The online B.A. in Applied Psychology program is designed for students to develop critical thinking, research, communication, and inquiry skills to help individuals, groups, and organizations function more effectively. This program will provide an opportunity for students to analyze biological, affective, cognitive, and behavioral constructs. Faculty create coursework that is convenient for studying online and empowers you to thrive as a student and professional. Your courses will be taught with a practical approach to psychology that will equip you to apply psychological concepts to everyday issues and inspire growth in the people around you.

Ways to study

Undergraduate (Major) | Online

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We are Committed to Student Success

You will be supported by your faculty and staff members at Multnomah University as an online student. You are invited to experience a discussion-centered model that fosters connections with your peers while learning from dedicated faculty with experience in the field. At Multnomah, our students are at the heart of everything we do, and you will see the difference in your learning community and connections with professors.

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Example Courses

The courses listed below are some of our featured core classes that will be a part of your educational journey here at MU. Take a look at each course for a small preview.

This course will consider religious and spiritual phenomenon within a psychological framework. Topics include the relationship between psychological theories and religion, research approaches to studying faith, religious and faith development, genetic and social influences on religion and spirituality, and conversion.

This course uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore how cultural influences impact our cognitive processes and behavior. Students will acquire tools to evaluate psychological theories from a cultural perspective. The relationship between culture and an individual’s identity, personality, gender, cognition, and emotion will be considered.

This course will focus on the structure and functions of the brain and nervous system, with particular emphasis on how brain processes are related to human behavior. Selected topics include the anatomy of the nervous system and brain, lateralization, sleep, psychopharmacology, stress, and learning.

This course will examine the research and major theories that are useful in explaining what personality theory is and how it is formed. We will also look at the differences in personality and the tests used to measure and analyze personality. Students will utilize various tests to write a personality self-assessment.

Degree Requirements

Here you will find everything you need to know about what is required to successfully complete your degree. Whether you are beginning college for the first time or are a transfer student, we’ve got you covered.

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Career Placement

Earning your B.A. in Applied Psychology opens the door to many career and graduate study opportunities. Many Applied Psychology majors pursue graduate degrees in Counseling, Social Work, or therapy after graduation. An Applied Psychology degree also prepares you for roles, such as:

• Rehabilitation Specialist • Victim’s Advocate • Treatment Specialist
• Case Manager • Teacher • Correctional Officer
• Social Services Specialist • Psychiatric Technician • Christian Ministry Worker