Bachelor of Applied Psychology

Students are trained in Psychological application of research, assessment and testing. The BS in applied psychology degree prepares the student for the graduate work necessary to become a clinical psychologist or mental health counselor who is competent in a broad spectrum of counseling, assessment, and testing.

Upon completion of the degree in applied psychology, the student will be familiar with the history of psychological theory and each theorist, as well as current thought in the field of counseling practices. The student will understand the tendencies of personality as well as abnormal behavior. The BS degree in applied psychology will prepare the student for the needed graduate work which is required in order to complete the State Licensure Exam to become a Mental Health Counselor.

What Makes University of the Southwest Different from the Rest?

  • Flexibility - Earn your degree mostly online and create a custom schedule to have classes during your free time
  • Quality - Combine a liberal arts education along with a solid background in education
  • Accreditation & Faculty - University of the Southwest is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Our faculty will do everything possible to ensure that you will succeed

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