Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology

with optional emphasis in Child and Adolescent Services, Criminal Behavior, or Gerontology.


AVAILABLE: Online
REQUIRED CREDITS: 180
LOCATIONS and START DATES: Online: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer


Program Details

City University of Seattle offers a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology degree for undergraduate students preparing for impactful careers in counseling, social services or human services. This online B.A. in psychology program was ranked in the top 50 online undergraduate programs in the nation by US News and World Report.

CityU of Seattle's applied psychology faculty is made up of active practitioners who share their expertise in the following areas:

  • psychological theories, abnormal psychology, neuropsychology and ethics
  • family, organization and diversity issues
  • research methodology and professional report writing
The core curriculum for this online B.A. in psychology program includes 12 five-credit classes in addition to typical lower division requirements. You may also choose from three emphasis areas including child and adolescent services, criminal behavior and gerontology.

Flexible, Online Learning Options

CityU's Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology is a fully online program, so you can work at your own pace and still benefit from collaboration with classmates. If you're looking to finish your applied psychology degree in as little as three years, start your conversation with our advisors today!

Where CityU Can Take You

Most of our graduates go on to complete advanced degrees, such as a Master of Arts in Counseling, and pursue careers as counselors, psychologists or social workers. But you'll be qualified for positions such as case manager, agency manager or coordinator right out of this bachelor's program.

Get Started Today!

If you're interested in a rewarding career helping others, CityU's Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology will prepare you to make a difference in people's lives for years to come. Connect with one of our Division of Arts and Sciences advisors to learn more about the program today.

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Lower-Division Requirements (90)

College Writing: 5
College Mathematics: 5
Humanities: 15
Social Sciences: 15
Natural Sciences/Mathematics: 15
Electives: 25
Required Lower Division Courses (10)
PSY 201
PSY 202

Upper-Division Requirements (90)

Psychology Core (60)
PSY 311
PSY 312
PSY 313
Ethics (5)
PSY 314
PSY 315
PSY 316
PSY 317
PSY 411
PSY 413
PSY 414
PSY 498
SOC 412
Electives (30)
Take 30 electives as part of the general B.A.A.P. or specialize by choosing one of the listed Emphasis Areas.
Child and Adolescent Services Emphasis (30)
PSY 323
PSY 415
PSY 421
PSY 422
In addition to the above courses, take any two upper-division elective courses (10 credits) offered at City University or transferred from an accredited institution with a grade of 2.0 or above.
Criminal Behavior Emphasis (30)
PSY 322
PSY 323
PSY 421
SOC 319
SOC 320
In addition to the above courses, take any upper-division elective courses (5 credits) offered at City University or transferred from an accredited institution with a grade of 2.0 or above.
Gerontology Emphasis (30)
PSY 323
PSY 421
PSY 423
SOC 318
In addition to the above courses, take any two upper-division elective courses (10 credits) offered at City University or transferred from an accredited institution with a grade of 2.0 or above.