Preparation for a successful career using applied psychology requires a broad knowledge base for the major elements of psychological sciences. The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology (BAAP) at Azusa Pacific Online University equips students with professional knowledge and practical skills in general psychology and specialized emphasis areas. Students will study these psychological principles through a Christian worldview.
Learn more about the career opportunities available with a B.A. in Applied Psychology.
The B.A. in Applied Psychology offers learners career opportunities in industries such as social services, government agencies, justice department, nonprofit, and a variety of areas of ministry, along with the ability to advance to graduate education. The job possibilities range from child welfare liaison, probation officer, adolescent residential care counselor, Christian camp counselor, corrections officer, etc. Each emphasis area gives students the opportunity to stand out among others in their field of interest, increasing their marketability for jobs and graduate education. Their emphasis area may also provide opportunities to transfer credits and reduce coursework requirements for certain graduate school programs.
- Develop experiential, applicable, and practical approaches
- Integrate a Christian worldview
- Evaluate ethical behavior and decision-making within the profession
- Utilize empirical, analytical, and inductive reasoning
- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of methods, theories, and concepts in the field
Choose from nine different emphasis areas:
Note: This information is current for the 2014 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. To view 2014 program information, please refer to the APOU catalog.