If you have a desire to help people, are fascinated with the human mind, or want a good base for advanced study or teaching, Applied Psychology is an excellent choice for you.
Oregon Tech's online Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology enables students to apply general and comprehensive knowledge of psychology by utilizing in-depth application and skills in specific areas of the field. Graduates work in many different sectors, such as:
- Teacher/Special Education
- Probation & Parole Officer
- Career/School Counselor
- Mental Health Technician
- Treatment Specialist
- Research Scientist
- In-home Behavior Therapist
- Market Researcher
- Employee Relations Associate
- Behavior Analyst or Specialist
- Industrial Relations Associate
Oregon Tech’s Applied Psychology Program provides a strong core curriculum, designed to meet American Psychological Association standards, while highlighting application of knowledge and skills. The core spans the areas of Developmental, Abnormal, Social, Cognitive, and Counseling psychologies, as well as Behavior Modification, Research Methods, and more. As an applied program, both core and elective courses have a skills-based focus, allowing students to identify personal strengths, apply knowledge to real-world situations, create and implement new ideas, and ultimately be prepared to immediately enter the workforce or continue on to graduate programs. This program can be completed entirely online.
In addition to the core curriculum, students can choose from a diverse offering of electives and focus on one or many areas of psychology. This creates a unique opportunity to build an in-depth and personalized psychology degree. Interested in education? Health? Counseling? Business? Making a difference in your own community? Advisors will help tailor your electives so you gain the experience you need to pursue your career of choice.
Applied Psychology Externship
The Oregon Tech Applied Psychology Program prepares its students to use their degrees after graduation through the PSY 420 Externship. An externship pairs students with agencies, businesses, and organizations to provide exposure to careers that employ concepts, principles, and techniques learned in students’ coursework. Externship possibilities are available all terms, including summer, and can be completed in one’s home state or town.
Alternate applied experiences are available through research and independent study projects.