Psychology Degree Overview
The complexity of our modern world challenges us physically, psychologically and socially. Can we do more than just “get by” in this bewildering world? Can we thrive in the midst of these challenges, and support others to do the same?
As a student in our Applied Psychology degree program, you will study how people individually and collectively develop, cope, and thrive in the modern world. You will study psychological theories, apply them to your own life, and consider ways that you can take what you learn to better the world through action.
Our curriculum covers a broad base of topics within the psychology field including lifespan development, abnormal behavior, positive psychology, stress and well-being, health psychology, and forgiveness. Our program, through our Jesuit approach to education, develops you as a whole person. We build your theoretical knowledge of psychology through traditional learning, we tap into your own insights and wisdom through reflection, and we build your skills through application. This approach prepares your mind and your heart for a host of careers that develop positive environments and outcomes for yourself and others.
Popular psychology careers can be found in fields such as:
- Public Health
- Hospitals and Health Care
- Assisted Living
- Medical Consulting
- Human Resources
- Social Work
- Health and Human Services
- Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention
Some of the careers in psychology require advanced study. An undergraduate B.S. degree in Applied Psychology from Regis University also lays the foundation for you to continue your education though graduate study in Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy, Criminology, Nonprofit Management, or through other graduate degrees from the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies.
TOTAL PSYCHOLOGY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 120 CREDIT HOURS
- Core studies requirements: 45 credit hours
- Foundational courses: 15 credit hours
- Upper division requirements: 27 credit hours
- Minor (optional): 0 or 12 credit hours
- General electives: 21 credit hours (if minor is selected); 33 credit hours (if minor is not selected)
Regis University's Applied Psychology program is a Bachelor of Science degree, and the full degree is obtainable at the Northwest Denver Campus or online.
A Faster Path To Success through a Combined Bachelor’s to Master’s Degree
In addition, students have the opportunity to apply two graduate level courses to a Division of Counseling and Family Therapy graduate degree (Master of Arts in Counseling or Master or Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy) with the permission of the academic chair. Additional admissions requirements apply for these graduate programs should you want to submit your graduate admissions application.
Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.