Explore the human mind

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The complexity of our modern world challenges us physically, mentally and socially. Support others as they navigate this bewildering world with a BS in Applied Psychology, where you will learn about the human mind and how behavior shapes us.
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Applied Psychology

Why Should I study Psychology?

Together, we deep dive into 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.

Is Psychology for me?

Available: On-campus or Online
Course Length: 8 weeks
Time to Complete: 4 Years*
Total No. of Credits: 120*

*Estimation may change due to transfer credits awards and/or pace.

What will I Learn in this Program?

Our curriculum covers a broad case of topics within the psychology field, including:

  • Lifespan development
  • Abnormal behavior
  • Positive psychology
  • Stress and well-being
  • Health psychology
  • Forgiveness

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.


Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

What Careers Can I Pursue with this Degree?

There are many opportunities that may be open to you after finishing this degree, including careers in:

  • Public Health
  • Hospitals and Health Care
  • Assisted Living
  • Counseling
  • Chaplaincy
  • Medical Consulting
  • Human Resources
  • Social Work
  • Health and Human Services
  • Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention
  • Education
  • Advocacy
  • Leadership
  • Research

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 through graduate study in:

General Undergraduate Core Requirements (45 credit hours)

Oral Communication Skills (3 credit hours): COM 210, COM 211
English Composition (3 credit hours): EN 203
Advanced Oral or Written Communication (3 credit hours): COM 406, COM 437, COM 455, EN 325, EN/PL 482, EN 475
Literature/Humanities (6 credit hours)
  • Literature/Humanities (6 credit hours) (3 credit hours)
  • Literature/Humanities Elective (3 credit hours) Any 300-400 EN, all HU courses, all COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406, and COM 437)
Global Issues (6 credit hours): COM 400, COM 412, CR 466, EC 335, EC 400, CIV 410, CIV 420, HS 240E-W, HU 435E-W, HU 421E-W, SO 204, SO 340, SO 341, SO 446, SO 469F, SO 472, IRSH 410E-W, RC 450, RC 458, RC 459

Social Sciences (6 credit hours): CIV 410, CIV 420, CIV 430, CIV 440, COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406 and COM 437), all EC, all ED, all HS, all PY, all SO courses, all CR courses

Mathematics (3 credit hours) 
  • (College-level algebra or higher)
  • MT 201, MT 204, MT 270, all 300-400 level MT courses 
Natural Sciences (3 credit hours): SCI 205E, SCI 206E, SCI 410E, SCI 411E, all CN, CIS or CS courses 
Philosophy (6 credit hours): All PL courses
Religious Studies (6 credit hours): All RC, all RS courses 
Foundational Courses (15 credit hours)
PY 250 General Psychology
PY 469 Lifespan Development*
PY 470 Psychology of Personality*
PY 471 Abnormal Psychology*
PY 481 Brain and Behavior
*Lower division course work acceptable in transfer.

Upper Division Requirements (27 credit hours)

PY 440 Professional Ethics in Psychology
CAP 483 Research Methods
CAP 493  Senior Capstone 

Select 6 classes (18 credit hours) from the following:

PY 414  Positive Psychology 
PY 415  Health Psychology 
PY 416  Understanding Trauma and PTSD 
PY 441  Social Psychology 
PY 444  The Family 
PY 454  Cognitive Psychology 
PY 456  Organizational Behavior 
PY 462  Behavioral and Stress Management 
PY 463  Psychology of Intimate Relationships 
PY 468  Psychology of Change 
PY 476 The Third Act: Adulthood and the Later Stages of Life
PY 480 Forgiving Others, Forgiving Ourselves
PY 496H  Special Topics in Psychology: Addictive Behavior 
PY 496J  Special Topics in Psychology: Psychology of Gender 

Optional Minor

0-12 credit hours

General Electives (21-33 credit hours)

If a specialization and a minor are completed: 21 credit hours

If a minor or a specialization is completed: 33 credit hours

Please note recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

Course syllabi

Download a printable fact sheet with program details.

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Students with prior college credit, military credit, professional licenses or certificates or several years of work experience may be able to translate this experience directly into college credit.

Your admissions counselor will help evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance, recommend courses and help you get started with the application process.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent (from a regionally accredited high school)

Application Process:

  1. Complete the online undergraduate application (select accelerated, online, or evening application)
  2. Request official transcripts from accredited institutions that you have previously attended. Download the transcript request form. Official transcripts are those that come directly from one college or university to another college or university. Official transcripts should be requested at time of application to Regis.
  3. Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

For information on transferring previously earned college credits, please review our Transfer Student Information. You are encouraged to submit unofficial transcripts for a no-cost evaluation while you wait for your official transcripts to arrive at Regis.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed. You are encouraged to apply at least four to six weeks in advance of your desired start date to ensure class availability. Applications received within two to three weeks prior to each start date will be considered if class availability exists. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.


  • Complete the online undergraduate non-degree application
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
  • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.

Visit our Cost of Tuition page to see the tuition and fee schedule.

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