Program Overview

Azusa Pacific University offers prospective students the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology degree. This program intends to cover the fundamentals of psychology and related disciplines in order to prepare students for future success in their chosen career paths. Azusa is a faith-based institution, so the material covered during the program's duration is presented and viewed through the framework of a Christian worldview.

This program is a part of APU's online delivery, allowing students to take courses at distance and in a way that fits the demands of working professionals. While enrolled, degree candidates will work with experienced faculty in order to develop and hone experiential, applicable, and practical approaches to psychology. Students will learn to look at ethical behavior and decision-making within the discipline and evaluate thereof. Upon graduation, these individuals should demonstrate a basic understanding of methods, theories, and concepts in the field.

Once enrolled, students are able to choose from the following areas of emphasis in order to focus the degree to their individual goals and strengths. The options of emphasis are Applied Pastoral Counseling, Business Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Criminal Behavior, Cultural Psychology, General Psychology, Educational Psychology, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management and Human Services. 

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)


    Minimum 2.0 GPA. Official transcripts, including high school and prior college credits earned (if applicable).

    School Overview

    University College of Azusa Pacific University supports a wide range of distance education programs, including master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, associate’s degrees, and post-graduate certificates. University College (also known as Azusa Pacific University College) is a result to the merger of Azusa Pacific Online University and the School of Adult and Professional Studies. University College is a four-year, primarily associate’s, private not-for-profit school, with its main location in Glendora, California. Azusa Pacific University approved the formation of this independent institution with an intended goal of providing more flexible learning options for nontraditional students, including online and evening class sessions. Following the Christian-centered principles of Azusa Pacific University, University College’s purpose statement is: “We create for people a new hope for the future by investing in lives through learning pathways that are Christ-centered, flexible, and accessible.”

    Azusa Pacific University, the parent school of University College, is a four-year, private Christian-based higher educational institution, located in the San Gabriel Valley community of Azusa, California. The institution first opened in 1899, as the Training School for Christian Workers. The school has continued to grow and now operates as one of the largest Christian universities within the United States. Azusa Pacific University supports over 100 associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs.

    University College follows a trimester calendar with year-round classes that offer accelerated programming. Each traditional 16-week semester is divided into two 8-week sessions allowing for greater flexibility. Online coursework is asynchronous and hosted on the Moodle learning management platform.


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