Applied Psychology (Acc)

The BA in Applied Psychology connects to the mission of Concordia University by contributing to the development of students, primarily adult learners, in mind body, and spirit for service to Christ in the area of psychology. Psychology, by its nature, is a subject that is valuable in integrating a biblical worldview along with this subject matter.  In CUWAA’s applied psychology program, students will develop stronger research skills (such as being able to assess the literature), improve critical thinking skills, deepen their knowledge of the various subfields, explore ethical issues in this field, have opportunities to serve others, and gain valuable experience and skills to prepare them for the job market and/or apply for a variety of graduate programs.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Goal 1: Knowledge Base in Psychology

  • Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology, including from Christian perspective
  • Develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains
  • Describe applications of psychology

Goal 2: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking

  • Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena
  • Demonstrate psychology information literacy
  • Engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving, including from a Christian perspective
  • Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry, including from Christian a perspective

Goal 3: Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World

  • Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice
  • Build and enhance interpersonal relationships 
  • Adopt values that build community at local, national, and global levels, including from Christian a perspective

Goal 4: Communication

  • Demonstrate effective writing for different purposes
  • Exhibit effective presentation skills for different purposes
  • Interact effectively with others


Post-Traditional Core Requirements 144
Major Requirements30
Total Hours120

Major Requirements

PSY 101General Psychology3
COMM 201Interpersonal Communication3
PSY 230Life Span Development3
PSY 271Social Psychology in the Workplace3
PSY 310Theories of Personality3
JPP 311Criminal Psychology3
PSY 350Experimental Psychology3
PSY 324Introduction to Psychopathology3
PSY 421Human Sexuality3
PSY 465Psychology Capstone3
Total Hours30