Applied Psychology

For individuals in the helping professions who want to gain knowledge in psychology or help prepare themselves for an advanced degree, the Applied Psychology concentration provides a foundation. Learn about psychological development at all stages of life. Study the most common psychological disorders and keys to effective diagnoses. Improve your abilities in research, statistics, and data analysis.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)
    • Core courses (35 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (25 cr.)
    • Psychology elective courses (10 cr.)
    • Elective courses (65 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

First Term Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HMNT 1001 Course Living and Learning in a Technological World Credits (6 cr.)

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PSYC 1001 Course Introduction to Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2000 Course Psychology Seminar Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2001 Course Cross-Cultural Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2009 Course Theories of Personality Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3002 Course Introduction to Basic Statistics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3003 Course Methods in Psychological Inquiry Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4010 Course Psychology Capstone Credits (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

In addition to the three required courses, choose two additional courses from the other three described below.
Course Code Course Credits
Required
Course Code PSYC 2002
or
PSYC 2003
Course Human Development: Childhood and Adolescence

Human Development: Adulthood
Credits (5 cr.)

(5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3001 Course Cognitive Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3004 Course Psychological Disorders Credits (5 cr.)
Choose two additional courses from the following
Course Code PSYC 2004 Course Motivation and Emotion Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4001 Course Cultural Perspectives in Health Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4002 Course Brain and Behavior Credits (5 cr.)

Psychology Elective Courses

Choose two of the four courses listed below or any two 3000-level or 4000-level courses from the other BS in Psychology concentrations.

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PSYC 3005 Course Racial and Ethnic Identities Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3006 Course Psychology of Gender Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3007 Course Influence and Persuasion Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4006 Course Global Perspectives in Psychology Credits (5 cr.)

Remaining Elective Courses

Choose 13 courses from General Education, B.S. in Psychology, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least four credits must be at the 3000–4000 level. Elective credits must total 65 credits to meet the B.S. in Psychology program requirements.

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