Applied Psychology

Psychologists collect information, answer questions, research, and observe human behavior, cognition, and development. A degree in applied psychology teaches you how to use theories of psychology in real-world situations. Applied psychology majors learn how to use psychological methods and theories in government, education, business, military, and community settings. Curriculum covers developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, research methods, and applications of psychology. Those interested in becoming applied psychologists generally earn a bachelor's degree, which provides a solid foundation for further study. In order to be a successful applied psychologist, students continue their studies at the graduate level, earning either a master's degree or Ph.D. While most courses will take place in a classroom setting, most programs require research in the field. This can include schools, hospitals, or social services offices. Individuals who major in applied psychology can choose from multiple career opportunities. Some work in career development, human resources, organizational development, and human services. Others, particularly those with advanced degree, may seek out research or teaching positions

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Boston University

Boston University is a private, non-profit university with a heavy emphasis on research. BU’s main location is right in its name—Boston, MA—but the university has flagship locations around the world, including in London, Sydney, and Washington, DC,...

“…Boston University is an elite university that is constantly improving. It is a very expensive college but has a lot of resources for its students. Students who wish to attend should be somewhat independent and not afraid to take full advantage of the...” – Daniel from Staten Island, NY

New York University

New York University, more commonly referred to as NYU, is a private university with campuses and academic centers all over the world, including Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, Africa, and Europe. As one of the largest private universities in the US, it’s...

“…new york university is an academically strenuous and challenging school in the heart of downtown new york city. the campus is new york city, with lots of grand old buildings, mainly centered around washington square park. each of their programs are...” – Isabella from Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California

The University of Southern California is a high-research institution located in Los Angeles, California, where it’s been educating students since 1880. The university is comprised of two campuses, the main University Park and the Health Sciences...

“…USC is a great school that I feel encourages each person to progress and achieve success. There are so many opportunities in and around campus to to experience Los Angeles and Southern California. When you're on campus, it feels like being part of a...” – Josephine from Inglewood, CA

Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
Boston College

Boston College is a 4-year Jesuit Catholic University and the first institution of higher learning founded in the city of Boston. BC is home to eight schools and colleges conferring degrees in over 50 fields of study. As a Catholic university, Boston...

“…Boston College is more than a school, is a supportive community. The administration and students truly care about each other and try to help each other as much as possible. I cannot image a better environment to grow mentally, personally, and...” – Andrea from Jackson Heights, NY

Pace University-New York

Originally founded as a one room accounting school, Pace University is a 4-year research institution in Manhattan. Pace is home to six colleges and schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in over 65 academic majors. In addition, the Manhattan campus...

“…Pace University is a great school that has afforded me so many fantastic opportunities I would not have received had I gone elsewhere. Pace has the most fantastic location in the heart of downtown Manhattan, making it ideal for anyone who wants to...” – Sarah in Brooklyn, NY

Fordham University

Founded in 1841 by the Catholic Diocese of New York, Fordham University is a Jesuit institution in New York City and the oldest Catholic university in the northeast. With three campus locations throughout the city, Fordham is home to four...

“…Fordham University is a family with open arms waiting for you to walk in. Once you enter into the family, you are embraced and encouraged to tap into all of the family's resources. These resources WILL help your intellectual, moral and...” – Constantine from Randolph, NJ

United States Military Academy

The United States Military Academy is located in West Point, NY, with a "mission to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets for a career of professional excellence and sevice to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army." West Point...

“…The application process is grueling but if you really want to go there you have to earn everything. The school is really hard to get into because they only take the best of the best.” – Carla from Kissimmee, FL

Loyola University Chicago

Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is a Catholic, Jesuit university located in the city of Chicago. Loyola has four campuses in the Chicago area–the main Lake Shore Campus along Lake Michigan, Water Tower Campus in the heart of downtown, the...

“…loyola has a gorgeous campus,, and is in a quiet, diverse area of a great city. being a relatively expensive, private institution, however, means that the make-up of the university is not nearly as diverse. the small size and great reputation will...” – Jason from Chicago, IL

Lynn University

Lynn University is a 4-year private institution in Boca Raton, Florida. Lynn is home to six colleges conferring undergraduate degrees in 48 academic fields of study. For students who wish to learn while immersed in another culture, Lynn features...

“…A very good school, close to plenty of nice places to go. If you ever need to find food or anything for your dorm room, you can easily find plenty of stores that can accommodate you. If you ever need to get anywhere in Florida and don't have a car,...” – Michael from Pembroke Pines, FL

Florida Institute of Technology

Founded as Brevard Engineering College in the midst of the Space Race, Florida Institute of Technology is a private research university with a focus on STEM programs. FIT is home to colleges of Engineering, Aeronautics, Liberal Arts, and Business. In...

“…This is a professional school for students pursuing STEM majors and wanting to take as many specialized courses as popular. This college has almost everything you need on campus and allows you to just focus on your studies/research. Also has a Fast...” – Cody from Monticello, FL

Biola University

Founded in 1908, Biola University is an Evangelical Christian University in the Los Angeles metro area with a focus on Bible-centered education. Biola offers over 150 academic majors and programs and every student is required to complete 30 credits...

“…I could not imagine a school any better than Biola! From caring, dedicated, and brilliant teachers to solid education and a healthy community, Biola has the best academics and atmosphere of any institution I know. Students and teachers share a...” – Cassie from Bothell, WA

Elmhurst College

Elmhurst College is a liberal arts institution in the Chicagoland area affiliated with the United Church of Christ. Elmhurst offers bachelor’s degrees in over 60 academic majors. Additionally, the school operates the Elmhurst Learning and Success...

“…Elmhurst College is a beautiful campus located in Elmhurst, IL. Everything about the school feels very much like home and the people are all generally friendly and open. Elmhurst is a smaller school but your so comfortable youll fall in love with it.” – Ciara from Naperville, Il

Bryant University

Originally founded as a business college for Civil War veterans, Bryant University is a 4-year private school in northern Rhode Island. Bryant is home to the College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences offering 168 academic major/minor...

“…Bryant University has small classes of a maximum of 40 students and it helps students get to know their professors. Tutoring and help with essays is always available, and so are professors at their office hours. Classes are never taught by teacher...” – Kate from Fitchburg, MA

Lamar University

Named for the second president of the Republic of Texas, Lamar University is a 4-year public school in southeast Texas and a member of the Texas State University system. Lamar encompasses five colleges granting bachelor’s and graduate degrees in over...

“…i love lamar, its a great school and very diverse. at lamar university we have so many opportunities here. the school helps you succeed with the internships and organizations that are provided for us here at lamar. ” – Shaundrea from Houston, TX

Tarleton State University

Originally founded in 1899 as a liberal arts college, Tarleton State University is now a public state university with five campus locations and a member of the Texas A&M University System. The largest non-land grant agricultural institution in the...

“…tarleton is full of traditions. tarleton is a place that is very welcoming. tarleton, to me, is home. ” – Airika from Arlington, TX

Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University is a public university in the heart of downtown Cleveland. Among the university’s 10 colleges hosting over 175 degree-granting academic programs, Cleveland State is home to the only film school in the state of Ohio. For the...

“…Cleveland State University open house was soo good toda. They were so excitied to meet new students , show the dorms and caampus. I am so happy to be attending CSU in the fall of 2012.” – Ashanti from Lyndhurst, OH

Rider University
Lawrenceville, NJ
Rider University

Originally founded in 1865 as a business college, Rider University is a 4-year private school in western New Jersey. Rider is home to colleges of Business Administration, the Arts, Education, and Liberal Arts offering undergraduate degrees in 71...

“…If you are ready for a great time, go to Rider. Its very social and out going. It is a small community with so many opportunities to grow and do great. ” – Student from Bound Brook, NJ

Formerly known as Armstrong State University, Georgia Southern University-Armstrong Campus is a residential campus of the University System of Georgia. GSU-Armstrong offers bachelor’s degree programs in over 50 Georgia Southern majors from seven...

“…This campus is open and dedicated the the education and happiness of their students.They have an equal balance of education and recreational activities. When i visited the campus the friendly people and atmosphere took the fear out of going to...” – Tiana from College Park, GA

Angelo State University

Angelo State University is a 4-year institution offering more than 100 majors located in San Angelo, Texas. Every year since 2010, Angelo State has been named a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a military friendly school, and ranked as one of the Best...

“…This is such a good school. The classes are smaller than most, so there is a bigger opportunity for one-on-one involvement between teachers and students. You get to know your teachers as well as getting to meet people from different backgrounds.” – Kelli from San Angelo, TX

Champlain College

With campus overlooking Lake Champlain, Champlain College is a private school with a main campus in northwest Vermont and international campuses in Montreal and Dublin. Champlain offers undergraduate degrees in 29 fields of study and makes 15...

“…champlain college offers its students every opportunity during their time at the school. international studies, internship availability, real-world information and skills, among many more are included along with the curriculum of classes in each...” – Olivia from Burlington, NY

Mount Saint Mary's University

Mount Saint Mary’s University is a women's college located in Los Angeles, California. This Catholic, 4-year institution's campus is nestled high in the Santa Monica Mountains and offers more than 30 majors and concentrations. MSMU puts particular...

“…mount st mary's is the perfect university for students desiring a more personalized hands on college experience. the one on counseling and interaction with the professors has been more than what i anticipated. my overall experience as a freshman...” – Dana from Carson, CA

Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale State College is a public institution offering a technology-focused education. It is part of the State University of New York system and has a “selective” admissions process. It is home to several research centers, including the Solar...

“…The professors don't see questions as stupid because if chances are there are a few other people in your class who are wondering the same thing. They truly care about a student's life and will try to help them succeed. The campus constantly has some...” – Kassandra from Valley Stream, NY

Francis Marion University

Francis Marion University is a public institution focused on liberal arts education. It is located in Florence, South Carolina, and is one of the most affordable colleges in the state. FMU has several partnerships with international colleges and...

“…Francis Marion University if a very prestigious college. It has a great environment, and the learning environment it superb. Francis Marion University gets two thumbs up!” – Olivia from Barnwell, SC

University of Michigan-Flint

With a campus along the shores of the Flint River, the University of Michigan-Flint is a regional campus of the University of Michigan system. UM Flint is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Nursing, Health Sciences, Management, and Education...

“…the university of michigan - flint is a bubble in the violence-enriched city of flint. it is a clean campus full of inspiring individuals. everyone is friendly and willing to lend a helping hand.” – Jeffrey from Flint, MI

Morrisville State College

SUNY Morrisville is located in Central New York, on 150 acres in a town of the same name. Morrisville offers more than 75 degree programs, both bachelor's and associate's, in agriculture, technology, business, social sciences, and liberal arts....

“…You are given the opportunity to communicate with your roommate before school year tarts, take advantage of this option this way you will know if you re compatible bore hand. Explore all the resources that at available to you to ensure an easy...” – Donya from Uniondale, NY

Bennington College

Bennington College is a private liberal arts institution located in the rural town of Bennington, Vermont. It is a nonsectarian institution with a “selective” admissions process. All students must complete an annual 7-week internship through the...

“…bennington college is a place where intellectual development is highly and constantly encouraged. students are challenged using innovative ideas. the community is welcoming and close-knit.” – Brianna from New York, NY

Belmont Abbey College

Belmont Abbey College is a private liberal arts institution based in Belmont, North Carolina. It is affiliated with the Order of Saint Benedict and the Roman Catholic Church. The college houses the Saint Joseph Adoration Chapel which is open 24 hours...

“…I love Belmont Abbey. The small classroom environments and personal interactions with the faculty and staff makes you capable of doing anything. The one-on-one time and attention to your course work and path that works best with your schedule is just...” – Chatney from Hickory, NC

Columbia College

Columbia College is a women’s liberal arts college in South Carolina’s state capital. Columbia confers undergraduate degrees in eight academic areas and also makes certain programs available in coeducational formats. Throughout the school year,...

“…Columbia College is a great liberal arts, small, all-women's college if your personality suits that type of environment. Professors are willing to help you, and you can truly grow if you take advantage of all of the great opportunities offered. I've...” – Stephanie from Hertford, NC

Judson University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Elgin and Rockford, Illinois. Undergraduate students are required to earn at least 25 chapel credits each semester, and contribute to their GPA on a pass/fail basis. Judson...

“…I am a transfer student from College of Dupage and I have greatly enjoyed my experiences at Judson especially compared to my last school. The teachers are kind and helpful and I have learned so much since coming here.” – Jessica from Elmhurst, IL

University of Wisconsin-Stout

Founded by a lumber magnate, the University of Wisconsin-Stout is a public university in northwest Wisconsin and the UW system’s designated polytechnic university. UW Stout features six career clusters offering undergraduate degrees in 50 academic...

“…Great school if you're looking for smaller campus. Laptop program is awesome and so is textbook rental program - no need to search for & buy your books, just check out and return to library when class is done! Professors are great to work with if you...” – Sophmore @ Stout

Belhaven University

Belhaven University is a Christian liberal arts institution founded in 1883. Rated as having “selective” admissions, the university is also affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Belhaven University’s main campus is based in Jackson, Mississippi,...

“…Belhaven has professors who truly care about their students. The other students are extremely friendly and helpful. There are a ton of academic resources for students on campus.” – Lauren from TN

Keystone College

Founded in 1868, Keystone College is a private school situated in the Endless Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania. The school offers a Keystone Promise which guarantees that students will be employed within six months of graduating if they fulfill...

“…I think Keystone is the perfect school to grow and learn, the faculty and students there are very nice. And the campus is beautiful. Most of the classes are small so it is easier to learn and have your questions answered it you have any.” – Kristy from Duryea, PA

Huntington University

Huntington University is a private, 4-year institution located in the state of Indiana. As the school is Christ-centered, all students enrolled at Huntington are expected to live by biblical guidelines, including maintaining sexual purity, abstaining...

“…Huntington University is an excellent Christian college that has helped me grow in my faith, and the person that I am today. I have met some pretty great friends by going to HU. ” – Anne

Oregon Institute of Technology

The Oregon Institute of Technology is a public and state-supported institute of technology based in Klamath Falls, OR, and has satellite campuses in Seattle-Boeing and the Portland-Metro area. Entire degrees can be earned via Oregon Online and...

“…Oregon Tech is a great school to attend. Class size are 12-20 people. New building in Wilsonville with many resources for students. ” – Daniil from Portland, OR

Pacific University

Pacific University is a liberal arts college in the greater Portland area. Pacific is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education granting undergraduate degrees in over 70 academic majors. Utilizing the university’s location, Pacific...

“…pacific university the school to attend if you enjoy making close, personal connections with the small number of students who attend, along with the professors. this school is great for finding opportunities to expand and get involved, whether it's...” – Bailey

Christian Brothers University

Christian Brothers University is a private college administered by a Catholic teaching order, the De La Salle Christian Brothers. The school is located in Memphis, Tennessee, and provides a Lasallian-based curriculum, but there are more than 34...

“…Overall, CBU is a very diverse place with so many experiences that will help you become the person that you wish to be. There are so many opportunities to take part in, and groups to be apart of that will definitely help you with your degree! This is...” – April from Memphis, TN

Franklin University is a private, 4-year institution established in Columbus, Ohio. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains regional locations in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana. The vast majority of students attending...

“…School coach match 10. School assignments 10. professors helping students 10.” – LaKisha from Akron, OH

Founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Marygrove College is a Catholic graduate school in Detroit. Marygrove specializes in training future educators, granting a master’s degree in the Art of Teaching with six...

“…Marygrove is an exciting school to attend, the teachers are great and you have so many academics to choose from. Each student can actually have a one on one basis with their teachers and the teachers are at arms reach. The staff is friendly and don't...” – Frances from Detroit, MI

The City University of Seattle is a private, 4-year institution in the state of Washington, and is part of a nonprofit organization named the National University System. Along with the college’s home campus, CityU also maintains more than 15 campuses...

“…CityU it's a great university, it has very prepared teachers, with professional skills that help students to understand better the real and working life, the infrastructure satisfies the necessity of students and the help service its always there for...” – MELISSA from Visalia, CA

University of Saint Mary

The University of Saint Mary is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Leavenworth, Kansas, with a satellite campus located in Overland Park which hosts undergraduate degree-completion and graduate programs one evening per week. USM...

“…A small college. You get to meet new people and learn new things. USM is a good school to start at.” – Kenny from Reno, NV

Multnomah University is a 4-year non-denominational Christian college in Portland, Oregon. Multnomah utilizes The Bible as a foundation for every class and offers programs in liberal arts and humanities in addition to religious studies. As a Christ...

“…I would give Multnomah University a rating of 9/10. If you are looking for a school that offers a double major in biblical studies as well as a major you can use anywhere else, like education, business, psychology, etc. then Multnomah is the place...” – Rachel from Kent, WA

Bethel University (TN)

Founded in 1842, Bethel University is a private institution based in rural McKenzie, Tennessee. The school operates campuses around the state in Jackson, Nashville, Paris, Clarksville, Chattanooga, and Memphis. It is closely affiliated with the...

“…This university is a great choice for traditional and adult learners. They provide personal attention to each student. This school's goal is that you possess an education that will be beneficial in the future.” – Danesa from Clarksville, TN

Hodges University is a private school in southwestern Florida. The Hodges campus is comprised of five schools that award 18 bachelor’s degrees and 15 associate degrees. Hodges’ immersive ESL program attracts students from over 25 countries. All...

“…The staff at Hodges University is absolutely amazing. The teachers are very hands-on, and there are also tutoring labs available for additional help. The education you will receive at Hodges is unbeatable!” – Sarah from Cape Coral, FL

Kansas Wesleyan University is a private, 4-year institution established in the city of Salina. KWU offers students the opportunity to learn and travel with their Wesleyan Journey program, which awards course credit through experiential learning. The...

“…a great school.many options for your major.great staff.” – Dixie from Solomon, KS

With a campus on the upper and lower shores of Lake Marquette, Oak Hills Christian College is a Christian academy in the Minnesota Northwoods. Oak Hills offers six Biblical Studies bachelor’s degrees with concentrations in subjects such as Worship...

“…It's a great college, with great professors, and a great heart for ministry! The community is very welcoming and it was a delight to attend there last semester.” – A PSEO student from Oak Hills

SUNY College of Technology at Canton

SUNY College of Technology at Canton is located in northern New York State and part of the State University of New York System. Originally founded as the first 2-year college in New York, SUNY Canton now confers bachelor’s degrees in 29 career...

“…SUNY Canton's main campus facilities are incorporated into the side of a hill making almost all window a pleasant view. The staff and the students here are intuitive and pleasant. Ethnic diversity at SUNY Canton is also a big factor when...” – Scott from Heuvetlton, NY

Mayville State University is a 4-year public school and a member of the North Dakota State University system. MSU prepares future educators through its 11 teaching majors in subjects such as History, Psychology, and English Education. Outside of the...

“…I am currently attending Mayville State University through the online and distance program. It really is a great school that works with you, and also around your schedule. On the downside being a distance and online learner I do not receive...” – Brianna from Rock Springs, WY

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, the College of Saint Mary is a Catholic all-women’s college in Omaha. Among Saint Mary’s 25 undergraduate programs, its K-12 and Secondary Education majors are both divided into several concentrations in subjects such...

“…College of Saint Mary has been a wonderful experience thus far and I hope the next three years of me attending can be just as wonderful. They has been very helpful with me and my son, and are very generous beings. I love the atmosphere and feel...” – Desiree from Omaha, NE

With a campus overlooking Lake Champlain, Clinton Community College is a 2-year institution and a part of the State Universities of New York system. Among CCC’s 24 academic degrees, the college’s Health Services Management program is unique in...

“…A smaller community where you can get more one-on-one time with teachers and instructors unlike other universities. Opportunity. An environmentally concerned campus with tons of activities and events in relation to one's interests.” – Stephanie from Morrisonville, NY

SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill

SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill combines theory with practice and all students must complete an applied learning experience to graduate. Educational facilities on campus include a contiguous farm, student-run restaurant, art...

“…i am very impressed with the level of education i've recieved here. the faculty of the plant science dept. are outstanding on both an academic and personal level. i'm learning more than i ever thought i would, and having alot of fun doing it; we get...” – Mary from Jefferson, NY

Arizona State University-Polytechnic

Originally founded as ASU East, Arizona State University Polytechnic is a school specializing in STEM-related subjects in the Phoenix metro area and a campus of the ASU system. ASU Polytechnic is home to schools of Engineering, Business, Teaching,...

LIU Post
Brookville, NY
LIU Post

Named for breakfast cereal magnate C.W. Post, LIU Post is a private school on Long Island’s north shore and the largest campus of Long Island University. LIU Post grants bachelor’s degrees in over 50 academic majors. In addition, LIU Post is home to...

“…Long Island University-C.W. Post is a wonderful school that has everything that a college student could ever need! We are one very big family. Everyday here gets better and better. ” – Samantha from Holbrook, NY

Itasca Community College is a 2-year institution in northern Minnesota. Itasca is home to 15 academic programs granting degrees and certificates. Situated in a rural and forested region of the state, Itasca offers several courses dedicated to the...

“…Small, student friendly, family orientated college. Inexpensive credits and teachers are always willing to help!” – Brendon from Bemidji, MN

Northampton Community College is a 2-year community college in eastern Pennsylvania. NCC features 107 programs of study and offers nearly 100 degrees and certificates as well as an Honors Program. Graduates have the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s...

“…Northampton County Area Community College offers flexible classes both on campus and off. The staff puts the E in excellence! They are with you every step of the way!” – Tammy from Nazareth, PA

Fielding Graduate University is a grad school with an adult-centered and practice-oriented curriculum. Featuring a collaborative learning model, Fielding offers interdisciplinary master’s degrees and doctorates in Psychology, Education, Counseling,...

Florida Institute of Technology-Online is the internet campus of the Florida Tech system. Florida Tech Online offers bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in 16 academic fields of study entirely on the web. All online undergraduate programs are designed...

Featuring 15 satellite locations throughout Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, Indiana Wesleyan University-National and Global is the hub for all non-residential IWU campuses. IWU National and Global is home to schools of Business, Nursing, Health Sciences...