Hodges University offers the Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology Program to individuals interested in understanding the science of people and the human psyche particularly in relation to the workplace. The program is based on a strong liberal arts foundation which complements the study of psychology as a discipline. Hodges University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Students are required to complete a minimum of one hundred twenty-two (122) credit hours to be able to graduate. The program curriculum consists of twenty-four (24) semester credits of the Psychology Component, sixteen (16) semester credits of the Business Component, forty-two (42) semester credits of the Liberal Arts Component, twenty-four (24) semester credits of the Approved Elective Core/Specialty Component, and sixteen (16) semester credits of the Minor Component. Required Psychology Courses include General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Personality Theory, Tests and Measures, and Professional Ethics in Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency Counseling. The Business Component Courses consist of Introduction to Business, Computer Elective plus two (2) courses either from the Management Option or Marketing Option.
Elective Courses should come from the offered Psychology Courses or students can opt to take the Substance Abuse Counseling Specialty instead. The Specialty Program however is not offered in the online format. The Minor Component consists of courses from the 3000 to 4000 level. Courses are focused on developing a student’s professional attitude and behavior to effectively work with others in various fields such as human services and management.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent GED. Career options for psychology graduates are mainly categorized into two – one which allows the direct practice of psychology while the other allows psychology skills to be applied to other areas such as education and health.