Complete Your Degree in Psychology in the Evening
A degree in psychology opens the door to a world of fascinating career opportunities. At Elmhurst University, you’ll find the support you need to complete your degree in psychology—and jump-start a dynamic career.
Psychology Major Requirements
This major includes the core Psychology major requirements of statistics and Research Methods, but focuses the elective courses on those related to applied psychology. These courses are guaranteed to be offered at night within a one-year rotation. Students will work with an academic advisor in the department to plan their courses.
Students eligible to enroll in the psychology (evening program) program will have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours of approved transfer credit including Introduction to Psychology, two courses in English composition, a minimum of one mathematics course (college algebra or higher) and have a minimum transfer grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- PSY 355 Statistics for Scientific Research
- PSY 356 Research Methods in Psychology
- PSY 496 Senior Capstone Seminar
- PSY 315 Lifespan Development
- PSY 424 Physiological Psychology
or PSY 330 Cognitive Psychology
Choose 3 of the following:
- PSY 326 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- PSY 327 Abnormal Psychology
- PSY 328 Clinical and Counseling Psychology
- PSY 348 Health Psychology
- PSY 422 Psychological Testing
NOTE: Substitutions for some courses are possible. Please see a faculty advisor.
Students will also be responsible for completing the University’s Integrated Curriculum requirements to earn their full bachelor’s degree within this program.
Flexible and Convenient
All courses in the applied psychology major are offered in the evenings or in a hybrid on-campus/online format, so it’s easy to fit them into your busy schedule. What’s more, we offer flexibility in evaluating your prior courses for transfer credit.
A Personalized Approach
Throughout the program, you’ll work closely with faculty advisors who understand the needs of working professionals. Our faculty are Ph.D.-level professionals with a broad range of research interests. But most of all, they’re dedicated to getting to know you and helping you succeed.
A Wealth of Opportunities
As a degree-completion student, you have access to all the opportunities of an Elmhurst University education. You might explore your interests by joining the Psychology Club or Psi Chi, the international honor society for psychology students. Or get involved in a faculty-directed research project and get credit for your work in a publication. You can even take on an internship at a place like Haymarket Center in Chicago.
Your Path to a Bright Future
Psychology majors at Elmhurst University go on to Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs as well as master’s programs in fields like social work and industrial/organizational psychology. They also find success as case coordinators, behavioral support specialists, human resources administrators and much more.
Career Options for Psychology Majors
- Career Counseling
- Conflict Resolution
- Early Intervention Counseling
- Family Services
- Human Resources
- Laboratory Work
- Psychiatric Technicians
- Social Service
- Social Work
The Elmhurst faculty is amazing, with great knowledge, drawing from real-world experience. And they’re always willing to engage with the students—including on topics related to school, careers and their practical experiences.Nick Mossman ’18