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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.

  • 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
  • PSY 325 Psychology and Culture

Additional courses
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

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
  • Counseling
  • Early Intervention Counseling
  • Family Services
  • Human Resources
  • Laboratory Work
  • Management
  • Psychiatric Technicians
  • Sales
  • 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

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