Evening & Graduate Programs

Degree-Completion: Applied Psychology

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements

Apply Now! USM’s adult degree-completion program offers you the same high quality education of as the university’s traditional undergraduate program in a more convenient and flexible accelerated evening format.

Applied Psychology provides a basis for understanding human behavior and is valuable for anyone working in the social services.

The USM adult degree-completion program is geared toward students who have completed roughly two years of college (approximately 60 credit hours).

USM requires the successful completion of 128 credit hours to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Core Courses

General Education Courses
Communications — nine credit hours comprising the following three courses

  • Composition I

  • Composition II

  • Oral Communications

Humanities — six credit hours from the following areas:

  • Literature/Theatre

  • Foreign Language

  • History

  • Humanities (Art, Music, Religion)

  • Philosophy

Social Science — six credit hours from the following areas:

  • Economics

  • Anthropology

  • Political Science

  • Psychology

  • Sociology

Science and Math — nine credit hours from the following areas:

  • Natural Science with Lab

  • College Algebra and Statistics

AA requirements (including completion of math) need to be met in order for students to enroll in seminar.

IDEA Seminar I
IDEA Seminar II

Applied Psychology Core Classes

  • Intro to Psychology

  • Intro to Human Services

  • Intro to Addictions

  • Professional Ethics

  • Psychology of Childhood & Adolescence or Aging

  • Social Psychology

  • Abnormal Psychology

  • Methods II Group or Methods III Family

Electives (six credit hours)

  • Marriage & Family

  • Personal Growth & Development

  • Human Sexuality

  • Contemporary Social Issues

  • Juvenile Delinquency

  • Health Psychology

  • Criminology

  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology

  • Courts, Probation & Parole

  • Race Relations

  • Personality Psychology

  • Penology