Are you interested in putting your liberal arts education toward a professional degree in physical or occupational therapy? When pursuing the applied science degree in psychology on our St. Paul campus, you will not only gain a fundamental understanding of psychological principles, but will be fully prepared to earn either a master's in occupational therapy or a doctoral physical therapy degree.
Take 32 credits per year to finish your degree in four years.
Work Toward a Master's Degree as an Undergrad
Students studying psychology may apply their liberal arts education in the field of public health or physical therapy through two dual-degree programs. The Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs offer students the opportunity to enter the graduate program as undergraduate students in their senior year. Students complete their bachelor's degree while pursuing the graduate degree.
Applied science in psychology majors will complete the psychology pre-public health sequence of courses and supporting work for the MPH program. This includes courses in global health, statistics, biology, or chemistry and statistics, while providing a special emphasis in psychology.
Applied science in psychology majors will complete the psychology pre-physical therapy sequence of courses and supporting work for the DPT program. This includes courses in biology, anatomy, physiology, chemistry, physics, psychology, statistics, and mathematics, while providing a special emphasis in psychology.
In addition to preparing students for graduate work in physical therapy, the applied science in psychology major prepares them for graduate work in sports, experimental, clinical, or counseling psychology.
The applied science in psychology program prepares students for graduate study within the following areas:
- sports psychology
- experimental psychology
- clinical psychology
- counseling psychology