Program Mission

The mission of the Applied Psychology program is to enable students to apply core principles and theories of psychology and in-depth knowledge and skills in specific areas of psychology to communicate effectively, think critically, behave ethically and with cultural awareness, and work interpersonally with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Program Educational Objectives

  • To produce graduates with effective interpersonal skills who can work in a variety of practical settings.
  • To enable students to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for immediate employment and/or graduate study in psychology and related areas.
  • To provide opportunities for students who wish to apply psychology training to employment in business and human service related organizations or to prepare for graduate programs in related areas.
  • To serve as a minor to complement other programs on campus.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of and be able to use major research methodologies in psychology, including design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant ethical issues including a general understanding of the APA Code of Ethics.
  3. Demonstrate basic counseling.
  4. Demonstrate effective writing conventions by using APA style effectively in empirically based reports, literature reviews and theoretical papers.
  5. Demonstrate effective oral communication skills in various formats (e.g. group discussion, debate and lecture).

Summary of Program Student Learning Outcomes

The Applied Psychology faculty formally assess the student learning outcomes summarized in the annual program report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.

Program Curriculum Map

The curriculum map for the Applied Psychology program can be found on the catalog web page on the Oregon Tech website,


Alishia Huntoon
Alishia Huntoon

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