Undergraduate General FAQs
What can I do with a degree in Applied Psychology?
Most careers in applied psychology require study at the master's or doctoral level. This program prepares you for graduate study in a variety of fields as well as entry-level positions in the human services sector. If you choose to continue your studies after graduation, many fields, including the following, are open to you:
- Counseling and school psychology
- Social work
- Clinical psychology
- Human development
- Rehabilitation and therapies: art, music, drama, dance, speech, and occupational therapy
- Intervention and prevention
- Graduate programs in psychology, sociology, anthropology, urban studies, and counseling and guidance
How do I apply?
Both first-year and transfer student applicants can download or request an application at NYU's Office of Undergraduate Admissions web site. Steinhardt students who wish to transfer into our program should fill out the Applied Psychology transfer application . Transfer students can also view our Transfer FAQ for more information.
Can I visit the campus and learn more about the major in Applied Psychology?
Yes, NYU Steinhardt offers several programs for both high school and transfer students to visit the campus and learn more about our programs. Please click here for more information.
Is there an option to minor in Applied Psychology?
A undergraduate minor in Child Development and Social Intervention is now open to interested students. More information is available here: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/appsych/minors/child_development_and_social_intervention
Is it possible to minor or double major in another discipline if I enter this program?
Applied Psychology majors may double major or minor in another subject. Students typically pursue a double major or minor in the social science or humanities discipline they choose for their required sequence. Depending on the choice of second major or minor, students may need additional courses beyond the 128 credits required for the bachelor's degree. It is very difficult for transfer students to pursue a minor or double major, depending on the courses that are accepted.
Will all my AP/IB credits transfer?
NYU does allow some AP/IB credits to transfer into the program. Generally, these credits will count towards the liberal arts portion of your degree. AP/IB Psychology counts towards our Intro to Psychology and It's Applications requirement. In order to receive credit, you must have scored a 4 or 5 on the AP exams, and they must be on the list of approved AP courses. You must score a 6 or 7 on the IB Higher Level exams, and they must be on the list of approved AP courses.
Can I download a program bulletin?
Yes, you can download it here: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/bulletin
Is financial aid available?
Yes, each year NYU awards financial assistance to many of its students and their families. Please click here for more information: http://www.nyu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/financial-aid.html
Can I attend this program part-time?
No. All students must be enrolled full-time. Most courses are offered once a year in sequential order, which does not lend itself to part-time study.
What is NYU housing like?
Students are guaranteed University housing for their entire undergraduate academic career provided that they continue to meet all application, payment, registration and occupancy requirements. NYU has many different types of residence halls. Learn what living is like at NYU by clicking here. http://www.nyu.edu/life/living-at-nyu.html