The Program in Applied Psychology is designed to provide intensive pre-professional training to prepare the student for direct application of principles and practices of psychology to community problems or for graduate education in human service areas of psychology or other applied disciplines. The program offers a balance between theoretical/empirical and practical skills.
Prerequisites. MTH 111 (MTH 118 or MTH 121 strongly recommended for those planning to attend graduate school).
- All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Science degree, including General Education requirements . General education requirements in the natural sciences may not include courses in psychology.
- At least 46 credits in psychology including:
- Foundation courses (15 credits).
PSY 100 , PSY 319 , PSY 322 , PSY 323 .
- Core courses (15 credits).
PSY 309 , PSY 313 , PSY 315 , PSY 316 , PSY 317 .
- Advanced research (4 credits).
PSY 329 .
- Applied psychology (12 credits).
i. Core applied area. One from: PSY 352 , PSY 353 , PSY 365 .
ii. Three additional from: PSY 336 , PSY 343 , PSY 347 , PSY 350 , PSY 352 , PSY 353 , PSY 357 or PSY 360 , PSY 358 , PSY 365 , PSY 375 , PSY 427 .
- Satisfactory performance on departmental comprehensive educational evaluation.
Appropriate courses outside psychology are selected in conjunction with the academic advisor. To best prepare students consistent with their individual career goals, attention of students is directed to: Political Science , Economics , Public Administration , Criminal Justice , Sociology , Anthropology , Social Work , Substance Abuse Treatment and Health Care .