Psychology Sample Curriculum

Core Courses (21 credits):

Students are encouraged to complete core courses early in their program of study.Research Methods and Statistics IResearch Methods and Statistics IIPhysiological Psychology OR Neuropsychology
Human Development OR Advanced Human DevelopmentPersonality PsychologySocial PsychologyContemporary Learning Theories

The program stresses development of competencies. Alternate courses may be approved for those who can demonstrate competency in a required area. Test-out procedures for those who seek required course waivers should be discussed with the Department Chairperson. The student should understand that program adjustments will not diminish the number of credits required for a degree.Psychology students are encouraged to take their comprehensive examinations upon completion of the seven required courses.


Courses - Concentration (24 credits):

Students select an appropriate set of elective courses from available department offerings with the

approval of an advisor. The Professional Contribution requirement for this concentration may involve either Psychology 555 or Psychology 556.


A. Assessment and Diagnostic Methods (9 credits)

PsychopathologyChild PsychopathologyIndividual Intelligence Testing (elective)Cognitive-Behavioral Assessment Techniques (elective)
Assessment of Personality and Psychopathology in Adults (elective)Socio-emotional Assessment of Children and Adolescents (elective)


B. Intervention Methods (9 credits minimum)

Individual Psychotherapy (required)Practicum (required)Community Psychology (elective)Pre-Practicum (elective) or Applied Practice I (elective)
Group Psychotherapy (elective)Therapy with Children (elective)Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (elective)


C. Electives (3-9 credits)Selection of elective courses in the department is in consultation with the advisor.


D. Closure Experience

Students, in consultation with their advisor and the Department Chairperson, may select one of the three alternatives listed below to meet the Closure Experience requirements of this concentration. Two of these are credit-bearing courses, which reduce the number of elective credits from nine to six (see above).1. Professional Contribution2. Master's Thesis (3 credits)3. Internship (variable credit, 3 credit minimum)
Students should note that the internship option requires permission of the advisor and the Department Chairperson. Further details regarding these alternatives are available in the Student Handbook of the department.