Academic Programs of Study

Psychology/Clinical Practices

Bachelor of Science - BS

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  • Preparation for field work after graduation 
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Psychology/Clinical Practices at Marywood

The Clinical Track involves preparation for professional careers in clinical psychology and related areas. The Clinical Track is available for those majors who desire employment in the field immediately after graduation and/or who seek to pursue graduate study in clinical psychology or related areas. Special guidelines are provided in the Student Handbook which is available from the department.

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Stuart Badner, Psy.D., CSP
Associate Professor of Practice
Program Director, School Psychology

The William G. McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies offers a multitude of resources for student training in Counseling and Psychology, supporting students in their clinical training, the development of multimedia training materials, student research,psychological testing, and electronic communication.  These include:

  • Psychological Services Center
  • Shared Research Laboratory
  • Stress and Coping Laboratory
  • Neuropsychology Laboratory
  • Psychology Laboratory
  • Psychology Assessment Laboratory

The bachelor's degree is the first step in the professional training of psychologists. The Clinical Practices sequence is recommended particularly for those majors who desire employment in field settings upon attainment of the baccalaureate degree, or who are interested in clinical psychology or counseling.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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The student who majors in Psychology is required to complete a total of 48 credits in Psychology (60 credits in the I/O program track, including credits from Psychology and Business). The core sequence of courses required of all Psychology Majors includes the following courses:

PSYC 211 General Psychology 3
PSYC 251 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 214 Child Development 3
PSYC 270 Psychological Applications of Statistics 3
PSYC 314 Physiological Psychology
PSYC 325 Sensation and Perception
PSYC 315 Contemporary Approaches to Learning 3
PSYC 410 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 421 Experimental Psychology I 3
PSYC 422 Experimental Psychology II 3
PSYC 450 Personality Psychology 3
PSYC 490 Senior Seminar 3

Psychology majors may consider scheduling MATH 155, Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, as their Liberal Arts Core math requirement and Biology 130, Anatomy and Physiology, as their Liberal Arts Core science requirement. Students must earn a total of 120 credits across the major, core, and electives in order to be awarded the baccalaureate degree.