The B.S. in Psychology is available in a general concentration that provides a broad-based approach to the discipline, as well as three specialized concentrations.
The clinical psychology concentration is a pre-professional program designed to prepare students for graduate training in counseling or clinical psychology. It includes content and theory as well as exposure to rudimentary clinical skills through role plays and assessments. Practice as a professional counselor or clinical psychologist requires a graduate degree and licensure; this concentration builds foundational clinical skills that can be honed and extended during graduate training.
The industrial-organizational psychology concentration is concerned with the scientific study of working, and the application of that science to workplace issues facing individuals, teams, and organizations. In this fast-growing field, the scientific method is applied to investigate issues of critical relevance to individuals, businesses, and society. Coursework includes business classes on management theory and organizational behavior.
The sport psychology concentration focuses on the mental side of sport and exercise, applying principles of psychology to improve athletic and exercise performance. Students explore how psychological factors affect sport performance and how engaging in sport and exercise impacts a person’s physical health and psychological well-being. The focus is on developing mental skills that improve performance and on assisting athletes struggling with a variety of mental health issues, including performance anxiety, injury, depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse.
Interested students in this course of study may be eligible for the Early Law School Admission Program.
These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:
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