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Clinical Psychology

Concentration in Clinical Psychology

The Clinical Psychology concentration is designed to prepare students for careers and graduate education in mental health care fields. Students will learn about the biological, psychological, and social factors related to defining, understanding, and treating abnormal behavior. Emphasis is placed on developing knowledge and skills related to both the science and practice of psychology. Experiential learning opportunities include collaborating on faculty-student research projects and completing an internship in a real-world mental health setting.

Students take ten courses, including:

  • PSY 105 – Principles of Psychology
  • PSY 215 – Research Methods and Statistics I
  • PSY 262 – Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 315 – Research Methods and Statistics II
  • PSY 385 – Counseling Psychology
  • PSY 400 – Keystone Internship
  • At least two courses from the following:
    • PSY 325 – Social Behavior
    • PSY 354 – Cognitive Psychology
    • PSY 355 – Biopsychology
  • At least one course from the following:
    • PSY 491 – Advanced Research Seminar
    • PSY 493 – Seminar: Contemporary Issues
    • PSY 495 – Clinical Research and Lab
  • At least one course from the following:
    • PSY 261 – Personality and Cultural Context
    • PSY 359 – Assessment