Psychology: Clinical/Community Psychology, BSLAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Psychology, Clinical/Community Psychology Concentration

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department faculty: Psychology Faculty

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Clinical psychology is the study of problems encountered by individuals, groups, and families — especially problems involving psychopathology. Clinical psychologists are interested in the application of psychological knowledge and techniques for the alleviation of these problems.

Community psychology is the study of the social processes and problems of groups, organizations, and neighborhoods, and the development and evaluation of progress for social change and social policy based on psychological understanding.

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Psychology, Clinical/Community Psychology Concentration


Please see your academic advisor. A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Academic Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60-75 hours).

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.

Minimum required major and supporting course work: Normally equates to 32-36 hours of Psychology courses.

Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level in the major must be taken on this campus.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours.

Select one introductory course from the following:4
Intro Psych
Intro Experimental Psych
Statistics course:3-5
Intro to Statistics (or equivalent)
Select two foundation courses from the following:6
Intro to Brain and Cognition
Behavioral Neuroscience
Images of Mind
Cognitive Psych
Perception & Sensory Processes
Learning and Memory
Select one foundation course from the following:3
Intro to Social Psych
Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination
Child Psych
Industrial Org Psych
Psych of Personality
Select one concentration core course:3
Psychopathology and Problems in Living
Community Psych
Select one concentration research methods course from the following4
Social Psych Methods Lab
Social Psych in Society Lab
Developmental Child Psych Lab
Clinical/Abnormal Psych Lab
Select one course on race/ethnicity:3
Psychology of Race & Ethnicity
African American Psychology
Select three elective courses from the following:9
PSYC 238 or PSYC 239 if not taken to satisfy core course requirement
PSYC 312 or PSYC 416 if not taken to satisfy the race/ethnicity course requirement
Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
Developmental Psychopathology
Topics in Clin/Comm Psych
Community Projects
Advanced Community Projects
Stress, Trauma and Resilience
Intro Clin Neuropsych
Hate Crimes
Theories of Psychotherapy
Any PSYC 396 or PSYC 496 seminar taught by faculty members in the Clinical/Community Psychology Program area
Total Hours35