Track Options

You will have the option to choose a track within your Psychology B.A. or B.S. program so that you can focus on an area that interests you. 

Clinical/ Counseling Psychology

 The Clinical/Counseling Psychology Track is designed for students who wish to enter the field of mental health and human services where they will focus on providing individuals, groups, and families with adequate support and resources for promoting strong mental and behavioral health. This track provides a strong foundation for graduate work at the master’s or doctoral level, and also equips students for entry level positions in the field of human services.

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In addition to basic foundational courses in the BS or BA degree, students in this track will take:

  • PSY 302 – Psychological Assessment
  • PSY 310 – Health Psychology
  • PSY 311 -- Theories of Counseling & Psychotherapy
  • PSY 330 – Counseling Skills & Practice
  • PSY 402 – Abnormal Psychology

Students in this track will be encouraged to pursue a relevant internship experience. Other recommended non-psychology electives will provide a foundation in understanding ethnic and social diversity, cultural differences, family issues, and juvenile delinquency.

School Psychology / School Counseling

 The School Psychology/School Counseling Track is designed for students who wish to enter the field of mental/behavioral health and human services within a school setting where they will focus on applying the principles of psychology and applied behavior analysis to meet children’s and adolescents’ behavioral health and learning needs by collaborating with educators and parents. This track provides a strong foundation for graduate work at the master’s or doctoral level, and also equips students for entry level positions in the field of human services.

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In addition to basic foundational courses in the BS or BA degree, students in this track will take:

  • PSY 301 -- Psychology of Gender
  • PSY 302 – Psychological Assessment
  • PSY 311 – Theories of Counseling & Psychotherapy
  • PSY 305 – Psychology of Learning & Behavior
  • PSY 402 – Abnormal Psychology

Students in this track will be encouraged to pursue a relevant internship experience. Other recommended non-psychology electives will provide a basic foundation in the educational system and special education, as well as a basic understanding of ethnic and social diversity, and juvenile delinquency.

Research/ Social Psychology / Developmental Psychology Track

This track is designed to meet the needs of students who have interest in a career where the scientific side of psychology is emphasized. Typically this would include academic positions in higher education or in the private sector doing research. This track provides a strong foundation for graduate work at the master’s or doctoral level, and also equips students for entry-level positions where their research skills can be utilized.

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In addition to basic foundational courses in the BS or BA degree, students in this track will take:

  • PSY 201 – Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 301 – Psychology of Gender
  • PSY 306 – Social Psychology
  • PSY 309 – Research Methods
  • PSY 407 – Research Practicum (during both Junior and Senior years)

Other recommended non-psychology electives will provide a foundation in understanding ethnic and social diversity and family issues.

Forensic Psychology

The Forensic Psychology track is designed for students who want to apply their understanding of psychology to the justice system (e.g., prisons, rehabilitation centers, police departments, law firms, the military, public safety, the courts, etc.). This track provides a strong foundation for graduate work at the master’s or doctoral level, and also equips students for entry-level positions in the justice system. 

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In addition to basic foundational courses in the BS or BA degree, students in this track will take:

  • PSY 208 – Psychology of Human Relationships
  • PSY 302 – Psychological Assessment
  • PSY 311 – Theories of Counseling & Psychotherapy
  • PSY 402 – Abnormal Psychology

Students in this track will be encouraged to pursue a relevant internship experience, and should plan on taking a number of courses in Criminal Justice to foster their learning of the justice systems, crime victims, criminology, & correctional services. Students will also be encouraged to take coursework that provides a foundational understanding of ethnic and social diversity.

 Industrial Organizational Psychology

The Industrial Organizational Psychology track is designed to prepare students for careers that apply the principles of individual, group, and organizational behavior to the workplace. This track provides a strong foundation for graduate work at the master’s or doctoral level, and also equips students for entry-level positions in organizations (e.g., Human Resource Assistant, Staffing Coordinator, Sales, etc.).

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In addition to basic foundational courses in the BS or BA degree, students in this track will take:

  • PSY 208 – Psychology of Human Relationships
  • PSY 260 – Organizational Behavior
  • PSY 302 – Psychological Assessment
  • PSY 306 – Social Psychology

Students in this track will be encouraged to pursue a relevant internship experience, and should plan on taking a number of courses in Management (i.e., Principles of Management, Introduction to Human Resources, Organizational Development & Change). Students will also be encouraged to take coursework that provides a foundational understanding of ethnic and social diversity.