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Concentration in Community Psychology (32)

Community Psychology is an area of psychology that aims to apply psychology toward improving the well-being of human groups. An ecological perspective, a prevention orientation, and an appreciation of diversity characterize this area. Often community psychology takes the form of "action research" in which knowledge gained from basic research or psychological theory is applied in real-world settings. At other times it takes the form of relatively more basic research on social problems or community functioning. The concentration is most appropriate for students who want to apply psychology theories and methods to solving social and environmental problems, such as drug abuse, homelessness, and violence. The curriculum should prepare graduates either to pursue graduate education in community psychology or to work in community-based organizations.

Required Methodology Courses (8)

(See "General Program in Psychology," described above.)

Advanced Required Courses (9)

Group 1

  • Psyc 4510 Community Psychology (3)

Group 2: Select one course (3)

  • Psyc 4100 Cognitive Psychology (3)
  • Psyc 4110 Physiological Psychology (3)
  • Psyc 4120 Learning (3)
  • Psyc 4130 Sensation and Perception (3)

Group 3: Select one course (3)

  • Psyc 3520 Introduction to African American Psychology (3)
  • Psyc 3570 Multicultural Issues in Psychology (3)
  • Psyc 4030 Cross Cultural Psychology (3)
  • Psyc 4610 Psychology of Aging (3)
  • Psyc 4620 Psychology of Women (3)
  • Psyc 3901 Study Abroad in Psychology (3)

Required Course to fulfill CTW requirement (3)

  • Psyc 4000 Laboratory Experience in Psychology (3) or
  • Psyc 4800 Seminar-CTW (3)

Psychology Electives (12)

Select from below for a total of four courses:

  1. Select a second Group 3 course from above (3)
  2. Select two courses. (6)
    • Psyc 3560 Leadership and Group Dynamics (3)
    • Psyc 4300 Adolescent Psychology (3)
    • Psyc 4240 People in Organizations (3)
    • Psyc 4520 Environmental Psychology (3)
    • Psyc 4020 Social Psychology (3)
    • Psyc 3450 Health Psychology (3) 

  3. Select one course. (3)
    • Psyc 4670 Research Practicum in Psychology (3)
    • Psyc 4770 Applied Practicum in Psychology (3)