Human Services Track
The purpose of this track is to prepare students for careers in human services. Students completing this track are not licensed (check the handouts available in the Psychology Department, or this link to careers in psychology written by Dr. Margaret Lloyd at Psychwww.com.) Those interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology or a career in medicine are advised to follow either the natural science or the social science track.
The human services track differs from the other tracks because human services students are required to take:
- One A-group course, not two
- Three "human services" psychology courses
- An internship course as their capstone course:
- PSYC 390. Internship in Human Services or
- PSYC 392. Internship in Applied Psychology
- Three ancillary courses in the social sciences, not in the natural sciences
Otherwise, the requirements for the B.S. in Psychology are the same.
12 Required Psychology Courses
____1. General Psychology (101)
A Group Lectures
A Group Labs
B Group Lectures
B Group Labs
Ancillary Mathematics Courses
Two mathematics courses are required and may be chosen from: MATH 108, 117, 118, 131, 132, 141, 142, 161, 162; COMP 125, 170, 211; STAT 103 (strongly recommended), PSYC 381 (Statistics with Computers).
If PSYC 381 is chosen to count as an ancillary math course, it will not count as one of the 12 required psychology courses.
Psychology majors are exempt from the "Quantitative Literacy" area of the Core Curriculum.
Ancillary Social-Science Courses
____1. Social Science
Three social science courses in any combination from anthropology, criminal justice, economics, political science, social work or sociology.
Certain courses in business administration and education are also accepted, but check first with the psychology undergraduate program director. Students are encouraged to take courses with a human services emphasis.
Psychology majors in the human services track are exempt from the "Societal and Cultural Knowledge" area of the Core Curriculum.