Mar 25, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, B.A., Community Psychology Concentration

Community Psychology Concentration (32 Hours)

Community Psychology is an area of psychology that aims to apply psychology toward improving the wellbeing 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 Hours)

(See “General Program in Psychology ”.)

Advanced Required Courses (9 Hours)

Select one course to fulfill CTW requirement (3 Hours)

Psychology Electives (12 Hours)

Select from below for a total of four courses.

Select a second course from Group 3 above (3 Hours)

Select one course (3 Hours)