The Clinical Concentration is offered as an option for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology.
The Clinical Concentration is a six course pre-professional program taken over three semesters. It is designed to prepare students for graduate training in counseling or clinical psychology or obtaining entry level human services employment with a bachelor's degree.
In addition to the courses required as part of the B.S. in Psychology, Clinical Concentration students take the following courses:
- PSYC 3755 - Clinical Psychology: Science, Practice, & Ethics
- PSYC 3740 - Psychological Assessment
- PSYC 3760 - Fundamentals of Counseling
- PSYC 3710 - Advanced Abnormal Psychology
- Two clinically relevant psychology electives chosen with your advisor
Click here to view the checksheet for a B.S. in Psychology with a Clinical Concentration.
The Clinical Concentration includes content and theory as well as exposure to rudimentary clinical skills through role plays and assessments. Core concepts are introduced and critical feedback is offered in order to develop foundational clinical skills that can be honed and extended during graduate training. The Clinical Concentration does not of itself qualify students for practice as counselors or psychologists; practice as a professional counselor or clinical psychologist requires a graduate degree and licensure, and the concentration does not guarantee admission to a graduate program.