Applied Psychology and Human Development
lynch school of education
The major in Applied Psychology and Human Development focuses on human learning and social interaction in a range of settings, including families, schools, and communities. It prepares students for work in social and community service and/or for graduate study in psychology, (especially clinical, counseling, development, education and community psychology) and related fields. The curriculum offers a theoretical base in developmental, educational, and counseling psychology with a focus on understanding psychology processes in context.
Students in Applied Psychology and Human Development have obtained employment in educational, human service, and business settings. A practicum experience provides students with an opportunity to explore career options and develop professional skills. The 10-course major requires students to choose to concentrate their upper level courses in one of three focus areas:
- human services
- organizational studies
- community advocacy and social policy
Students are required to carry a minor of six courses in a single subject in A&S, or an interdisciplinary minor in A&S, or a second major in either A&S or in the Lynch School. Those who choose to concentrate on organizational studies can apply for a minor in Organizational Studies and Human Resources Management in CSOM.
Boston College Lynch School of Education and the Graduate School of Social Work Applied Psychology and Human Development/Social Work: B.A. M.S.W.
The Lynch School of Education and the Graduate School of Social Work offer an Accelerated B.A./M.S.W. Program whereby a limited number of Applied Psychology and Human Development Majors may begin the Social Work foundation courses during their junior and senior years and receive the B.A. at the end of four years and the M.S.W. after the fifth year.
Students must meet all standard requirements for admission to the Graduate School of Social Work and enroll in as final-year M.S.W. candidates for their fifth year. Interested students should contact Director of Admissions of the Graduate School of Social Work by Spring semester of sophomore year at the latest. For prerequisites and application information, consult the Graduate School of Social Work, McGuinn 221, 617-552-4024.
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