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.
Applied Psychology and Human Development graduates 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.