This program opens up a variety of future options in fields of human resources, counseling psychology, health, education, research, community programming, leadership, or policy and law. It will prepare you to contribute to society through service, action, and leadership. It also allows you to study key areas that are at the forefront of current social and educational challenges confronting society: health, human capital, advocacy and policy, and applications to learning.
You'll develop a specialized understanding of a targeted focus area of study to prepare for a range of further education and career pathways, including:
- Human Services and Health Sciences: Understand psychosocial challenges to healthy development across the lifespan, and learn about a range of individual and community-level strategies to prevent mental and physical illness and enhance psychosocial health and well-being.
- Organizational Studies and Human Capital: Focus on the intersection of individuals and work/organizational contexts, with the goal of applying the science of psychology and human development to interpersonal relationships, organizational settings, and the workplace.
- Policy, Advocacy and Community Change: Understand individual, community, and government roles in sustaining or challenging social and economic inequities affecting human development. Assess how psychological science informs policies and programs designed to address pervasive social problems.
- Science of Learning: Understand cognitive, motivational, and affective processes that underlie learning and behavior across diverse contexts, and learn to translate this knowledge into educational and behavioral practice.
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