The Psychology Major is designed to provide a general and in-depth survey of the fields in the science of psychology and to prepare students to work with people in several career areas. Further study beyond the baccalaureate is required to enter professional career work.
This concentration provides students with courses and practicum experience to be eligible for the Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) credential. Students are prepared to work with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder under the direction of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
The Psychology Minor provides students entering many career fields a fuller scientific understanding of human experience, behavior, needs, desires and potentialities. The minor is flexible; within limits it may be designed to meet the needs of each student.
Successful completion of the Secondary Education Psychology Minor, in the context of other program requirements, qualifies the student for recommendation for endorsement in psychology, certification code CE. The Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) covering this field is #011, "Psychology".
A cross disciplinary minor based in the Psychology department. Electives for the minor can be taken in African American Studies, Anthropology, Biology, Communication, Media, and Theater Arts, Economics, Health and Human Services, History, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, and Women's and Gender Studies.