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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY

Undergraduate Certificate Program

Dr. Melanie Hetzel_Riggin
Penn State Behrend School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Phone: 814-898-6949
E-mail: mdh33@psu.edu

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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (BH&PSY)

This 15 credit certificate provides the core information and competencies for students interested in pursuing a position in behavioral health and clinical or counseling psychology. It will be attractive to both psychology majors interested in pursuing clinical psychology and adult students taking courses part time for career advancement. This may also serve as the gateway to a minor or major in psychology. It is consistent with psychology program goals to develop clear career tracks for current students in clinical and counseling psychology.

To earn an undergraduate certificate in BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY, a minimum of 15 credits is required.

PRESCRIBED COURSES

PSYCH 270
PSYCH 481
PSYCH 495

IN ADDITION TO THE 9 CREDITS OF COURSE WORK LISTED, STUDENTS MAY CHOOSE ANY TWO (6 CREDITS) OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES FOR A TOTAL OF 15 CREDITS FOR THE CERTIFICATE: PSYCH 283, PSYCH 243, PSYCH 404/EDPSY 450, PSYCH 423, PSYCH 473, PSYCH 476, PSYCH 478, PSYCH 470, PSYCH 471, PSYCH 477, PSYCH 474

Prerequisites Required.

Effective Date: Spring Semester 2011

Expiration Date:

Last Revised by the Department: 03/05/2012

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