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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Trauma Studies

Undergraduate Certificate Program

Dr. Melanie Hetzel-Riggin
Penn State Behrend
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
108 Turnbull Hall
Phone: 814-898-6949

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Trauma Studies (TR ST)

This 18 credit certificate will provide the core information and competencies for students interested in pursuing research and applied experiences in trauma studies. The certificate is open to all majors; students will be provided with an interdisciplinary understanding of the psychological, historical, sociocultural, political, and physiological aspects of the effects of trauma. It will also provide students a greater understanding of the unique economic, occupational, physical, medical, and interpersonal needs of those recovering from trauma. The certificate is consistent with psychology program goals to develop clear career tracks for current students interested in the applied fields of psychology.


PSYCH 442 

Select six credits from the following: HDFS 258, KINES 81, KINES 82, NURS 464, PSYCH 243, SOC 12, SOC 13, SOC 409, WMNST 103, WMNST 423.
Select six credits from the following: CMLIT 143, HIST 121, HIST 130, HIST 173, HIST 444, PLSC 14, PLSC 91, PLSC 123, PLSC 132, PLSC 155, PLSC 436, PLSC 437, PLSC 439.

Effective Date: Summer 2015



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