SCSU psychology bachelors degree programs

Psychology or Community Psychology?

The discipline of psychology covers a wide range of topics. In fact, the American Psychology Association (http://www.apa.org) has 54 active divisions or specialties. At the undergraduate level, SCSU has two programs. There is the Psychology program in the Psychology Department in the College of Liberal Arts (http://www.stcloudstate.edu/psychology), and Community Psychology program which is housed in the Counseling, Community Psychology, and Marriage and Family Therapy Department in the School of Health & Human Services (http://www.stcloudstate.edu/ccp).

Psychology is a 41 credit major which emphasizes core courses in scientific methods and foundation courses in the major subfields of psychology. This program requires a minor (or year of foreign language).

Community Psychology major is a 44 credit program that is focused on counseling and behavior analysis. It does not require a minor.

At the undergraduate degree level, both programs are equivalent as far as employment. It is not possible to practice professionally as a psychologist without at least a Masters degree. You should speak with an advisor about which program may be most appropriate for your interests and career goals.


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