Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy

Undergraduate Programs

Community Psychology

Student Handbook

Our students learn how to understand people in the framework of their culture and empower them in their communities. They apply psychological theories and principles with diverse and underserved individuals, families, communities, and organizations.

We teach professional and helping skills by involving students in experiential labs, research, field work and internships throughout the entire major, beginning to end.

Interested students connect with a program adviser in their first or second year to review our online and on-campus course offerings and to learn about our student clubs and volunteer opportunities.

Our students work and volunteer in many of St. Cloud’s community agencies, including youth clubs, mental and behavioral health treatment centers, women’s shelters, schools, early childhood programs, senior care, and residential treatment centers. 

Our graduates find employment and careers in human service, government, school, and business settings. Many go on for graduate work in our programs in clinical mental health counseling, school counseling, addictions counseling, applied behavior analysis, marriage and family therapy, rehabilitation counseling, and college counseling and student development.

Minor degree

The Community Psychology minor complements majors in community health, communication science and disorders, child and family studies, criminal justice, psychology, special education, social work and other fields. We offer online and on-campus course options and experiential learning.

Chemical Dependency

As the national demand for chemical dependency treatment services grows, so does the demand for our interns and graduates in chemical dependency.

Our students excel in internships, earning site supervisors' top ratings. That means they also move swiftly into addictions treatment work.

We get to know our applicants for the major through an extensive application process and a personal interview, and we consider work experience, academics, interpersonal skills and commitment to chemical dependency work when we accept students to the major.

We offer online and on-campus courses, and we prepare students to go on to graduate degrees in counseling or professional psychology programs.

We're one of the few programs that offer a bachelor's degree in chemical dependency.

Our academic program meets the requirements for the Chemical Dependency Counselor License, and our graduates are prepared to apply for the Minnesota Licensed Addictions and Drug Counselor licensure.