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Health Psychology

Beyond core requirements, students complete the major requirements by choosing a concentration. Based on a student’s primary interests, the choice of a concentration enables the student to begin to prepare for post-baccalaureate work in psychology. Concentrations should be declared in the spring semester of the sophomore year.

The health psychology concentration increases the student's understanding of the field and prepares him/her for advanced study in this area of psychology. This emphasis involves understanding the psychological aspects related to promoting health behavior and how psychological principles can be applied to the treatment and prevention of illness.

Health Psychology Concentration Requirements18 units
Required Courses18 units
PSYC 385
Health Psychology
3
PSYC 450
Counseling
3
PSYC 485
Stress and Coping
3
PSYC 3XX-4XX
One upper-division PSYC course (not yet used in the PSYC core)
3
Select one of the following:
PSYC 345
Psychology of Child and Adolescent Development
3
- or -
PSYC 355
Psychology of Adult Development
3
Select one of the following:
PSYC 390
Cognition
3
- or -
PSYC 405
Psychology of Learning
3
Recommended Coursesoptional
BIOL 330
Gender Differences
3
PSYC 390
Cognition
3
PSYC 440
Psychology of Religion
3
PSYC 455
Behavioral Science Practicum I
3
PSYC 475
Research Methods Practicum I
3
PSYC 480
Psychological Testing and Measurement
3
SOCW 415
Addictions: Assessment and Intervention
3
Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.