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– Allison Marie Staunton, Class of 2016
Know yourself. Understand others. If the science of the mind is intriguing to you, there is a great need in today’s world for careers in human services or social work. Get an interdisciplinary grounding at TU in psychology and sociology through studies in community processes, drug addictions and sciences of the mind.
The Human Services Concentration offers an applied psychological and interdisciplinary understanding of personal and social problems often encountered in contemporary society, and it is designed primarily for students who intend to pursue careers in psychological and social service related fields. Through its combination of coursework, internship, and self-directed study, this program prepares students for immediate employment in a wide variety of helping professions, and serves as a foundation for admission to applied graduate study in the mental health and community service related fields.
Core Curriculum of the School of Arts & Sciences 49 hours
Psychology Major 24 hours
Concentration 24 hours
One of the following:
Two of the following:
Total BA hours 121-123
This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.
On Campus - Offered in a 15-week semester format with start dates of January and August
Online - Offered in two 7-week terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October
Introduction to Professional Practices (PSY2013) - Majors in human services and psychology learn the career opportunities, problems, methods and thinking styles of professionals in their fields. Students participate in classroom debates on topics of current concern in modern psychology and human services, practice the writing style of the American Psychological Association and acquire effective methods for developing a professional résumé. Guest speakers, field trips and other out-of-class experiences expand students’ understanding of the diversity and challenges of modern behavioral science and practice. This is a writing intensive course.
Theories of Personality (PSY263) - An overview of historical and current theories regarding personality formation and development and methods of measuring personality characteristics. Psychodynamic, humanistic, behaviorist, trait and cognitive approaches are discussed.
Lifespan Development (PSY2653) - This course takes a life span approach in studying human development from conception through death. Students will examine the major theories and scientific research findings on our physical, cognitive, social and personality development.
While it is extremely competitive to obtain such appointments, TU alumni have gone on to careers in these agencies: