Certificate Program in Community Psychology

This certificate program is designed to provide specialized skill training in community psychology for bachelor’s-level students planning to enter the workforce or enter graduate school after graduation. It provides specialized information that will improve employability or chances of advancement within their current job. The certificate program consists of six courses: five required and one optional. The curriculum is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to function within a community psychology setting, such as a nonprofit organization seeking a technical assistant. The five required courses (16 credit hours) in their preferred sequence are:

PSY 323Social Psychology3
PSY 301Psychological Statistics3
PSY 311Research Methods in Psychology4
PSY 406Introduction to Community Psychology3
PSY 428Field Work In Psychology3
Optional:
Special Investigation
Total Credit Hours16

Eligible students need not be psychology majors, but must have a WSU GPA, both overall and in their psychology courses, of at least 3.000. Eligible students must apply to the community psychology coordinator upon completion of or current enrollment in:

PSY 301Psychological Statistics3
PSY 311Research Methods in Psychology4
PSY 323Social Psychology3
PSY 406Introduction to Community Psychology3

Acceptance into the certificate program will allow enrollment in PSY 428.