PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS —
- Empower students to utilize major concepts and perspectives of psychology to identify and address complex challenges faced by individuals and the broader community.
- Prepare students to use the tools of psychology to promote equity and well-being in a multicultural society.
- Concentrations include Advanced Behavioral Health, Cognitive & Physiological Influences on Behavior, and Health & Wellness, among others.
- Class are offered in both traditional and fully online formats.
Psychology and Human Services
The Mission of the Department of Psychology is to empower students to utilize the major concepts, findings, and diverse theoretical perspectives of psychology to identify and address complex challenges faced by individuals and the broader community. We prepare student to use the tools of psychology to promote equity and well-being in a multicultural society.
Equity. Diversity. Belongingness. Empowerment. Transformation.
The Clayton State University Department of Psychology recognizes and embraces diversity and inclusion. Our program creates settings for belonging as a fundamental necessity for establishing as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. articulated, The Beloved Community. The Clayton State University Department of Psychology views civil discourse and acceptance as critical to the intellectual growth and well-being of students. We are dedicated to supporting the development of professionals able to competently address the diverse needs of communities. Graduates of our program are prepared to implement a multicultural framework for promoting personal and community well-being. Students are equipped with the skills to recognize complex societal challenges and innovate creative solutions that empower and transform individuals and communities.
As a department, we are committed and accountable to increasing the number of professionals, practitioners, and healers from communities that have been historically marginalized and excluded from the discipline of psychology. We strive to develop culturally relevant curricula that is also holistic in its approach to education. Our faculty recognize that we now exist in a global community, therefore, it is important that graduates are culturally competent, with the ability to serve a diverse world.
Undergraduate Program: Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services
- Two options: traditional (in-person and online) and fully online programs
- Six Concentrations: Gender Studies, Advanced Behavioral Health, Health and Wellness, Social Justice, Human Development, Cognitive and Physiological Influences on Behavior
- A Minor in Psychology is also offered for students from other majors
Graduates of our B.S. in Psychology and Human Services will be able to:
- Apply the major concepts, findings, and theoretical perspectives of psychology.
- Evaluate research critically and apply research methodologies used in psychology.
- Demonstrate effective, professional written communication skills both individually and with groups.
- Demonstrate effective, professional oral communication skills both individually and with groups.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and career opportunities for those with psychology-related degrees.
- Apply the ethical standards set forth by the American Psychological Association.
- Demonstrate knowledge of individual and cultural differences and their influences on beliefs, values, and interactions with others.
- Interact effectively with people of diverse abilities, backgrounds, and cultural perspectives.