This major is intended for students interested in entering graduate or professional school in mental health or human services and/or wanting to work with psychiatric patients after graduation.
Students who score 4 or 5 on the Psychology AP test place into two-digit psychology courses and may skip PSY 1. Please note that the Psychology AP does not translate into a University credit (that is, it does not count toward the 34 credits needed to graduate). A score of 5 completely substitutes for PSY 1 within the clinical major, meaning that students need only 7 required courses as listed above to complete the major. Clinical majors with an AP score of 4 place out of PSY 1 but must take an additional psychology elective in lieu of it for the major. Successful completion of Child Development 1 is treated the same way as an AP score of 4.
The requirements are as follows:
- Eight Required Courses:
- Two Elective Psychology Courses:
A student majoring in clinical psychology must take two electives, one of which must be a 100-level (and no more than one of which may be independent study). For information see courses listed under Psychology.
- Two Related Field Courses:
Two related field courses must be taken in order to complete the major requirements. For more information see courses listed under Related Fields.