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Degree Requirements


Applied Psychology Degree Requirements

  • These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2014 and thereafter. Students who enrolled earlier should consult the catalog in effect at the time they enrolled.
  • You can also reference the graduation requirements for the year in which you enrolled on the portal; view graduation requirements by year (PDF) in the right-hand column of your MyResources page.
  • Read the course descriptions.

This 42- to 48-program has differing requirements, depending on the track and/or specialization you choose.

Counseling Psychology Track Requirements

Core Courses (12 credits)

  • The Biological Basis of Behavior (APPL 601)
  • Learning and Cognition (APPL 603)
  • Intermediate Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
    (APPL 631)*
  • Research Methods (APPL 632)*

*APPL 631 and APPL 632 should be taken sequentially during your first two semesters of the program.

Track Required Courses (33 credits)

  • Ethics and Legal Issues in the Practice of Psychology (APPL 602)
  • Advanced Theories of Personality and Counseling (APPL 605)
  • Basic Counseling Techniques (APPL 606)
  • Psychopathology and Diagnosis (APPL 610)
  • Human Development (APPL 613)
  • Group Counseling (APPL 622)
  • Career Counseling (APPL 623)
  • Multicultural Counseling (APPL 625)
  • Practicum in Counseling, two semesters, 6 credits (APPL 703)

and one of the following:

  • Applied Assessment Procedures (APPL 608)
  • Personality Assessment (APPL 617)
  • Intellectual Assessment (APPL 618)

Elective (3 credits)

Or choose to complete one of two optional specializations:

PRACTITIONER SPECIALIZATION

This specialization is designed for students who aim for a career as a practitioner by advancing to licensure as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).

Core Courses (12 credits)

  • The Biological Basis of Behavior (APPL 601)
  • Learning and Cognition (APPL 603)
  • Research and Evaluation (APPL 633)

Specialization Required Courses (36 credits)

  • Ethics and Legal Issues in the Practice of Psychology (APPL 602)
  • Advanced Theories of Personality and Counseling (APPL 605)
  • Basic Counseling Techniques (APPL 606)
  • Psychopathology and Diagnosis (APPL 610)
  • Human Development (APPL 613)
  • Group Counseling (APPL 622)
  • Career Counseling (APPL 623)
  • Multicultural Counseling (APPL 625)
  • Practicum in Counseling Psychology (APPL 703)
  • Internship in Counseling (APPL 708, must be taken for two semesters for a total of 6 credits)

and one of the following:

  • Applied Assessment Procedures (APPL 608)
  • Personality Assessment (APPL 617)
  • Intellectual Assessment (APPL 618)

Elective (3 credits)

SCIENCE SPECIALIZATION

This specialization is ideal for students who aim to continue their education through doctoral study and/or aspire to careers in research.

Core Courses (12 credits)

  • The Biological Basis of Behavior (APPL 601)
  • Learning and Cognition (APPL 603)
  • Intermediate Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
    (APPL 631)*
  • Research Methods (APPL 632)*

*APPL 631 and APPL 632 should be taken sequentially during your first two semesters of the program.

Specialization Required Courses (24 credits)

  • Ethics and Legal Issues in the Practice of Psychology (APPL 602)
  • Advanced Theories of Personality and Counseling (APPL 605)
  • Basic Counseling Techniques (APPL 606)
  • Psychopathology and Diagnosis (APPL 610)
  • Group Counseling (APPL 622)
  • Multicultural Counseling (APPL 625)
  • Practicum in Counseling Psychology (APPL 703)

and one of the following:

  • Applied Assessment Procedures (APPL 608)
  • Personality Assessment (APPL 617)
  • Intellectual Assessment (APPL 618)

Electives (12 credits)
Electives can include courses such as APPL 789: Research Proposal Development and APPL 799: Thesis in Applied Psychology, through which a thesis can be completed.

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Track Requirements

Core Courses (12 credits)

  • The Biological Basis of Behavior (APPL 601)
  • Learning and Cognition (APPL 603)
  • Intermediate Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
    (APPL 631)*
  • Research Methods (APPL 632)*

*APPL 631 and APPL 632 should be taken sequentially during your first two semesters of the program.

Track Required Courses (12 credits)

Electives (12 credits)
Choose four of the following:

Other electives are also available through the M.B.A. program in UB's Merrick School of Business.

as of fall 2014