Western Kentucky University

Psychological Sciences

Concentration in Clinical Psychological Science

The concentration in Clinical Psychological Science focuses on mechanisms and etiologies of psychological health and dysfunction.

Foundations of Psychology (15 hours)

  • PSYS 100 Introductory Psychology is required 
  • Developmental Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 220 Introduction to Lifespan Psychology
  • Learning and Cognition (3 hours)
    • PSYS 331 Psychology of Learning
    • PSYS 333 Cognitive Psychology
  • Individual Differences and Social Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 440 Abnormal Psychology is required
  • Biological Bases of Behavior and Mental Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 360 Behavioral Neurosciences
    • PSYS 363 Sensory and Perceptual Systems

Research Methods and Statistics (7 hours)

  • PSYS 210 Research Methods in Psychology 
  • PSYS 211 Research Methods in Psychology Laboratory
  • PSYS 313 Statistics in Psychology 

Capstone (3 hours)

  • PSYS 481 History of Psychology
  • PSYS 490 Research, Readings, or Special Projects in Psychology

Clinical Psychological Science Concentration Courses (12 hours)

  • PSYS 290 Supervised Study in Psychology
  • PSYS 350 Social Psychology
  • PSYS 360 Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PSYS 413 Psychological Measurement
  • PSYS 450 Psychology of Personality
  • PSYS 451 Psychology of Religion
  • PSYS 453 Psychology of Women
  • PSYS 462 Neuroscience of Learning and Memory
  • PSYS 465 Psychopharmacology
  • PSYS 481 History of Psychology
  • PSYS 482 Psychology of Sexuality
  • PSYS 490 Research, Readings, or Special Projects in Psychology
  • PSYS 499 Senior Seminar in Psychology (category-related topic)
  • PSY 443 Behavior Modification

Program Total: 37 credit hours 

 Last Modified 7/29/14