Service-learning courses and practicums integrate academics and real-world experience so students acquire pre-professional skills as they meet genuine community needs.
In service-learning courses, in addition to the typical classroom experience, you'll spend 2-3 hours per week using knowledge and skills acquired in your class to meet genuine community needs. Current topics include interventions for childhood behavior problems, guiding girls through adolescence, and program evaluation.
Practicums in psychology combine an internship experience with independent study so students learn more about a profession and gain experience that graduate schools and employers desire. Current opportunities include serving as a social thinking mentor to young adults on the autism spectrum; delivering evidence-based interventions in schools or in the community; and assisting with research to evaluate clinical services and answer important questions about mental health.
Interested? Check out our Clinical Psychological Science Certificate