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Applied Psychology - Program Description

The B.S. in Applied Psychology addresses a growing need, both locally and nation-wide for trained personnel to serve in human services related fields. This need stems from 10-year projections forecasting the need of social services. These include the delinquent population, pregnant teenagers, homeless persons, and people with mental disabilities and/or developmental disabilities, people with substance abuse, as well as the growing elderly population.

Disclaimer

The completion of this baccalaureate degree will not qualify the holder to apply for, be hired for, or perform the duties related to, employment which involves the provision of services prohibited by New York State Education Law Article 153, Psychology, Paragraphs 7601 and 7601a. This prohibits graduates from SUNY Canton who hold a BS in Applied Psychology, like any other baccalaureate programs in Psychology, from performing tasks which only licensed providers are authorized to do under state law, such as providing counseling which is only to be done by licensed psychologists.

Career Opportunities

  • Human services agencies
  • Social services caseworkers
  • Mental disorder rehabilitation
  • Residential habilitation manager
  • Behavioral remediation
  • Substance Abuse Services

Admission Requirements


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Curriculum 1965)

Semester I Credits

ABAP 245 Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis 3
ENGL 101 Composition and the Spoken Word (GER 10) 3
HUSV 100 Human Services Forum 1
HUSV 201 Introduction to Human Services 3
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Language Elective (GER 9) 3-4
TOTAL CREDITS 16-17

Semester II Credits

PSYC 225 Human Development 3
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
  Science Elective (GER 2) 3
American History (GER 4) 3
Humanities (GER 7) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15-16

Semester III Credits

MATH 141 Statistics 3
PSYC 275 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 3
SSCI 181 Alcohol, Drugs and Society 3
SSCI 370 Research Methods in Social Sciences ** 3
  Western Civilization (GER 5) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester IV Credits

HUSV 305 Professional & Ethical Responsibilities 3
SOCI 210 Sociology of the Family 3
  Program Elective 3
  Other World Civilizations (GER 6) 3
  Arts Elective (GER 8) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester V Credits

PSYC 310 Counseling Theory & Practice 3
PSYC 340 Social Psychology 3
SOCI 300 Race & Ethnic Relations 3
  Program Elective 3
  Program Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester VI Credits

HUSV 310 Working in Human Service Agencies 3
PSYC 308 Personality & Individual Differences 3
PSYC 315 Crisis Intervention 3
PSYC 410 Counseling Skills & Procedures 3
Program Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester VII Credits

HUSV 420/ ABAP 400 Seminar 3
  U/L Program Elective 3
  U/L Program Elective 3
  General Elective 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester VIII Credits

SOCI 320 Sociology of Health, Illness and Health Care 3
HUSV 421/ ABAP 401 Practicum 3
U/L Program Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

 


L/L = Lower Level Courses (100/200)
U/L = Upper Level Courses (300/400)
GER = General Education Requirement

NOTE: Applied Psychology students must meet eight General Education Requirements and successfully complete the SUNY Canton Computer Competency requirement.

SUNY Canton Course Descriptions

 

Applied Psychology
Jennifer Waite
Curriculum Coordinator
315-386-7620
MAC 310
waitej@canton.edu