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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

Admission Requirements


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Curriculum 1965)

Semester I Credits

ABAP 135 Parenting Knowledge and Skills 3
ENGL 101
ENGL 102
Expository Writing (GER 10) OR
Oral and Written Expression
3
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Math (GER 1) 3-4
Arts Elective (GER 8) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15-16

Semester II Credits

ABAP 245 Introduction to the Science and Technology of Behavior 3
PSYC 220
PSYC 225
Child Development OR
Human Development
3
HUSV 201 Introduction to Human Services* 3
American History (GER 4) 3
Humanities (GER 7) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Track A: Human Services Concentration

Semester III Credits

BIOL 150 College Biology I (GER 2) 4
PSYC 275 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 3
SOCI 101 Intro to Sociology 3
Foreign Language (GER 9) 3
  Western Civilization (GER 5) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester IV Credits

SOCI 210 Sociology of the Family 3
MATH 141 Statistics 3
SSCI 181 Drugs, Alcohol and Society 3
  Other Worlds (GER 6) 3
  General Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester V Credits

PSYC 310 Counseling Theory & Practice 3
PSYC 340 Social Psychology 3
SSCI 370 Research Methods in Social Sciences 3
  General Elective 3
  U/L Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester VI Credits

PSYC 315 Crisis Intervention 3
PSYC 410 Counseling Skills & Procedures 3
SOCI 300 Race and Ethnic Relations 3
  U/L Sociology Elective 3
  U/L Program Elective - Track A 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester VII Credits

HUSV 420 Seminar in Human Services 3
HUSV 421 Practicum in Human Services 3
  U/L Program Elective - Track A 3
  General Elective 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester VIII Credits

SOCI 320 Sociology of Health, Illness and Health Care 3
U/L General Elective 3
U/L Program Elective - Track A 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

 

Track B: Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration

Semester III Credits

ABAP 345 Applied Science and Technology or Behavior 3
PSYC 275 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 3
SOCI 101 Intro to Sociology 3
Foreign Language (GER 9) 3
  Western Civilization (GER 5) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester IV Credits

ABAP 375 Basic Autism ABA Methods 3
BIOL 150 College Biology (GER 2) 4
MATH 141 Statistics 3
  Other World Civ. (GER 6) 3
  General Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester V Credits

ABAP 400 Seminar in ABA 3
ABAP 401 Practicum in ABA 3
SSCI 370 Research Methods in Social Sciences 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester VI Credits

ABAP 465 Classroom Management & Preventing School Violence 3
  ABAP U/L Elective - Track B 3
U/L Sociology Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester VII Credits

ABAP 385 Advanced Science & Technology of Behavior I 3
  ABAP U/L Elective - Track B 3
  General Elective 3
  General Elective 3
  U/L Program Elective - Track A or B 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester VIII Credits

ABAP 485 Advanced Science & Technology of Behavior II 3
  ABAP U/L Elective - Track B 3
U/L Program Elective - Track A or B 3
U/L Program Elective - Track A or B 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

 

School of Business & Liberal Arts
SUNY Canton
FOB 414
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, New York 13617

Phone: (315) 386-7328
Fax: (315) 386-7933