Topics in Human Behavior Graduate Certificate
Explore the science of human behavior through a variety of lenses, including developmental, evolutionary, and abnormal psychology. Understand human emotion, resilience, motivation, and bias. In this liberal arts graduate certificate you explore core psychology theories and the latest research, gaining insights into why we humans make the choices we do, and how we engage with the world around us.
Key learning outcomes
- Focus in an area of human behavior such as neuropsychology, clinical psychology, or developmental psychology
- Understand human behavior through the lens of psychology with application to clinical, educational, business, or social settings
- Use theories of human behavior to explore motivation, prejudice, emotion, personality, or illnesses
- Gain insight into inter- and intra-personal thought processes and their effects on social behaviors
- Understand evidence-based treatments for illnesses such as anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, or other psychiatric disorders
- Explore emerging research in the application of psychology to creativity, resilience, political representation, and self-destructive behaviors.
No application is required. You simply register for graduate courses during our fall, spring, or summer registration periods.
Prior introductory coursework in psychology is assumed. Students who do not have this background should start with PSYC 15 Introduction to Psychology. This course will not apply to the certificate, but will prepare you for success in your certificate courses.
Note: This liberal arts certificate is not intended to prepare students for admittance to PhD programs.
EARNING THE CERTIFICATE
To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:
- Complete four certificate courses for graduate credit.
- Earn at least a B grade in each course.
- Complete the courses within three years.
The liberal arts graduate certificate Topics in Human Behavior requires four courses. You may choose from the following course groups, using the certificate course search:
- Foundations in Human Behavior (choose one course from select group)
- Electives (choose three courses from select group)
Courses taken before the 2019-2020 academic year do not apply toward this certificate.