Welcome to the Department of Psychological Science and Counseling
The Department of Psychological Science and Counseling offers several degree programs for students interested in pursuing the study of behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations. Currently, we offer the following degree programs:
- B.A./B.S. in Psychological Science
- Undergraduate Minor in Psychological Science
- Master of Science in Counseling
- Concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Concentration in School Counseling
- Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (MSIO)
The department houses a variety of laboratory facilities to provide learning and research
opportunities. Laboratories for vision, cognitive development, animal learning and
bio-psychology, and counseling skill development are available for faculty and student
research and clinical practice. Rooms equipped with one-way observation windows,
video and other monitoring equipment are available for counseling, assessment and
testing, and human research. The department has arranged for intern and practicum
experiences for our students with a variety of community agencies, organizations,
Why study Psychological Science and Counseling at APSU?
Psychological Science is the study of human behavior - how people grow and develop, how they think and learn. Students enrolled in courses and degree programs in our department will learn to use scientific methods to understand learning, motivation, life-span development, personality, normal and abnormal behavior, group and social behavior, the physiological mechanisms of behavior, sensation and perception, the treatment and prevention of psychological disorders and promotion of mental health, and the application of psychological science in the workplace.
The Counseling profession requires a graduate degree and builds upon the knowledge acquired in undergraduate coursework in psychological science. Studying counseling will prepare students to work in a growing health profession that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups, to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.
Department faculty have diverse educational backgrounds, research interests, and clinical expertise. Graduates of our programs are well-prepared to pursue employment opportunities in a wide variety of settings in community agencies, non-profit organizations, schools, health care settings, business and industry.