Behavioral Health - Certificate

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences offers embedded certificates as part of the major. The certificates are considered embedded because they require no additional coursework—beyond specific courses in the major itself—to earn the certificate. All certificates require 15 credits (5 courses). The certificates are designed to (a) bring greater depth and structure to the major, (b) provide students with guidance as to courses that build on each other, and (c) ultimately increase the employability of our students.

The required courses in this certificate reflect foundational component areas of psychology that focus on (a) human growth and development, both physically and psychologically and (b) positive and negative mental health, with an emphasis on mental health and developmental disorders. The prescribed electives include courses that focus on a variety of aspects of health and well-being and five of the six courses include practical applications of psychology, including the deployment and interpretation of psychological tests, therapeutic techniques, creation and monitoring of plans for personal growth and change, and the creation and application of reward systems.