Majors and Minors
Our Psychology major offers two undergraduate B.S. degree concentrations, each consisting of 120 credits: B.S. Psychology or Psychology: Paralegal Studies. These concentrations help to prepare students better for subfields within psychology, giving students a sense of whether the area is a good fit for them personally. Students in any concentration can later pursue careers or apply to graduate school within any field of psychology. Accordingly, the selection of a concentration should depend upon interests, career goals, and graduation target date.
Our department also offers two 18-credit minors; Psychology and Multicultural Studies in the United States. At least half the credits earned must be taken at KU.
Kutztown University's Department of Psychology offers two tracks or concentrations:
General - Our general program is flexible and appropriate for students going into any field in psychology. Students gain practical experience by completing supervised internships at a variety of local facilities. Psychology majors learn knowledge and skills that are vital in some careers and helpful in all, and many students go directly into the job market after graduation. This is especially appropriate for students transferring in with 48 credits or more or who wish to complete a minor or double major.
Paralegal Studies -The Psychology with Paralegal Studies program is approved by the American Bar Association and taught exclusively with Lehigh Carbon Community College on Kutztown University's campus. The Paralegal Concentration is comprised of seven Paralegal Courses offered exclusively through our alliance with Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC).
LCCC’s Paralegal Studies program options are primarily offered through synchronous instruction. Paralegal Studies classes may be enhanced with asynchronous materials. Paralegal Studies students must take at least nine-semester credits or the equivalent of legal specialty courses through synchronous instruction.
Psychology - The Psychology Department offers an 18 credit Psychology minor. To qualify, students need a C or better in PSY 011 General Psychology, a 2.0 or higher GPA, and at least half of the credits must be taken at Kutztown University. This minor gives students the opportunity to explore classes, internships and research opportunities connected to their unique areas of interest. If interested in a Psychology minor, please reach out to the Psychology Department.
Multicultural Studies in the United States- The Psychology Department offers an 18-credit Multicultural minor. This minor gives students the opportunity to learn how human behavior and cultural diversity impact on our daily lives. Adding this minor may enhance your applications to graduate school programs and/or your opportunity to gain a career position across a variety of disciplines/fields. If interested in a Multicultural Studies minor, please reach out to the Psychology Department.
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