The Psychology Department at Auburn University is involved in all aspects of the university's instruction, outreach and research missions. The psychology department also sponsors one of the most popular degrees on campus, the bachelor's degree in psychology. All core courses that all students are required to completed, irregardless of undergraduate major, are offer through Auburn University's psychology department. In addition to a Bachelor of Arts program in Psychology and a Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis, Auburn's doctoral programs in psychology offer advanced training in Cognitive, Clinical and Behavioral Sciences and Industrial/Organizational (IO) Psychology. (The master's program at Auburn is designed to prepare students to get board certified and work with patients suffering from developmental disabilities).
The Department of Psychology is located on campus in Thach Hall with labs set up in Cary Hall, Haley Center, Thach Hall and the Biological Research Facility. Auburn's Psychological Services Center and and Project Uplift Officers are housed primarily in Cary Hall.
Auburn, Alabama, Auburn University, AL 36849
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Public, 4-year or above
26,221 (21,083 undergraduate)
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Psychology Degree Programs/Courses:
- B.A. in Psychology
The undergraduate psychology major (B.A. in Psychology) requires students to complete 36 credit hours of coursework in core introductory courses in Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, Statistics for Social adn Behavioral Sciences and Orientation to Psychology Major. Major courses may include Developmental Psychology, Theories of Personality, Abnormal Psychology, I-O Psychology, Social Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Applied Behavior Analysis, Sports Psychology and Child Psychology, among many others. All courses must be pased with a minimum 'C' grade in order to graduate. Auburn University also provides a minor in Psychology similar to the B.A. in Psychology. However, the minor only requires the completion of 15 semester hours of coursework in psychology. The minimum GPA to successfully graduate with a minor is 2.0
- M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities
The Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities is a non-thesis program that requires 12 months (3 consecutive semesters) of coursework and practicum training for full-time students. The main focus of the program is to train students how to provide therapy to individuals intellectual disorders and autism. Topics covered include Applied Behavior Analysis, Methods for Studying Behavior, Autisum and Intellectual Disabilities, Behavioral Pharmacology, Behavioral Prinicples, Behaviorism and Ethical & Professional Issues in Behavior Analysis. Students are required to complete 18 credit hours of formal practicum training and 24 semester hours of coursework. Students who successfully complete this master's program will qualify to sit for the exam required for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BACB') certification. Applicants to this program must have a bachelor's degree (in any field), have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and GRE score of 150 for Verbal and 145 for Quantitative. Some relevant education and/or experience is required.
- Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Students participating in the Clinical Psychology graduate program at Auburn are required to specialize in Adult Clinical Psychology or Child Clinical Psychology. Notwithstanding, all students will work with individuals of all ages (both adult and adolescent). The Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program is based on coursework that meets all general knowledge requirements as specified by the American Psychological Association (APA). Courses offered include Biological Psychology, Human Development, Social Psychology, History of Ideas in Psychology, Counseling Diverse Populations, Developmental Psychopathology, Clinical Ethics & Methods, Advanced Professional & Ethical Issues, Clinical Practicum, Cognitive Psychology, Teaching of Psychology, Multivariate Statistics, Experimental Design in Psychology and Behavioral & Psychological Assessment.
- Ph.D. in Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences
The Doctoral Program in Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences at Auburn University focuses on the study of psychological processes and behavior as they related to associative learning, behavioral pharmachology, applied cognitive psychology, behavioral neuroscience, comparative psychology, cognitive neuroscience, computational psychology, language, text comprehension and judgement and decision making. Required program courses include Teaching of Psychology, Biological Psychology, Learning & Conditioning, Ethics & Problems, Experimental Design in Psychology, Regression Design, Statistics, Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. Students also have the opportunity to develop their own custom interprogram concentration.
- Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
The Doctoral Program in Industrial/Organization (I-O) Psychology educates students in areas of general psychology, research methodology, measurement, statistics, as well as specialized training in areas of industrial and organizational psychology. The program permits students to select several elective courses whereby enabling them to develop their own specialized track. One of the main goals of the I-O program is to help students develop the skills required to understand, predict and modify behavior in diverse organizational and work settings–through employee training, evaluation, motivation, placement and selection.