The Committee on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association requires that students take theory courses in designated Core areas (listed below). The courses in Sections I, II, and IV are designed to familiarize students with the knowledge bases that form the core foundations of scientific psychology, whereas the courses in Sections III and V focus more specifically on applications of psychology. Some requirements include a menu of options from which students may select. Courses other than those on the menu may be taken to fulfill some of these requirements. Students should consult with their advisor in order to select the specific courses in each area that best fit their professional goals and substantive area. Students should be aware of specific unit requirements in other states for licensure and credential certification.