We are very excited to be able to offer the Applied Psychology Minor. We hope that the information available at this web site will encourage you to consider the numerous academic and career opportunities available among the various applied psychology professions.
First and foremost, the AP minor provides a link to the Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (CCSP) graduate training program, which is accredited by the American Psychology Association. The distinction and excellence that we strive to attain in our graduate program we also strive to bring to the undergraduate program.
Our mission is to provide UCSB undergraduates with high-quality courses that (a) provide an overview of the various research and clinical applications of psychology across community, agency, and school settings; and (b) involve students in the areas of research excellence for which our CCSP department is known (including autism; school violence, school safety, crisis response, and bullying; multicultural counseling; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues).
Our department is ranked among the top 10 in the country in these areas of research and applied practice. Our commitment to you is to make the AP track an educational option that will make you more aware of mental health and wellness issues and help you to explore research and related career options in applied psychology.
Students who are interested in the Applied Psychology Minor are asked to petition to declare the minor before they begin coursework for the minor. Certain course registration will be restricted to seniors who have already petitioned to declare the minor during Pass I, and juniors who have already petitioned to declare the minors during remaining passes.
Applied Psychology Minor
Applied Psychology Minor
(18 Units Required)
Core Courses (Three courses required):
• CNCSP 101 Helping Relationships: Theory and Practice (4 Units)
• CNCSP 102 Practicum in Applied Psychology (2 Units)
• CNCSP 110 Intro to Educational & Vocational Guidance (4 units, P/NP)
Elective Courses (Fill remaining units with elective courses):
• CNCSP 111 Identity and Pluralism (4 units)
• CNCSP 112 Positive Psychology (4 units)
• CNCSP 114 Psych of Gender (4 units)
• CNCSP 197, 199* or 199RA*
• ED 111 Intro to Child and Adolescent Development (4 units)
• ED 125 Equity, Democracy, and Schooling in the U.S. [Particularly appropriate for those interested in school counseling/psychology]
• ED 190 Intro to Autism (Pre-req: Psych 1, minimum 3.0 GPA) (4 units)
*Students may apply only 4 units of CNCSP or ED (requires substitution form) 199 or 199RA toward the elective requirement. These units must be taken for a letter grade to be considered.
These are new requirements as of F14! If you have concerns that these changes will prohibit you from completing the minor contact Carolyn Meisner at firstname.lastname@example.org, 805-893-2137, Ed 4100.
Old Requirements (For continuing students who are working on the Education and Applied Psychology Minor).
Education & Applied Psychology Minor--Applied Psychology Track
The Applied Psychology Track
18 Units Required
Core (Two courses required, CNCSP 101 and one from Set 2):
CNCSP 101 Helping Relationships: Theory and Practice (4 Units)
CNCSP 110 Intro to Educational & Vocational Guidance (P/NP, 4 units)
ED 190 Intro to Autism (Pre-req: Psych 1, minimum 3.0 GPA) (4 units)
Practicum (One course required):
CNCSP 102 Practicum in Applied Psychology (2 units)
Elective (Fill remaining units with elective courses):
CNCSP 110 Intro to Educational & Vocational Guidance (4 units)
CNCSP 111 Identity and Pluralism (4 units)
CNCSP 112 Positive Psychology in School and Community Settings (4 units)
CNCSP 114 Psych of Gender (4 units)
CNCSP 199 or CNCSP 199RA Research Assistance (1-5 units)- Must be taken for a letter grade to count towards the minor
ED 111 Intro to Child and Adolescent Development (4 units)
ED 125 Equity, Democracy, and Schooling in the U.S. (4 units) [Particularly appropriate for those interested in school counseling/psychology]
ED 190 Intro to Autism (Pre-requisites: Psychology 1, minimum 3.0 GPA) (4 units)
ED 191W Health and Well-Being (4 units)
Students are encouraged to enroll in classes early as space is limited. There is a possibility that you will not be able to complete the courses due to popularity and space availability. If you are having difficulty in completing your elective units, please contact the Student Affairs Office for a list of interdepartmental pre-approved elective course substitutions.
Carolyn Meisner, Student Affairs Office
Matt Quirk, Track Advisor