PSYC 407

Professional and Career Applications of Psychology

1 Undergraduate credit
Effective May 7, 2019 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course serves two main purposes: 1) Comparing one's career interests to career and internship/application of knowledge possibilities in psychology and related fields 2) Preparation for an internship/application of knowledge experience to fulfill the Application of Knowledge (AoK) requirement in psychology. In this course, students will learn about various subfields in psychology and associated work in these areas. Students will search for a psychology-relevant internship/AoK experience, completing a) a competence statement describing the skills to be acquired, b) a list of learning strategies specifically describing the work to be completed, as well as its relevance to psychology, and c) a description of the methods to be used in evaluating the student in the internship/AoK experience. This course is appropriate for any student who wishes to perform an AoK in psychology and is a prerequisite for the AoK class in psychology (Psyc 408).

Learning outcomes


  • Implement a successful search for relevant work at an appropriate site for applying knowledge in psychology
  • Design, in conjunction with the aforementioned site, an appropriate set of specific learning objectives and competencies to be obtained.
  • Describe psychology sub-areas and associated work in each area.
  • Compare own career interests to career and application of knowledge possibilities in psychology and related fields