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FSU Introduces Undergraduate Child and Family Psychology Certificate Program

Frostburg State University now allows its psychology majors who are interested in working with children, adolescents and their families to enhance their degrees with FSU's new Undergraduate Child and Family Psychology Certificate program.

The program is designed to provide a good foundation in child, adolescent and family psychology. The program includes service-learning, internship and research opportunities.

Once completed, the certificate will be included in the student's transcript.

This type of organized experience will benefit a variety of students. Many students who will later work in the human services field will provide services to children or adolescents and their families. The child and family psychology experience is also potentially helpful to students interested in pursuing graduate study in a related area, such as clinical child and family psychology or developmental psychology. This concentrated experience will be useful in helping students determine, before graduation, if they would like a career that involves working with children, adolescents and their families.

The certificate program involves a sequence of four courses. After students take introductory courses in general psychology and child development or adolescent psychology, participants in the certificate program must attend an orientation meeting before they take the Child and Adolescent Disorders class (PSYC 489) and other related 400-level classes.

For information about the program, call Dr. Jason H. Edwards, coordinator, at (301) 687-4204.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589