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Applied Psychology and Human Services


PsychologyAnyone with a compassionate personality and an interest in helping others will find a home in the field of applied psychology and human services. As psychological and social problems continue to increase in society, there is a significant demand for professionals trained in applied psychology and human services. Those interested in scientific areas of psychology should consider our major in 
psychology.  

The applied psychology degree program at CSM provides training in the human services field coupled with a strong background in psychology - making students better prepared for their career because of the expertise in both fields. 


Inquire NowProgram Highlights 


Solid background in many areas 

  • Current social problems

  • Cultural issues

  • Counseling, interviewing and group skills

  • Basic research skills

Senior independent research project 

  • All majors complete an independent research project

  • Projects are presented to the CSM community

  • Students have opportunities to present projects at regional/national conferences

Field Work Placement
Applied Psychology majors complete a 1-year hands-on field experience 

Recent placements include: 

  • Uta Halee/Cooper Village

  • Lutheran Family Service

  • Youth Emergency Services

  • Hospice House

  • Project Harmony

Active Student Organization  

  • Social Sciences Organization - Learn more about social sciences through informational meetings, speakers, social events and service activities

Preparation for graduate school or job placement with respected organizations
Recent graduates have gone on to:  

  • Counseling graduate programs at UNO, Doane College and Bellevue University

  • Forensic science graduate program at Nebraska Wesleyan University

  • Positions with Health and Human Services

  • Positions with Goodwill Industries

  • Positions with Children's Hospital and Medical Center



Program Content

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