The objective of the Certificate is to involve students in actual human measurement and research, including dissemination of findings. This training is of value to individuals working in careers that involve measurement and/or require empirical skills, including clinical, social, cognitive, aptitude or other forms of assessment (e.g., Counseling), behavioral prediction (e.g., Insurance Actuary), opinion or other polling (e.g., Human Resource Management, Market Research). It is also of great importance to students seeking graduate training as the skills acquired in this Certificate are highly valued by most graduate programs.
The Certificate Program consists of 12 credits. These include Psychological Assessment (PSYC 318), Psychology Research Seminar (PSYC 492), and 6 credits of Independent Study (PSYC 499). In addition, there are GPA requirements and a pre-approved dissemination project.
Faculty advisor for this certificate is Dr. Colston.