The Chicago State University Psychology Department prepares students with broad training
in psychology that will prepare them for graduate work or employment in entry-level
jobs in the field of psychology.
The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree for students interested in the scientific
study of behavior. Psychology is composed of many sub-areas. The curriculum and courses
offered in the department reflect this diversity and are designed to provide a well-rounded
education in Psychology. The department's mission is to prepare students for advanced
studies in psychology as well as interact with society to advocate for social change,
particularly in the area of mental health. Students will be prepared to play a productive
role in community agencies, social service agencies, hospital settings, and business.
The Department of Psychology offers graduate study leading to a Master of Arts in
Counseling. The program is designed to train students as counselors so they can work
in a variety of settings. It is also designed as a pre-doctoral program in counseling
psychology. Graduates of the School Track are eligible to work as counselors in school
settings. Graduates of the Community Track are eligible to work as counselors in a
variety of community settings.
Mission of the Department
The mission of the Psychology Department is to offer broad training in psychology
to prepare students for graduate work or employment in entry-level jobs in the field
of psychology and equip them for citizenship in the 21st centruy environment of diversity,
globalization, and social justice.
Mission of the Graduate Program
The mission of the program is to produce highly qualified graduates equipped to serve
the complex counseling demands in urban school and community settings with a specific
emphasis on addressing the needs of urban youth and their families and equip them
for citizenship in the 21st century environment of diversity, globalization, and social