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Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology

Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
Education Building 2103
Telephone: (805) 893-3375
Chair: Steven Smith

Undergraduate Program

Minor—Applied Psychology

We are very excited to be able to offer the Applied Psychology Minor. We hope that you will consider the numerous academic and career opportunities available among the various applied psychology professions.

First and foremost, the AP minor provides a link to the Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (CCSP) graduate training program, which is accredited by the American Psychology Association. The distinction and excellence that we strive to attain in our graduate program we also strive to bring to the AP minor.

Our mission is to provide UCSB undergraduates with high-quality courses that (a) provide an overview of the various research and clinical applications of psychology across community, agency, and school settings; and (b) involve students in the areas of research excellence for which our CCSP department is known (including autism; school violence, school safety, crisis response, and bullying; multicultural counseling; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues). 

Our department is ranked among the top 10 in the country in these areas of research and applied practice. Our commitment to you is to make the AP minor an educational option that will make you more aware of mental health and wellness issues and help you to explore research and related career options in applied psychology.