Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Walden U. Adds Two Online Psychology Degree Programs

The Minneapolis-based Walden U. announced last week that it is offering two new online degrees in its School of Psychology. One is an M.S. in Clinical Psychology and the other is a B.S. in Forensic Psychology. The university is known for its programs for working professionals.

In the M.S. in Clinical Psychology students will "focus on the intellectual, emotional and biological aspects of human behavior and learn to foster psychological health in individuals, families, groups and organizations." The program is aimed at those working "with diverse individuals in a broad range of settings, including healthcare, education, government and business."

Students may choose a specialization in counseling and study substance abuse, career and family counseling and then apply for a license as a professional counselor.
The B.S. in Forensic Psychology degree program "focuses on the intersection of psychology and the legal system, as students learn to identify the social and psychological factors that shape the development of the criminal mind." Students learn about criminal profiling, criminal behavior, and victims' rights. Students may concentrate on Forensics and the Law, Leadership and Management, Victims and Justice and a Self-Designed option.

Walden also offers other programs in psychology including a B.S. in Psychology, M.S. in Forensic Psychology, M.S. in Psychology, Ph.D. in Psychology and Psychology Certificates.

Walden is part of the Laureate International Universities network of more than 55 campus-based and online universities in 27 countries. It is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, http://www.ncahlc.org/ .

For more info see, http://www.waldenu.edu/ .