The B.S. in Psychology program at Albizu University, Miami campus, gives you the foundation you will need to build a career in mental health as well as the required skills and knowledge to enter graduate school. Our program integrates social, emotional, and behavioral theories with current trends in psychology and mental health. Albizu University’s multicultural approach focuses on the worth and dignity of all people, regardless of background, origin, or life circumstances.
As an undergraduate, your studies are tailored to your academic interests and goals. In addition to the General Psychology program, seven minors are available: Case Management Studies, Cross-Cultural Studies, Child Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Gay and Lesbian Studies. You will also have the opportunity to take a select number of graduate-level courses as electives, paving the way for entrance into a master’s degree program.
The B.S. in Psychology program with a minor in Case Management Studies is designed to build knowledge and skills related to case management in mental health and human services settings. Courses in this minor will familiarize students with issues impacting best practices in case management. Students will be exposed to legal and ethical issues encountered in multicultural populations. The minor will also include developmental life span issues and case management with special populations such as people with disabilities, veterans, victims of domestic violence, and other vulnerable populations.
The minor consists of 18 credits of coursework. The courses have been infused with multicultural principles to further broaden students’ knowledge of best practices in case management in human services settings. The availability of day, evening and weekend classes is aimed at meeting the needs of a wide range of students. Courses are held in classrooms equipped with modern technological resources and conducted by professors with theoretical and practical expertise in the field of case management.
In addition to the core curriculum for B.S. in Psychology students, the following courses are required for the minor: Introduction to Case Management Studies (CMP101), Comprehensive Assessment and Case Planning I (CMP102), Comprehensive Assessment and Case Planning II (CMP103), Legal and Ethical Dimensions in Case Management (CMP104), Developmental Life Span Dimensions in Case Management (CMP105), and Case Management and Special Populations (CMP106).
Albizu University has historically provided professional training that is sensitive to cultural and ethnic issues. Following this tradition, the B.S. in Psychology program familiarizes you with a variety of multicultural topics, enhancing your ability to work with diverse populations.
Graduates of Albizu University's B.S. in Psychology program find employment as social workers, case managers, human resource professionals, certified addiction professionals, behavioral technicians at hospitals, child life specialists, and associate behavior analysts. Some begin careers in corrections or law enforcement or apply their studies in psychology to teaching in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, working in areas with a critical shortage of teachers. Others continue their studies at the graduate level, with the advantage of an enhanced knowledge and understanding of human behavior.