Psycho-Social Developmental Studies

The Academic Subject Certificate in Psycho-Social Developmental Studies provides pre-professional training for students planning careers in human services (social work, counseling, education, corrections, psychology, and human development). The curriculum combines existing liberal arts courses and cooperative education at designated field sites in partnership with a social service agency or hospital. This certificate is unique because of the linkage and collaboration with liberal arts courses (interdisciplinary).

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively via writing, speaking, and non-verbal cues
  • Manage a group by supervising, negotiating, evaluating others, fostering teamwork and open communication
  • Operate a computer to manage records, communicate, and gather information
  • Interact effectively and ethically one-on-one or in a group, show good listening skills, empathy, and problem-solving

To earn the PSDS Academic Subject Certificate, students must complete a total of 27 credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better for all required courses.

Twelve credits, including SSCI 193V and SSCI 293V, must be taken at Windward Community College. See course descriptions for prerequisites.

Required Courses (24 credits)

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Electives (3 credits)

Any social Science (DS) designated course or IS 103 Introduction to College (3)

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Academic Subject Certificate

Curriculum Guide