Earn psychology and sociology micro-credentials or digital badges.
The following digital badges are available for current students and non-degree seeking students. You must apply to receive each badge after completing the earning criteria.
- Human Development
- Helping Professionals
- Social and Behavioral Science Research
- Environmental Studies
- Theoretical Foundation in Social Sciences
- Understanding Human Diversity
- Gender & Sexuality
The Human Development micro-credential indicates competency and proficiency in applying current problem solving approaches within specific developmental time frames. Training includes focus on child, adolescent, and aging populations. This micro-credential will benefit those who seek careers working within age related settings.
- PSY 3043: Child Psychology
- PSY 2413: Psychology of Adolescence
- PSY 3213: Aging & End of Life Transitions
The Helping Professionals micro-credential indicates competency and proficiency in applying crisis intervention and clinical skills within social services agencies and events. Training focuses on effective use of crisis and clinical intervention strategies. This micro-credential will benefit those who seek careers working in a variety of mental health, health promotion, and general health services fields.
- PSY 4013: Clinical Psychology
- CC 3033: Intervention Strategies
- CC 2223: Chemical Abuse in Special Populations
The Social and Behavioral Science Research micro-credential is designed to give students and those working in the social services and social sciences a thorough background in quantitative and qualitative research methods. With the skills gained, students will be able to understand and interpret existing research relevant to their field as well as understand the basics of designing and conducting their own research. Students will also acquire a working knowledge of IBM Statistical Package for the Social Sciences.
- SBS 3063: Social & Behavioral Statistics
- SBS 3113: Qualitative Research Methods
- SBS 3213: Quantitative Research Methods
This micro-credential provides skills and knowledge in the theories of human-environment interaction, the practical aspects of national, state, and local level environmental policy and regulation, and the technologies and social/political strategies to mitigate and solve environmental problems like pollution, extreme weather, climate change, food production, and energy production.
The Social and Behavioral Sciences Theoretical Foundations micro-credential is designed to expose students to macro and micro theoretical frameworks for understanding human social behavior. This micro-credential will benefit anyone who wants to know more about the underlying forces causing social stability and change and how these forces affect human personality and the life course.
- SOC 4013 Sociological Theory- 3 hours
- SBS 3053 Social Systems and Problems- 3 hours
- PSY 3053 History and Systems of Psychology - 3 hours
The Understanding Human Diversity micro-credential is designed to develop knowledge, skills, and the application of content related to cultural competency. The micro-credential demonstrates to employers and graduate schools that the student has an understanding of social differences and how to think critically about social inequality, race, and gender.
- SOC 3213 Minority Groups- 3 hours
- SOC 3443 Sociology of Gender - 3 hours
- SOC 3463 Social Inequality - 3 hours
The Gender & Sexuality micro-credential is designed to help students develop an understanding of terminology, social construction of gender, gender differences in sexual expression, and gender roles. It also encompasses the areas relevant to human sexual anatomy and experience throughout the lifespan. The micro-credential demonstrates the recipient has considered and can use critical thinking in relation to sexuality and gender within small groups, communities, and family structures.
- SOC 3443 - Sociology of Gender- 3 hours
- SOC 3033 - Marriage and the Family- 3 hours
- PSY 3003 - Human Sexuality- 3 hours