Community and Applied Psychological Studies - Minor

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The minor in Community and Applied Psychological Studies (CAPS) is based on the premise that the well-being of individuals and families cannot be fostered in isolation from the communities in which they live and the institutions that affect their lives.

CAPS courses cover the scholarly and applied knowledge bases regarding the interconnectedness of personal, interpersonal, institutional, and community change, the barriers to healthy development and well-being at these levels, and the strategies and policies that promote well-being in individuals, families, and communities. Emphasis is placed on research and theory regarding preventive and strengths-promoting strategies as applied to complex, multicultural systems.

Curriculum Requirements

The requirements of the minor are 15 credits with a grade of C or better:

  • Nine of these 15 credits must be completed at the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies (EPS); with prior approval, 3 of these 9 credits may be taken through the UM Study Abroad Program.
  • EPS 201 - Psychosocial Change and Well-Being is required.
  • Two courses must be upper division courses (at or above the 300 level).
  • The undergraduate coursework in Community and Applied Psychological Studies is open to all qualified University of Miami students.
  • Determiniation for using these courses as a minor, as a specialization, and/or as electives in any program, is made by the individual student’s degree granting college or school.
EPS 201 Psychosocial Change and Well-being 3
2 EPS Courses 300 Level or Higher 6
EPS Courses 6
Total Credit Hours 15

Program Contact

Alyssa Expósito
Senior Advisor
Undergraduate Academic Services
Room: Merrick Building 312-N
a.exposito@miami.edu
305-284-5990