Frostburg State University

Department of Psychology
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The Department, which has a small faculty-student ratio, teaches psychology as a science in the undergraduate and graduate programs. There is an emphasis on development of research skills, development of critical thinking skills, and on applied experience through activities such as service learning and internships.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Kevin H. Peterson (chair)
Department Emphasis
  • 67% Psychology (Other)
  • 33% Family Psychology
Campus Enrollment
5,200
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303
United States

Phone Number
301-687-4193
Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Addictions Counseling
  • Child & Family Psychology
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • General Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Adolescence and Adulthood
  • Psychology of Adjustment
  • Psychology of Women
  • Death and Dying
  • Psychological Perspectives of Human Sexuality
  • Psychological Issues and Practices
  • Introduction to the Profession of Psychology
  • Research Methods I & II
  • Psychology of Marriage
  • Computer Applications in Psychology
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Experimental Analysis of Behavior
  • Survey of Research Methods in Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Drugs and Human Behavior
  • Psychology of the Exceptional Child
  • Tests and Measurements
  • Human Learning and Cognition
  • Introduction to Counseling
  • Theories of Personality
  • Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
  • Social Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • The Male Experience
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Advanced Experimental Psychology
  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Behavioral Approaches to Human Problems
  • Child and Adolescent Disorders
  • Special Topics in Psychology
  • Seminar in Psychology
  • Internship Seminar
  • Internship in Psychology
  • Senior Seminar
  • Readings in Psychology
  • Psychology Projects
Undergrad Comments

The undergraduate Child and Family Psychology Certificate Program provides Psychology majors in-depth exposure to child, adolescent, and family psychology. The purpose of the Certificate Program is to: a) prepare students to work in the human services field with children/adolescents and their families at the Baccalaureate level; and b) prepare students interested in pursuing graduate study in this area (e.g., clinical child and adolescent psychology, developmental psychology, family psychology, marriage and family therapy, etc). Students have the opportunity to work with (through service learning and internship experiences), and/or conduct research involving children/adolescents and their families.

Graduate Program
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology
  • Advanced Child and Adolescent Disorders
  • Family Therapy
  • Advanced Treatment Strategies with Children and Adolescents
  • Internship/Advanced Internship in Counseling
  • Introduction to Counseling and Assessment, Theories and Techniques I
  • Advanced Research Evaluation and Interpretation
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Counseling Psychology
Masters Comments

The Master of Science in Counseling Psychology Program is designed for persons with a background in psychology who are interested in working in settings such as mental health clinics, counseling centers, and human service agencies. The focus of the program is the development of personal qualities, understandings, and professional skills through learning about self, client, and counselor-client relationships. A small faculty-student ratio creates opportunities for frequent, individual interaction throughout the program. Our program emphasizes personal as well as professional growth. Course work and assignments focus not only on the development of counseling skills, but also on self-awareness and personal growth. This emphasis reflects our belief that an effective counselor is one who is sensitive both to personal strengths and to areas in need of improvement.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.