Engagement Details

Community Psychology Practicum - PSYC 489


What to Expect

Gain hands-on field experience in psychology while you earn course credit. In this advanced semester-long course, you will volunteer about 45 hours of service to a community agency, applying the principles, theory and research you've learned on campus. Throughout the semester, you will write and reflect upon your experience and also participate in a small group advocacy project to address local homelessness.

This engagement qualifies for these special designations:

  • GLD-Community Service
  • Experiential Learning Opportunity
  • Option to appear on USC Experience extended transcript

Term: Fall 2023



Time Commitment: 45-59 hours
Who Can Participate: See Academic Bulletin for Course Prerequisites
Minimum Credit Hours: See Academic Bulletin for Course Prerequisites
Minimum GPA:  See Academic Bulletin for Course Prerequisites
Other Requirements See Academic Bulletin for Course Prerequisites


Engagement Benefits

How expectations are communicated:
Group training / class session(s)

Learning activities:
Apply specialized knowledge

Knowledge or skills developed:
Specialized knowledge and skills

Who you will work with:
Faculty member(s) on this campus
External agency (employer, college, school, community agency)

Who will communicate feedback and how:
Group / class session with faculty member
Group / class session with graduate assistant

Reflection expectations:
Each student produces written reflection(s)
Group / class session(s) with faculty


Additional Information

Academic Bulletin