College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Department of Psychology, Counseling, and Behavioral Health
How we see the world impacts our ability to navigate through it. We focus on mind, brain, mental health, and quality of life—and prepare practitioners who know how to connect the dots.
Home to some of the most popular majors on campus, the Department of Psychology, Counseling, and Behavioral Health prepares students to be practitioners and leaders within the fields of psychology and rehabilitation services. Located in the state-of-the-art Health and Humans Services Building, we graduate students ready to seek licensure and start professional careers in hospitals, rehabilitation settings, assisted living centers, addiction treatment centers, and other related settings.
Our Students Make Coppin Proud
Committed and motivated, our undergraduate and graduate students shine outside of the classroom as well. Counseling, rehabilitation, and psychology programs require a field placement or internship opportunity where students can put their skills to work. Consistently, employers and site supervisors recognize our students’ professionalism, empathy, and aptitude—which often leads to many seniors getting full-time job offers post graduation.
Our students stay involved academically and socially. The Department is a significant contributor to the Maxie-Collier Scholars Program, the McNair Program, and the Honors Program. There are also opportunities for students to join groups interested in psychology, counseling, and rehabilitation services, including the Psychology Club, Student Rehabilitation Association (SRA), and Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.
Psychology and Counseling Programs
There is a critical need for diverse representation in clinical fields. We designed our programs to fill this need. Our rigorous coursework has an added Afrocentric emphasis that reflects our physical location in the Baltimore metropolitan area. This focus allows us to graduate students with the skills to care for diverse populations with a range of needs.
Added to our graduate rehabilitation services offerings in 2005, our undergraduate program trains students to work with individuals coping with varying challenges due to disability and addiction. We believe everyone is deserving of health and wellness, and teach students to apply this philosophy to practice, helping individuals improve independence and quality of life.
Undergraduate courses lay a strong clinical and practical foundation that we build on in our graduate offerings. At both levels, course topics cover counseling theory and techniques, abnormal psychology, as well as rehabilitation courses in developmental, psychiatric, intellectual, and vocational rehabilitation.
Faculty and Staff
Our faculty and staff represent diverse professional, academic, and ethnic backgrounds. We work tirelessly to ensure we carry out our tradition of professionalism, respect, and caring for our students.
The Department of Psychology, Counseling, and Behavioral Health is within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.