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Dept. of Psychology & Counseling


Department of Psychology and Counseling


The goals of Department of Psychology and Counseling are to develop students’ expertise in psychology; education and assessment, with specialty in counseling and guidance . Furthermore, to train future teachers with research and innovation ability, to meet the need in our education system. In facing the challenge of a declining birthrate in our society, and responding to the future possible reform of our university, an increasing focus of our training has been put on capability in counseling and student guidance. Our graduates are expected to equip with knowledge and skills in (1) psychology and research method, (2) administering and interpretating psychological tests, and (3) helping profession.

There are two foci of specialty in this training program: Psychology and Counseling. The   specialty in psychology focuses on learning and educational theories. Students who major in psychology will be able to work in elementary, junior high school or corporate human resource department, to conduct educational planning, diagnosing, counseling, recruiting, and evaluating. The specialty in counseling places emphasis on guidance counseling theories and practice. The program prepares students to work on prevention, assessment, and intervention for various psychological and behavioral issues, in the contexts of elementary and junior high school, community mental health clinic, public or private counseling institution, as well as non-profit organization.


I. Undergraduate Study

The curriculums are designed in two groups: general and teacher qualification. General students need to complete a minimum of 128 credit hours for graduation diploma. Students plan to pursue teacher certificate need to complete a minimum of 148 credit hours. All student need to pass General English Proficiency Test for their graduation.

II. Graduate Study

1. A minimum of 32 credit hours is required for domain courses, including 8  compulsory credit hour courses.

2. Completion of thesis. (0 credit hour)

3. 9 credit hours of elective courses are available from daytime courses,      nighttime courses or courses from other departments.

4. Counseling Practicum I and II, 3 credit hours for each course, are not       included in credit hours for graduation requirement.

  The program provides courses to fulfill the requirement of counseling psychologist certificate examination. Graduate students who plan to pursue the certificate can select relevant curriculum and practicum courses to prepare themselves for the requirement.


        (1)Undergraduate Course Structure and Course List

        (2)Graduate Course Structure and Course List