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Field Placement

PHOTO: Field Placement videoThrough our field placements, students get experience working at local agencies Field Placement (Psyc 495) is a 4-credit capstone class. It includes 150 on-site hours, a weekly small group class meeting with the JMU instructor, and other features of capstone courses (oral presentations and an APA-style paper). Students apply for Field Placement during the first three weeks of the semester before they want to enroll. Students are selected on the basis of academic preparation, faculty recommendation, information in their application, and an interview. Students who are accepted for Field Placement choose potential sites from listings of approved placements and interview at the site before they can be accepted. There are more than 40 sites available in mental health, court services, social service, educational and business settings.

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Psychology Peer Advisors Assist Special Olympics

On Saturday, October 8, 2011, sixty Special Olympic athletes from all across the state of Virginia were welcomed to JMU for the 5th annual Day with the Dukes. Read Story >