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Graduate Certificates of Completion: Exploring the Opportunities – Part 2


By Jessalyn Johnson
English and Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

After earning your undergraduate degree, you may be contemplating your next step. If you are looking to further your education and grow in your knowledge of a subject you are passionate about, consider earning a graduate certificate of completion from Grand Canyon University. Find out more about GCU’s wide variety of graduate certificates of completion offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences:


GCU’s Graduate Certificate of Completion in Geropsychology is designed for students who desire to use new methods of psychology to care for the aging and elderly population. This program focuses on using research to work towards making a positive difference in the physical and mental well-being of those who are aging, making a positive impact in the healthcare system. Students who choose this certificate typically go on to research mental illnesses that affect the elderly in a hospital or clinical work setting.

Health Psychology

Advancing and expanding knowledge in the psychology of health and wellness is the focus of GCU’s health psychology certificate. If you choose to go into this area of study, you will learn how to assist diverse individuals to promote healthy behavior. Many of those who study in this area of psychology explore a career in working with patients in hospitals or healthcare clinics. In addition, many go on to teach or find their place in a private organization.

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

GCU’s Certificate of Completion in Industrial and Organizational Psychology allows you to explore five core subjects: foundational principles of psychology, social relationships and multicultural perspectives across the lifespan, research methods, professional skills and industrial organizational psychology. In this program, you gain insight and knowledge in the areas of scientific inquiry, ethical and social responsibility, communication and critical thinking. The range of careers available with this certificate vary widely. However, if you are interested in a business leadership role in a psychology field, this program may be right for you.

Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a range of degree programs to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in a wide variety of fields. To learn more about GCU’s degree programs, visit our website or request more information using the button at the top of this page.

About Jessalyn Johnson
English Literature Major, Digital Copywriter for GCU Blogs

Jessalyn Johnson is a senior at Grand Canyon University, completing the final year of her BA in English Literature. Originally from Melbourne, FL, Jessalyn has come to enjoy living in the desert of Arizona. Since freshman year she has occupied several different positions on the editorial board of GCU’s literary review, StartleBloom, which is approaching its third volume. In her free time, Jessalyn enjoys creative writing, photography, writing music and participating in the plays and musicals put on by GCU’s Ethington Theatre.

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