"One of the the things I love about this program is right from the beginning you start working with volunteer clients...who actually discuss real issues. In my experience you learn very quickly that way, and I'm grateful for my training every day now that I am doing it."

Whitney Van Sant, graduate student and Clinical Research Coordinator at Appalachian State University, is doing her degree in Rural Psychology, which approaches psychology by meeting the needs of rural clients with culturally appropriate treatment. The benefits of this program derive from the combination of real-world experience, rigorous academics, and research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate alike. The Department of Psychology includes undergradtuate and graduate degrees in: