Courses

The listing of a course description here does not guarantee a course’s being offered in a particular semester. Please refer to the published schedule of classes on the MyBU Student Portal for confirmation a class is actually being taught and for specific course meeting dates and times.

  • GRS PS 875: Advanced Psychopathology
    This seminar presents an introductory overview to specific clinical disorders and syndromes. Neurobiological, psychoanalytic, behavioral, and social perspectives are emphasized. It is recommended that students have some preparation in physiological psychology.
  • GRS PS 879: The Scientist Practitioner
    Graduate Prerequisites: Doctoral students in clinical psychology only.
    To acquaint first year doctoral students in clinical psychology with the role of the scientist-practitioner as a guiding philosophical underpinning to the practice of clinical psychology. A focus will be on the crucial role of the scientist-practitioner in our emerging behavioral healthcare system.
  • GRS PS 880: Empirically Supported Treatments of Psychological Disorders
    The goal of this seminar is to become familiar with the efficacy and effectiveness of some of the most important state-of-the-art treatments for various psychological problems. Each participant is expected to present a paper discussing the theory, efficacy, and clinical utility of the selected psychosocial interventions.
  • GRS PS 881: Psychological Perspectives on Addictive Behavior
    Examines the psychological theories of addiction and their implications for prevention, treatment, and health policy. Topics include craving, self-control, biological and psychosocial factors that influence addiction and recovery, and approaches to addiction treatment.
  • GRS PS 901: Directed Study in Psychology
    Doctoral candidates are encouraged to undertake special projects.
  • GRS PS 902: Directed Study in Psychology
    Doctoral candidates are encouraged to undertake special projects.
  • GRS PS 909: Professional Issues in Psychological Science 1
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: advanced doctoral student in psychology.
    Prepares advanced doctoral students in psychology for the next stages of their career. Issues covered include conducting research; writing papers; reviewing for journals; ethical issues in conducting research; time management; teaching; mentoring; grant writing; presenting research at conferences; and career planning.
  • GRS PS 910: Professional Issues in Psychological Science 2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: advanced doctoral student in psychology.
    Prepares advanced doctoral students in psychology for the next stages of their career. Issues covered include conducting research; writing papers; reviewing for journals; ethical issues in conducting research; time management; teaching; mentoring; grant writing; presenting research at conferences; and career planning.
  • GRS PS 951: Special Topics in Clinical Psychology
    Graduate Prerequisites: PS Clinical PhD students only.
    Clinical or laboratory research of clinical faculty and invited speakers, ethical isues in research and clinical practice, professional responsibilities and concerns.
  • GRS PS 973: Clinical Practicum
    Graduate Prerequisites: PS Clinical PhD students only.
    Students participate in psychological programs of approved practicum centers, reporting and evaluating their experiences in seminar conferences. Work is directed toward increasing competence in the duties expected in clinical behavioral medicine.
  • GRS PS 974: Clinical Practicum
    Graduate Prerequisites: PS Clinical PhD students only.
    Students participate in psychological programs of approved practicum centers, reporting and evaluating their experiences in seminar conferences. Work is directed toward increasing competence in the duties expected in clinical behavioral medicine.
  • GRS PS 978: Laboratory and Research Practicum
    Open to advanced doctoral candidates in psychology. A review of contemporary research in selected areas. Issues of experimental design, execution, and data analysis are examined in the context of pursuing dissertation research.
  • GRS PS 979: Clinical Internship
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: dissertation proposal defended; completion of all course requirements; approval of clinical faculty.
    For clinical doctoral students only. Students complete a one-year clinical internship as part of the requirements for the Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology.
  • GRS PS 980: Clinical Internship
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: dissertation proposal defended; completion of all course requirements; approval of clinical faculty.
    For clinical doctoral students only. Students complete a one-year clinical internship as part of the requirements for the Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology.
  • GRS PS 993: Clinical Supervision of Psychotherapy
    Graduate Prerequisites: fourth- or fifth-year graduate student in Clinical Psychology and completion of both 8-hr and 16-hr year-long practica, or consent of instructor.
    For senior graduate level students. Training in the research, theory, and practice of supervision. Students present case material and, under the supervision of a licensed clinician, supervise a novice clinician.
  • GRS PS 994: Clinical Supervision of Psychotherapy - Practicum
    Graduate Prerequisites: GRS PS 993; and 4th/5th-year graduate standing in Clinical Psychology, completionof both 8-hr. and 16-hr. year-long practica, and consent of instructor.
    Provides clinical training in supervision of psychotherapy skills. Students present actual case material, and, under the supervision of a licensed clinician, supervise a novice clinician.
  • GRS PY 713: Quantum Field Theory I
    Graduate Prerequisites: CAS PY 511 and CAS PY 512.
    Provides an introduction to the techniques of quantum field theory with applications to high-energy and condensed-matter physics. Topics include field equations and quantization of many-body systems; Green function and linear response theory; S-matrix and scattering theory; path integration; perturbation expansions and the Feynman rules; renormalization and effective field theories; epsilon expansion and critical exponents.
  • GRS PY 714: Quantum Field Theory II
    Graduate Prerequisites: GRS PY 713 and GRS PY 751; or equivalent.
    A continuation of GRS PY 713 for particle physicists. Topics include relativistic fields; LSZ formalism; the Lorentz group; quantum electrodynamics; non-Abelian gauge symmetry; spontaneous symmetry breaking; Goldstone's theorem; the Higgs mechanism; the Glashow-Weinberg-Salam model.
  • GRS PY 731: Theory of Relativity
    Graduate Prerequisites: CAS PY 521 ; CAS PY 522 ; CAS PY 531; or consent of instructor.
    An introduction to general relativity: the principle of equivalence; Riemannian geometry; Einstein's field equation; the Schwarzschild solution; the Newtonian limit; experimental tests; black holes; cosmology.
  • GRS PY 741: Solid-State Physics I
    Graduate Prerequisites: CAS PY 511 ; CAS PY 512 ; CAS PY 541 ; CAS PY 543; or equivalent.
    One electron band structure: Formalism: Hartree-Fock, density functional frameworks. Methods: Green function, pseudopotentials and tight binding. Linear response. Optical properties. Elastic properties. Phonons: lattice dynamics and phenomenological methods. Electronic instabilities and transitions. Topological aspects of band structure and topological phases.