Students earning a graduate degree in the Psychology Department should acquire and be able to demonstrate multicultural competence in all of the following areas:
Consistent with the Departmentís goal of curricular flexibility, all graduate students will fulfill one of the following requirements:
In keeping with Institutional Review Board requirements, all graduate students will include a section in their thesis/dissertation proposals that articulates how the issue of multiculturalism has been considered with respect to the choice of topic, methodological approach, participants, measures, procedures, and the interpretation of the research. This is not intended to limit the studentís choice of topic, participants, or method, but to assure that the student expresses the ways in which various choices are made and the implications of those choices for the subsequent interpretation of results.
In order to allow students to demonstrate multicultural competence, all graduate students will complete one of the following activities:
All students must complete and submit the "URI Psychology Department Verification of Multicultural Competence" form to their major professor, program director, and the department chair prior to graduation.