The scope of consciousness studies and its methods is vast, involving the scientific study of behavior, experience, and intentionality. Approaching these in terms of theory, research, and applications, students will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Ethnoautobiography
  • Mind/technology interface
  • Anthropology
  • Transpersonal research methods
  • Empathy and relational psychology
  • Traditional healing in modern medicine
  • Understanding PTSD

After completing this certificate program, graduates will be able to critically identify, analyze, and compare theoretical models, research literature, and implications in the field from neuroscientific, philosophical, psychological, and cross-cultural perspectives. They may also combine contemporary and combined research methods—including neuroscientific, heuristic, introspective, neurophenomenological, and other methods—to examine questions in humanistic and transpersonal psychology or parapsychology.

More program information can be found in our academic catalog.