Ecopsychology Courses & Requirements
Ecopsychology integrates psychology with ecology in the study of human/nature relationships. At Naropa University, contemplative practice and transpersonal psychology provide a foundation for this integration. The result is a unique contemplative and transpersonal orientation to the field of ecopsychology.
The low-residency Master of Arts in Ecopsychology program is a two-year, 38-credit program that begins with a thirteen-day residential intensive in August. Students also come to Colorado for five days each January for on-campus intensives, as well as attend a second summer intensive in either June or July that includes a rites of passage wilderness camping trip.
Course work integrates theory, experiential learning, and contemplative practice in the study of ecopsychology, which includes transpersonal psychology and eco-resilience strategies. This is not a clinical licensure program. Students complete both service-learning and written projects, including a master’s project in the second year.
First year, fall
PSYE600 Initiatory Contemplative Ecopsychology Intensive (4)
PSYE630e Transpersonal Psychology (3)
PSYE640e Ecopsychology (3)
First year, spring
PSYE650 Winter Ecopsychology Intensive I (2)
PSYE680e Ecology: Concepts and Applications for Ecopsychology (3)
PSYE690e Ecopsychology Applied in Context (3)
First year, summer
PSYE700 Ecopsychology Training Intensive (2)
PSYE750 Psychology of Wilderness Experience Intensive (4)
Second year, fall
PSYE800e Transpersonal Service Learning (3)
PSYE850e Master’s Project I (3)
Second year, spring
PSYE780 Winter Ecopsychology Intensive II (2)
PSYE790e Topics in Ecopsychology (3)
PSYE890e Master’s Project II (3)