Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology Degree in Alabama

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The study of psychology is an excellent foundation for living and working with other people, and practitioners of counseling psychology help change lives for the better. Graduates of Faulkner University with a counseling psychology degree find roles in human resources, hospitality, ministry, sales, marketing, and advocacy, among others. They work in human services, insurance, finance, and government. Many of our students pursue advanced degrees, as they develop careers in counseling psychology. Find out about Faulkner University and studying psychology within our Christian liberal arts curriculum in Alabama.

Counseling Psychology Degree Campus Locations

Faulkner University offers the Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology degree on all four of our campuses in Alabama:

  • Montgomery
  • Birmingham
  • Huntsville
  • Mobile

Students also have the option to pursue an online counseling psychology degree, which allows greater flexibility for scheduling around work, family, and other obligations.

Counseling Psychology Degree Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science degree in Counseling Psychology requires a total of 121 course hours. Students can specialize according to their interests with a choice of electives, which are summarized in our undergraduate catalog. A counseling psychology bachelor’s degree can be the first step toward an advanced degree, such as a master’s degree in social work, or a valuable entry point for a career in business or health services.

Core Curriculum (50 hours)

  • Christian Literacy: 18 hours
    • Biblical Worldview I: 3 hours
    • Biblical Worldview II: 3 hours
    • Understanding the Biblical Literature: 3 hours
    • Christian Ethics: 3 hours
    • Marriage & Family: 3 hours
    • Christian Cultural Heritage: 3 hours
  • Cultural Heritage Literacy: 9 hours
    • Western Tradition I or Great Books III: 3 hours
    • Western Tradition II or Great Books IV: 3 hours
    • American Cultural Heritage: 3 hours
  • Mathematical and Scientific Literacy: 7 hours
    • Finite Mathematics or higher match: 3 hours
    • BIO 1300 or higher with accompanying lab: 4 hours
  • Information and Communication Literacy: 9 hours
    • English Composition I or Great Books I: 3 hours
    • English Composition II or Great Books II: 3 hours
    • Literature Requirement: Choose one of the following:
      • EH2301, EH2303, EH 2304, GB 3301: 3 hours
    • Personal and Social Literacy: 7 hours
      • Lifetime Fitness: 3 hours
      • Faulkner Foundations: 1 hour
      • Introduction to Psychology: 3 hours
    • Professional Literacy: 53 hours
    • Departmental Major Field Requirements: 29 hours
      • Introduction to Counseling: 3 hours
      • Seminar-Foundations in Psychology: 1 hour
      • Seminar-Special Topics in Psychology: 1 hour
      • Seminar-Readings in Psychology: 1 hour
      • Seminar-Senior Seminar in Psychology: 1 hour
      • Developmental Psychology: 3 hours
      • Behavioral Statistics: 3 hours
      • Research Methods Lab: 1 hour
      • Research Methods: 3 hours
      • Social Psychology: 3 hours
      • Psychology of Religion & Spirituality: 3 hours
      • Internship: 3 hours
      • Capstone Research Project: 3 hours
    • Counseling Psychology Degree Requirements: 12 hours
      • Professional Counselling Theories: 3 hours
      • Counseling Skills: 3 hours
      • Theories of Personality: 3 hours
      • Abnormal Psychology: 3 hours
    • Counseling Psychology Degree Electives: 12 hours
    • Human Systems Elective (at least ONE course): 3 hours
      • Group Dynamics: 3 hours
      • Theories of Human System Dynamics: 3 hours
      • Industrial-Organizational Psychology: 3 hours
    • Other Counseling Psychology Elective Options: 9 hours
      • Parent-Child Relationships: 3 hours
      • Drugs and Society: 3 hours
      • Marital & Family Theory: 3 hours
      • Human Sexuality: 3 hours
      • Life Roles and Career Development: 3 hours
      • Coping with Loss and Grief: 3 hours
      • Substance Abuse: 3 hours
      • Conflict Management: 3 hours
      • Behavior Modification Theories: 3 hours
      • Psychological Assessment: 3 hours
    • Electives: 18 hours
      • Free Electives (any advisor-approved courses or transfers)

Explore Counseling Psychology at Faulkner University

Through Faulkner University’s counseling psychology degree program, students learn general principles of psychology. They also can explore its subspecialties – the variety of fields within this important discipline. The curriculum includes an internship, as well as a senior capstone project. These in-depth experiences help students focus on the aspects of psychology that interest them the most, realize where their talents lie and help them make decisions about pathways to future careers.

Job Opportunities With a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling Psychology

Graduates of Faulkner University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Counseling Psychology have earned an excellent foundation for thriving in their future endeavors. With a better understanding of the human mind and interactions, they adapt well to many work environments. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, psychology majors who hold bachelor’s degrees work as human resources specialists, teachers, and service managers. In addition, they are well aligned to pursue further certifications and careers, such as registered nurses, social workers, physicians, guidance counselors, and lawyers.

Apply to Our Counseling Psychology Degree Program

Act on your interest in understanding and helping other people. Earn a counseling psychology degree in the bachelor’s program at our Christian university in Alabama, with campuses in Montgomery, Birmingham, Mobile, and Huntsville. At Faulkner University, you will find a supportive learning environment, excellent faculty, and flexibility. Apply now or request more information today.