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Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology

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Online bachelor degree programs from Faulkner University let students earn a degree from home on their own time. An online Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology is perfect for those who want a rewarding career helping others in a variety of industries.

Why Choose a Career in Counseling Psychology?

A career in counseling psychology is a path to help people manage and overcome their problems to live a fuller, happier life. Pursuing a career in counseling psychology allows students to explore their interest in the human mind and the science of psychology while learning the value of counseling. The practice of counseling is built upon the foundation of psychology. The counseling psychology degree includes a valuable set of core psychology courses and a set of counseling courses that help prepare students for careers in counseling, psychology, human services, and some areas of ministry. This degree is also a good choice for students who plan to pursue a graduate degree in counseling or marriage and family therapy. Most students share a passion that resonates with our Christian heritage, which is a genuine desire to ease the burdens of others. Counselors might choose to handle a broad range of mental disorders or focus on specific areas like addiction or family counseling. An online Bachelor of Science from Faulkner University is the first step towards this professionally and spiritually rewarding career.

What Can I Do With a Career in Counseling Psychology?

Professionals may work in a variety of settings across multiple industries and locations. Counseling services are a prominent feature of the education, social work, and healthcare systems. Professionals can work in schools with a broad age range of children offering services such as career advice or grief counseling. Others are employed through government agencies that care for juveniles, the formerly incarcerated, or at-risk individuals. Counseling services are also offered in hospitals or through healthcare networks to help people with disorders like insomnia, anorexia, or depression. Some individuals work with clinics dealing with professional athletes, CEOs, and prominent politicians. Professionals can also work with couples, families, or work groups. The range of possibilities is as broad as the human condition.

Learn how to help people as a counseling psychologist with Faulkner University’s online bachelor degree and get started on a lucrative and satisfying career. Apply today!


Degree Plan

Core Requirements 50 hours

Christian Literacy 18 hours

BI 1315 Biblical Worldview I (3 hours)

BI 1316 Biblical Worldview II (3 hours)

BI 2318 Understanding the Bible (3 hours)

BI 2319 Christian Ethics (3 hours)

BI 3311 Marriage and Family (3 hours)

BI 4311 Christian Cultural Heritage (3 hours)

Cultural Heritage Literacy 9 hours

HU 2315 Western Tradition I (3 hours)

HU 2355 Western Tradition II (3 hours)

HY 2320 American Cultural Heritage (3 hours)

Information and Communication Literacy 9 hours

EH 1301 English Composition I (3 hours)

EH 1302 English Composition II (3 hours)

EH 2301, 2303 or 2304 English/American Literature (3 hours)

Mathematical and Scientific Literacy 7 hours

MH 1338 Finite Math – or higher (3 hours)

BIO 1300 Perspectives of Biology – or higher/approved (3 hours)

BIO 1100 Perspectives of Bio. Lab – or approved matching lab (1 hour)

Personal and Social Literacy 7 hours

PE 1300 Lifetime Fitness (3 hours)

FAF1111 or 2111 Faulkner Foundations (3 hours)

PY 1310 Introduction to Psychology (3 hours)

Major Requirements 71 hours

Psychology Major Field 29 hours

PY 1100 Seminar: Foundations in Psychology (1 hour)

PY 2100 Seminar: Special Topics in Psychology (1 hour)

PY 3100 Seminar: Readings in Psychology (1 hour)

PY 4100 Seminar: Senior Seminar in Psychology (1 hour)

COU 2320 Introduction to Counseling (3 hour)

PY 2301 Developmental Psychology (3 hours)

PY 3330 Behavioral Statistics (3 hours)

PY 3150 Research Methods Lab (1 hour)

PY 3350 Research Methods (3 hours)

PY 3360 Social Psychology (3 hours)

PY 4315 Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (3 hours)

PY 4351 Internship (3 hours)

PY 4391 Capstone Research Project (3 hours)

Degree Requirements 12 hours

COU 3324 Counseling Skills (3 hours)

COU 3375 Professional Counseling Theories (3 hours)

PY 4310 Abnormal Psychology (3 hours)

PY 3340 Theories of Personality (3 hours)

Electives 12 hours (4 courses)

Choose ONE Department Elective From This List: 

PY 4307 Industrial Organizational Psychology (3 hours)

PY 3315 Theories of Human System Dynamics (3 hours)

COU 3370 Group Dynamics (3 hours)

Choose THREE Department Electives From This List: 

COU 2330 Parent-Child Relationships (3 hours)

COU 2355 Drugs & Society (3 hours)

COU 3312 Marital & Family Theory (3 hours)

COU 3313 Human Sexuality (3 hours)

COU 3351 Coping with Loss and Grief (3 hours)

COU 3355 Substance Abuse (3 hours)

COU 3365 Conflict Management (3 hours)

COU 3320 Life-roles and Career Development (3 hours)

PY 4320 Psychological Assessment (3 hours)

PY 3385 Behavior Modification Theories (3 hours)

Free Electives 18 hours


Core Curriculum Requirements 50 hours

Professional and Major Field 71 hours

Total Hours Required for Graduation 121 hours




Admission Requirements

  • Must be a high school graduate with a regular or advanced diploma or have a GED certificate
  • If out of high school for less than five years, ACT (minimum 18 composite) or SAT (minimum 970) scores are required. ACT or SAT scores are not required for anyone having graduated high school more than five years ago.
  • ACT or SAT scores are not required for transfer applicants with a minimum of 24 transferable hours from a regionally accredited college or university.

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Tuition and Fees

2019-2020 Financial Information

Adult – Montgomery Campus $325 per semester hour
Adult/AA – Birmingham Extension Center $310 per semester hour
Adult/AA – Huntsville Extension Center $305 per semester hour
Adult/AA – Mobile Extension Center $325 per semester hour
Military Qualified Students (60 hours or less) $250 per semester hour
Eagle I Initiative Fee $100 per semester ($50 if 11 hours or less)
Registration Fee $120 per semester ($60 if 11 hours or less)
Online Course Fee $60 per semester hour
Emergency Response Fee $10 per semester, if at least one course is on campus
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