Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology

The practice of counseling is built upon the foundation of psychology. The counseling psychology degree include 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.

Careers in Counseling Psychology

Child protection services, Community action specialist, Disability support coordinator, Human resources assistant, Case manager, Mental health program director, Family support liaison, Veteran’s services coordinator, Human services ministry, Counseling services assistant, Mental health records specialist, Behavioral interventionist, Residential care specialist, Human services worker, Program director, Volunteer coordinator, Residential care specialist, Human services ministries, Guidance specialist

Degree plan

Core Curriculum –  68 hours

Christian Literacy  – 20 hours

Lower Level Courses
  • Life of Christ (BI 1211) – 2 hours
  • Book of Acts (BI 1214) – 2 hours
  • Pentateuch (BI 2202) – 2 hours
  • Conquest Divided Kingdom (BI 2203) – 2 hours
Upper Level Courses
  • Marriage and Family (BI 3311) – 3 hours
  • Christian Cultural Heritage (BI 4311) – 3 hours
  • Upper Division Bible Electives – 6 hours

Cultural Heritage Literacy – 12 hours

  • Western Cultural Heritage (HU 1310, 1320, & 2310) – 9 hours
  • American Cultural Heritage (HY 2320) – 3 hours

Mathematical and Scientific Literacy    – 11 hours

  • Mathematics (MH 1338 or higher) – 3 hours
  • Perspectives of Biology (BIO 1300) – 3 hours
  • Perspectives of Biology Lab (BIO 1100) – 1 hour
  • Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology (BIO 2193) – 3 hours
  • Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology Lab (BIO 2193) – 1 hour

Information and Communication Literacy   – 15 hours

  • English Composition I & II (EH 1301 & 1302) – 6 hours
  • English/American Literature (EH 2301, 2303, 2304) – 3 hours
  • Communication: Speech Communication (EH 1303) – 3 hours
  • Technology Course – 3 hours

Personal and Social Literacy – 10 hours

  • Lifetime Fitness (PE 1300) – 3 hours
  • PE Activity (Two activity courses) – 2 hours
  • Freshman Experience (FE 1111) – 1 hour
  • Service Learning (FASL 1090)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PY 1310) – 3 hours

Professional Literacy  – 55 hours

Departmental Requirements – 6 hours

  • Introduction to Counseling (COU 2320) – 3 hours
  • Choose One (PS 2308, SY 2328, SY 3329, SY 3330, SY 331, SY 3390, or ANTH 2301 – 3 hours

Counseling Psychology Major Field Requirements – 43 hour

  • Lifespan Development (PY 3300) – 3 hours
  • Theories of Human Systems (COU 3315) – 3 hours
  • Behavioral Statistics (PY 3330) – 3 hours
  • Behavioral Statistics Lab (PY 3130) – 1 hour
  • Theories of Personality (PY 3340) – 1 hour
  • Research Methods (PY 3350) – 3 hours
  • Social Psychology (3360) – 3 hours
  • Advanced Counseling (COU 3324) – 3 hours
  • Professional Counseling (COU 3375) – 3 hours
  • Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (PY 4315) – 3 hours
  • Abnormal Psychology (PY 4310) – 3 hours
  • Psychological Assessment (PY 4320) – 3 hours
  • Professional Ethics in Psychology (PY 4345) – 3 hours
  • Internship (PY 4351) – 3 hours
  • Capstone Research Project (PY 4391) – 3 hours

Counseling Major Electives (Choose Two): – 6 hours

COU 2330, COU 3312, COU 3351, COU 3355, COU 2355, COU 3313, COU 3365, COU 3370, COU 3320

Total Hours for Graduation – 123 hours

Note: 48 semester hours of upper level courses are required for graduation; Students must complete the Department Exit Exam prior to graduation