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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

Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology

Degree Plan [Traditional and Online]

Core Curriculum……………………………………………………………50

Christian Literacy [18 hours]

BI 1315         Biblical Worldview I
BI 1316         Biblical Worldview II
BI 2318        Understanding the Bible
BI 2319         Christian Ethics
BI 3311          Marriage and Family
BI 4311           Christian Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage Literacy [9 hours]

HU 2315          Western Tradition I2
HU 2355          Western Tradition II2
HU 2320          American Cultural Heritage

 Mathematical and Scientific Literacy [7 hours]

Mathematics Requirement (3 hours):

MH 1338         Finite Mathematics or higher1

Science Requirement (4 hours):

BIO 1300 or Higher with accompanying lab

Information and Communication Literacy [9 hours]

EH 1301           English Composition I1, 2
EH 1302           English Composition II1, 2
EH 2301 or EH 2303 or EH 23042

Personal and Social Literacy [7 hours]

Personal (7 hours)

PE 1300            Lifetime Fitness
FAF1111          Faulkner Foundations

Social Science (3 hours)

PY 1310           Introduction to Psychology

Professional Literacy…………………………………………………… 53

 Departmental Major Field Requirements [29 hours]

COU2320         Introduction to Counseling
PY1100            Seminar: Foundations In Psychology
PY2100            Seminar: Special Topics In Psychology
PY3100            Seminar: Readings In Psychology
PY4100            Seminar: Senior Seminar In Psychology
PY2301            Developmental Psychology
PY3330            Behavioral Statistics
PY3150            Research Methods Lab
PY3350            Research Methods
PY3360            Social Psychology
PY4315            Psychology of Religion & Spirituality
PY4351            Internship
PY4391            Capstone Research Project

Counseling Psychology Degree Requirements [12 hours]

COU3324        Counseling Skills
COU3375        Professional Counseling Theories
PY3340            Theories of Personality
PY4310            Abnormal Psychology

Counseling Psychology Degree Electives [12 hours]

Human Systems Elective (at least ONE course) (3 hours):

COU3370        Group Dynamics
PY3315           Theories of Human System Dynamics
PY4307           Industrial Organizational Psychology

Other Counseling Psychology Elective Options (9 hours):

COU2330        Parent-Child Relationships
COU2355        Drugs and Society
COU3312        Marital & Family Theory
COU3313        Human Sexuality
COU3320        Life-roles and Career Development
COU3351        Coping with Loss and Grief
COU3355        Substance Abuse
COU3365        Conflict Management
PY3385           Behavior Modification Theories
PY4320           Psychological Assessment

Electives………………………………………………………………… 18

Free Electives (any advisor approved courses or transfers)

Total Hours……………………………………………………………………………1213,4

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1Students may be required to take remedial courses in Math and English based on ACT or placement test scores
2Some courses in the CORE may be substituted with courses offered in the Great Books program
3 A minimum of 42 hours of upper level courses required for graduation
4An exit exam is required for graduation