May 30, 2024  
Crown College 2023-2024 Catalog 
Crown College 2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology/Counseling Major (B.S.)

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This degree is offered through the School of Online Studies. The Psychology degree with a Counseling Concentration has been designed with an emphasis on counseling and psychology content. The curriculum focuses on issues of development, diversity, and human behavior and is designed for students desiring entry-level positions or preparation for graduate studies.

Required Courses for the Psychology/Counseling B.S. Degree

II. General Education Core - 30 Credits

IV. Electives - 41 Credits*

A minimum of 36 credits must be at the upper (3000-4000) level for a bachelor degree.

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Total - 125 Credits

1 Counts towards 3 credits of Social Science credits. Students who have successfully completed 60 credits with a GPA of at least a 2.0 may replace SOC 1510  with a Communication, Humanities, Math, Science or Social Science elective.

2 Click HERE to view options for Humanities and Social Science Electives.

Option: Accelerated Degree Program

Qualified students in the B.S. in Psychology/Counseling program may apply for an accelerated degree program to earn their M.A. in Counseling  degree in an additional two years instead of the typical three years. Click here for more detailed information regarding the acceptance process for this option.

Course Requirements for MA/Counseling

Students who are accepted into the accelerated M.A. in Counseling  program will substitute the following graduate level courses into the undergraduate degree to fulfill the B.S. Psychology/Counseling requirements.

Undergraduate Course Graduate Course                                                                   
PSY 331 - Personality Theories   COU 5014 - Theories of Personality  
PSY 3060 - Diversity Issues in Counseling   COU 6010 - Multicultural Counseling  
PSY 3538 - Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy   COU 5010 - Theories and Practices of Counseling  
PSY 3542 - Methods of Counseling   COU 5212 - Counseling Skills, Methods and Techniques in Helping Relationships  (includes a 4 day on campus residency requirement during the summer term)
PSY 442 - Marriage and Family Counseling   COU 6212 - Marriage and Family Therapy  
PSY 4533 - Group Dynamics   COU 6012 - Group Process and Treatment  
PSY 4546 - Crisis Intervention   COU 6220 - Trauma-Informed Counseling and Crisis Intervention  
Elective COU 5012 - Orientation to Counseling & Integration of Christian Worldview  


Click for more information about the M.A. in Counseling  program.

Click here to determine if the Counseling M.A. degree meets the requirements for licensure in your state.

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