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B.A. in Psychology (Mental Health Counseling Concentration) to M.A. in Mental Health Counseling Track

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Concentration in Mental Health Counseling
B.A. in Psychology to M.A. in Mental Health Counseling Track

The B.A. to M.A. Program option affords qualified Becker College undergraduate students the opportunity to gain conditional acceptance into the M.A. in Mental Health Counseling program as early as their junior year. Upon successful completion of all B.A. to M.A. program requirements, qualified students will be awarded unconditional acceptance into the graduate program, and will require 1.5 years to complete the Master of Arts degree curriculum.

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
PSYC1001 Introduction to Psychology 3
MATH2200 Statistics 3
PSYC2001 Psychology of Adjustment 3
CORE1001 Managing Transitions 3
Open elective 3

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
PSYC2014 Writing for Psychology 3
CORE-ENGL The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems 3
PSYC1002 Developmental Child Psychology OR 3
PSYC1107 Human Growth and Development
SOCI1001 Introduction to Sociology 3
Open elective 3

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ENGL1003 Writing about Literature 3
PSYC2002 Psychology of Personality 3
BIOL2503 (recommended) Science with lab elective 4
PSYC2705 Basic Concepts and Principles in ABA 3
Open elective 3

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
PSYC2105 Social Psychology 3
PSYC2303 Psychopharmacology for Counselors 3
CORE3100 Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset 3
BIOL2504 (recommended) Science with lab elective 4
ENGL2003 (recommended) Open elective 3

Junior Year - Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
PSYC3902 Psychology Internship I and Seminar OR 3
PSYC3903 Psychology Internship II and Seminar
PSYC3305 Group Counseling 3
PSYC3400 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC2107 Experimental Psychology 3
Open elective 3

Junior Year - Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
SOCI2400 Social Problems 3
Humanities/Fine Arts elective 3
COUN5011 Principles and Methods of Assessment (Spring Block B) 3
Health elective 3

Summer - before Senior Year, Summer Block A (July-August)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5015 Social and Cultural Diversity Issues in Counseling - ONLINE 3

Senior Year - Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
PSYC4005 Research Methods with lab 4
COUN5003 Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice (Fall Block A) 3
PSYC2603 Brain and Behavior 3
COUN5006 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (Fall Block B) 3
Humanities/Fine Arts elective 3

Senior Year - Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
PSYC4600 Senior Seminar 3
PSYC4306 Counseling Theory and Practice 3
COUN5004 Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health (Spring Block A) 3
Open elective 3

Year 1 (M.A. Program Begins), Summer Block A

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5021 Research Methods and Program Evaluation in Mental Health (with 5
Field Placement) 3
COUN5012 Co-Occurring Disorders: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness 3

Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5007 Fundamentals of Therapeutic Interaction with Practicum 4
COUN5001 Human Growth and Development in Counseling 3

Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5010online) Counseling Practicum 3
COUN5005 DBT Skills Group, Behavioral Analysis and Exposure Treatments (Block A) 3
COUN5016 Group Approaches in Mental Health Counseling 5
COUN5034 Advanced Topics in Counseling Practice 3

Year 2 (M.A. Program) - Summer

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5035 Counseling Internship 5
COUN5050 OR Thesis in Mental Health Counseling I 1
COUN5051 Mental Health Counseling Project I
COUN5017 Career Counseling and Development 3

Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5045 Counseling Internship II 5
COUN5060 OR Thesis in Mental Health Counseling II 1
COUN5061 Mental Health Counseling Project II
COUN5033 Mental Health Consultation and Models of Supervision (Block B) 3

Credits Total: 170

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