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

Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science, Concentration in Forensic Psychology
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. 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
Math elective Math elective 3
PSYC1001 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC2001 Psychology of Adjustment 3
CORE1001 Managing Transitions 3
JUST1100 Criminal Justice System & Process 3

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
SOCI1001 Introduction to Sociology 3
PSYC2105 Social Psychology 3
CORE-ENGL The New Normal 3
PSYC1107 or PSYC1002 Human Growth and Development or Developmental Child Psychology 3
PSYC2400 Forensic Psychology 3

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ENGL1003 Writing about Literature 3
PSYC2405 Correctional Psychology 3
PSYC2002 Psychology of Personality 3
EXSC3205 Drugs and Society 3
BIOL1001 or BIOL2503 Biology I or Anatomy & Physiology 4

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
Elective Humanities or Fine Arts elective 3
PSYC3400 Abnormal Psychology 3
CORE3100 Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset 3
JUST1300 Theories of Crime 3
FORE2001 Introduction to Forensics 4

Junior Year - Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
LGLS2102 Criminal Law 3
PSYC2603 Brain and Behavior 3
FORE3900 or elective Forensic Science Internship OR Elective 3
JUST2204 Victimology & Victim Services 3
PSYC4400 Criminal Minds 3

Junior Year - Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
SOCI2400 Social Problems 3
Elective Humanities or Fine Arts elective 3
FORE3900 or elective Forensic Science Internship OR Elective: COUN-5011 Principles and Methods of Assessment (Spring Block B) 3
Elective Science with lab elective 4

Summer (between Junior and Senior Year)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
PSYC or JUST elective COUN5015 Social and Cultural Diversity Issues in Counseling - ONLINE 3

Senior Year - Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
Elective Open Elective 3
Elective General Education Elective 3
PSYC or JUST elective COUN5003 Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice (Fall Block A) 3
PSYC or JUST elective COUN5006 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (prerequisite: PSYC-3400: Abnormal Psychology) (Fall Block B) 3
Elective Open Elective 3

Senior Year - Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
FORE4901 Forensic Science Capstone 3
SOCI3200 Deviance & Social Control 3
PSYC or JUST elective COUN5004 Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health (Spring Block A) 3
PSYC or JUST elective PSYC or JUST elective 3

YEAR 1 (M.A. in Mental Health Counseling) - Summer Block A (May-June)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5021 Research Methods and Program Evaluation in Mental Health (with field placement) 8
COUN5012 (online) Co-Occurring Disorders: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness 3

Year 1 Fall Semester

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

Year 1 Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5010 Counseling Practicum (Continued through Block B) 3
COUN5005 DBT Skills Group, Behavioral Analysis and Exposure Treatments (Block A) 3
COUN5016 Group Approaches in Mental Health 5
COUN5034 Advanced Topics in Counseling Practice 3

Year 2 (M.A. in Mental Health Counseling) - Summer Block A (May-June)

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

Year 2 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 3

M.A. in Mental Health Counseling - Fall Block B (October-December)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5033 Mental Health Consultation and Models of Supervision 3

Credits Total: 173

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