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B.A. in Psychology to M.A. in Mental Health Counseling Track

Bachelor of Arts in 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
PSYC1001 Intro to Psychology 3
Math elective (NOTE: Statistics is a pre-requisite to PSYC4005, which is required; students should plan accordingly). 3
PSYC2001 Psychology of Adjustment 3
CORE1001 Managing Transitions 3
Elective Open Elective 3

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
PSYC2105 Social Psychology 3
CORE-ENGL The New Normal 3
PSYC1002 or PSYC1007 Developmental Child Psychology or Human Growth and Development 3
SOCI100 Intro to Sociology 3
Elective 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
Elective Humanities or Fine Arts elective 3
Elective Open Elective 2

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
PSYC2014 Writing for Psychology 3
CORE3100 Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset 3
ENGL2003 (recommended) General education elective (NOTE: ENGL2003 Public Speaking is highly recommended) 3
Elective Health elective 3
Elective Open elective 3

Junior Year - Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
PSYC2603 Brain and Behavior 3
PSYC3902 or PSYC3903 Psychology Internship I and Seminar or Psychology Internship II and Seminar 3
PSYC3400 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC2107 Experimental Psychology 3
Elective Open elective 3

Junior Year - Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
Elective COUN-5011 Principles and Methods of Assessment (Spring Block B) 3
Elective Humanities or Fine Arts Elective 3
BIOL2504 (recommended) Science with lab elective (BIOL2504 is recommended) 4
Elective Open elective 3

Summer (between Junior and Senior Year)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN-5015 Social and Cultural Diversity Issues in Counseling - ONLINE 3

Senior Year - Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
PSYC4005 Research Methods with Lab 4
COUN-5003 (online) Psychology elective: COUN-5003 Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice (Fall Block A) 3
COUN-5006 COUN-5006 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (prerequisite: PSYC-3400: Abnormal Psychology) (Fall Block B) 3
Elective Open elective 3
Elective elective 3

Senior Year - Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
PSYC4600 Senior Seminar 3
COUN-5004 Psychology elective: COUN-5004 Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health (Spring Block A) 3
Elective Open elective 3
Elective Open elective 3

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

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN-5021 Research Methods and Program Evaluation in Mental Health (course continues through Block B) 5
COUN-5012 (online) Co-Occurring Disorders: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness 3

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

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5007 Fundamentals of Therapeutic Interaction with Practicum (Course continues through Block B) 4

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

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5001 (online) Human Growth and Development in Counseling 3

M.A. in Mental Health Counseling - Spring Block A (January-March)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5010 Counseling Practicum (Course continues through Block B) 3
COUN5005 DBT Skills Group, Behavioral Analysis and Exposure Treatments 3

M.A. in Mental Health Counseling - Spring Block B (March-April)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5016 Group Approaches in Mental Health Counseling 3
COUN5034 Advanced Topics in Counseling Practice 3

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

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5035 Counseling Internship I (Course continues through Block B) 5
COUN5050 or COUN5051 Thesis in Mental Health Counseling I or Mental Health Counseling Project I 1

M.A. in Mental Health Counseling - Summer Block B (July-August)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5017 Career Counseling and Development 3

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

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5045 Counseling Internship II (Course continues through Block B) 5
COUN5060 or COUN5061 Thesis in Mental Health Counseling II or Mental Health Counseling Project II 1

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: 164

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