The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree provides students with broad exposure to various sub-fields within the discipline and allows for a concentration in Mental Health Counseling, Applied Behavior Analysis, Addictions Counseling, or Pre-Med/Health Sciences.
An accelerated B.A. to M.A. program affords Becker College undergraduate students an opportunity to gain conditional acceptance into the Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling program as early as the summer before their senior year. Upon graduation, including a successful completion of all B.A. to M.A. requirements, this accelerated student will be awarded unconditional acceptance into the Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling program, and will require 1.5 years to complete the Master of Arts degree curriculum. Refer to the Graduate program section.
Bachelor of Art in Psychology
The Becker College psychology concentrations are designed to prepare students for a wide range of professions in schools, agencies, institutions, and businesses, as well as for graduate study. The Becker College programs are focused on helping students develop the necessary critical thinking skills that can be applied to key psychological principles in diverse work and life settings.
Graduates of the Becker College psychology program or education programs will have a broad-based education in the liberal arts, with a specialized study of child behavior, mental illness, addictions, or behavior disorders. Our accomplished faculty are dedicated to providing a solid foundation of academic theory and the most contemporary professional practice.
Bachelor of Art in Psychology, Concentration in Applied Behavioral Analysis (non-licensure)
The Bachelor of Art in Psychology, Concentration in Applied Behavioral Analysis degree is designed to prepare students for a career as a Behavior Therapist/ABA Counselor. Behavior analysts help people learn new behaviors, increase or reduce existing behavior, and teach individuals when to use specific behavior in specific instances. Behavior therapists provide services to individuals, families, group homes, schools, mental health agencies, hospitals, and other agencies working with individuals requiring adaptive living strategies. Most commonly, individuals with the BCABA credential provide services to individuals with special needs, such as children with autism.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Addictions Counseling Concentration
Addictions counseling is one of the fastest areas of growth in the field of Human Services and one of the few areas in which an individual with a Bachelor of Arts degree can obtain professional licensure. This Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Addictions Counseling Concentration satisfies the requirements to sit for a CADAC license examination upon graduation. Students will be prepared for graduate study in the area of counseling/clinical psychology. Students will be prepared for employment as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Addictions Counselor. This program meets the MBSACC (Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification) educational requirements for the CADAC Level certification. Work experience is still needed.
The School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers a rolling admission process; applications are accepted throughout the year.
- Completed signed application
- Prior college credit(s) earned; copy of official college transcript(s) required
- No previous college experience; proof of high school diploma or GED required
- Assessment Testing may be required