Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: Mental Health Counseling Concentration

The Mental Health Counseling Concentration is designed for the students who wishes to pursue a career in the area of mental health counseling/clinical psychology. The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Mental Health Counseling Concentration prepares students for graduate study in Mental Health Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, or Clinical Psychology. Bachelor’s level graduates can assume positions such as: case workers, psychiatric aides/attendants psychiatric technicians, psychosocial rehabilitation specialists (PSR), or residential counselors.


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Learning Outcomes

  • Student learning outcomes are based on the American Psychological Association guidelines for undergraduate psychology programs.
  • Students demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.
  • Students demonstrate knowledge, comprehension and application of scientific reasoning and problem solving skills, including effective research methods and interpretation of research data.
  • Students demonstrate ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in an increasingly diverse world.
  • Students demonstrate competence in written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including communications with different types of audiences and for differing purposes. Students will develop a repertoire of interpersonal skills and approaches that will enable them to be successful in an interconnected, global society.
  • Students demonstrate professional skills and behavior that will ready them for post-baccalaureate employment, graduate, or professional school. These include appropriate work habits, career preparation skills, project management skills, self-efficacy and self-regulation, enhanced teamwork capacity, and effective self-reflection.

 

 

Mental Health Counseling Concentration


Freshman Courses

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Introduction to Psychology PSYC1001 3
Statistics MATH2200 3
Psychology of Adjustment PSYC2001 3
Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm CORE1001 3
Open Elective

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Social Psychology PSYC2105 3
The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems CORE-ENGL 3
Developmental Child Psychology OR PSYC1002 3
Human Growth and Development PSYC1107 3
Introduction to Sociology SOCI1001 3
Open Elective 3

Credits Total: 30

Sophomore Courses

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Writing about Literature ENGL1003 3
Psychology of Personality PSYC2002 3
Science with Lab Elective (BIOL2503 is recommended) 4
Basic Concepts and Principles in Applied Behavior Analysis PSYC2705 3
Open Elective 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Writing for Psychology PSYC2014 3
Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset CORE3100 3
General Education Elective (Note: ENGL2003 Public Speaking is highly recommended) 3
Psychopharmacology for Counselors PSYC2303 3
Science with Lab Elective (BIOL2504 is recommended) 4

Credits Total: 32

Junior Courses

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Psychology Internship I and Seminar OR PSYC3902 3
Psychology Internship II and Seminar PSYC3903
Group Counseling PSYC3305 3
Abnormal Psychology PSYC3400 3
Experimental Psychology PSYC2107 3
Open Elective 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Social Problems SOCI2400 3
Humanities or Fine Arts Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Health Elective 3
Open Elective 3

Credits Total: 30

Senior Courses

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Research Methods with Lab PSYC4005 4
Psychology Elective 3
Brain and Behavior PSYC2603 3
Open Elective 3
Humanities or Fine Arts Elective 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Senior Seminar PSYC4600 3
Counseling Theory and Practice PSYC4306 3
Open Elective 3
Open Elective 3

Credits Total: 28