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

Credits Total: 27

Sophomore Courses

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Writing about Literature ENGL1003 3
Psychology of Personality PSYC2002 3
Science with Lab Elective (BIOL2503 is recommended) 4
Open Elective 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Social Psychology PSYC2105 3
Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset CORE3100 3
Psychopharmacology for Counselors PSYC2303 3
Science with Lab Elective (BIOL2504 is recommended) 4
Open Elective (ENGL2003 recommended) 3

Credits Total: 29

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/Fine Arts Elective 3
Open Elective (Health Elective strongly recommended) 3
Open 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/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