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BA in Psychology: Clinical Counseling

Colorado Christian University's Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an Emphasis on Clinical Counseling program to designed to give students the skills they need to work in the mental health counseling field or continue studying at the graduate level. Discover more about the program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an Emphasis on Clinical Counseling

School Offering Program:

Colorado Christian University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students who are interested in the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an Emphasis in Clinical Counseling should have a Christian-based spirituality and a desire to work in the mental health field. Every applicant to CCU should have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

CCU's intention in creating the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program was to offer students a Christ-centered basis in the discipline of understanding human nature. Coursework in this program includes subjects like forensic psychology, cognitive neuroscience, family dynamics, and human sexuality. Students might also touch on abnormal psychology, addiction, and trauma. A 135-hour internship is part of the hands-on learning aspect of the degree. The Clinical Counseling Emphasis adds several specialized topics including human development, empathy training, and counseling methods. Upon completion of this emphasis, graduates will have 12 credits that they may apply to CCU's Master of Arts in Counseling program.

Learning Format:

On campus

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Colorado Christian University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an Emphasis on Clinical Counseling:

CCU's Bachelor of Arts Psychology program with an Emphasis on Clinical Counseling requires completion of 120 credit hours. These include 48 credit hours of General Education courses, 30 credits of Psychology Major courses, 12 credits of Clinical Counseling courses, and 30 credit hours General Electives. Contact Colorado Christian University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements (48 credits)

  • Choose one course from the following:
    • Introduction to the Arts
    • Musical Perspectives
    • Theatre Appreciation
    • Literature
  • Choose one course from the following:
    • Introduction to Literature
    • American Literature I
    • American Literature II
    • British Literature I
    • British Literature II
    • Philosophy
    • Philosophical Inquiry
    • Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)
  • Choose one course from the following:
    • Old Testament BIB
    • Old Testament HIS
  • Choose one course from the following:
    • New Testament BIB
    • New Testament HIS
  • Worldviews: Philosophical and Religious Perspectives
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Public Speaking
  • Choose one course from the following:
    • English Composition
    • Advanced English Composition
  • First-Year Integration
  • Statistics and their Application
  • Integrated Physical Science with Lab
  • Economics
  • Western Civilization
  • American History
  • Introduction to American Politics

Major Requirements (30 credits)

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Choose one course from the following:
    • Social Psychology OR
    • Life-Span Psychology
  • Transformational Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Human Sexuality and Personhood
  • Family Dynamics
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Clinical Counseling Methods
  • Seminar in Psychology

Clinical Counseling Emphasis Courses (12 credits)

  • Spiritual Formation for Counseling
  • Empathy Training
  • Counseling Services and Methods
  • Neuroscience and Clinical Counseling
  • Human Growth and Development

General Electives (30 credits)

  • Students complete 30 credits of elective courses.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

When students graduate from the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an Emphasis on Clinical Counseling program, they could have a solid foundation for pursuing studies at the graduate level. In fact, students could have 12 credit hours that could be applied to graduate degree at the school. Here are a few options:

  • Master of Arts in Counseling
  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Professional Counseling

Career Paths:

Graduates who choose not to continue their education after the BA in Psychology with an Emphasis on Clinical Counseling program may find employment in the mental health field, especially because they should be equipped with counseling and empathy skills. These are a few fields where graduates might find employment:

  • Case management
  • Social work
  • Mental health services
  • Alternative therapy

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