This concentration provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate foundational counseling knowledge with a focus on marriage and family counseling/therapy. You will discover the knowledge needed to differentiate roles and practices in counseling and apply theory and skills to behavioral health topics for diverse populations. As part of your coursework, you’ll develop and demonstrate an understanding of systemic psychotherapeutic theories and assess individual, couple, and family cases through evidence-based practice. Students who successfully complete this concentration will be prepared to pursue a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy degree, other counseling- or psychology-related degrees, or entry-level careers in the field of psychology.
In this concentration, you’ll build the foundational skills to demonstrate counseling knowledge with a focus on mental health counseling. Your coursework will also include differentiating roles and practices in counseling, developing a personal philosophy of counseling, and demonstrating knowledge of foundational psychotherapeutic theories and evidence-based practice for culturally diverse populations. Students who successfully complete this concentration will be prepared to pursue a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree, other counseling- or psychology-related degrees, or entry-level careers in the field of psychology.
Prepare to demonstrate foundational counseling knowledge in schools and other educational institutions with the school counseling concentration. You’ll find ways to differentiate roles and practices in counseling and apply theory and skills to behavioral health topics for diverse populations. In addition, your coursework will help you practice assessing cases and design ethically sound interventions for culturally diverse populations of children and adolescents in school settings. Students who successfully complete this concentration will be prepared to pursue a Master of Science in School Counseling degree, other counseling- or psychology-related degrees, or entry-level careers in the field of psychology.
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Apply psychological theory and concepts to individual,
organizational, and social issues.
Integrate your knowledge of psychology with personal values and personal, collaborative, and professional behavior.
Solve problems in the field of psychology through critical and scientific analysis and innovative thinking.
Use scientific research methods and findings to address psychological phenomena.
Communicate effectively with diverse recipients in a manner consistent with expectations for psychology professionals.
Obtain graduate-level knowledge that you can use later towards an
accredited master’s in counseling.
Accelerate your learning with three master’s-level counseling courses, potentially saving you time and money at the master’s level.
Our faculty is made up of active professionals with top academic credentials and real-world experience, exposing you to the latest theories and practice.
Access your learning environment anytime, anywhere, with any device, and set your own schedule while meeting deadlines.
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and
it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).
Your price may be higher or lower depending on your
specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer
credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you
would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits
and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.
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Military service members and their spouses could be eligible for a
We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited
Our learning partner, Sophia Learning, offers self-paced, online
options for fulfilling bachelor’s requirements for only $329 per
Capella’s online bachelor’s in psychology pre-counseling program curriculum focuses on psychological concepts, theories, empirical findings, and current trends while also providing master’s-level counseling courses that can prepare you for graduate work in counseling.
|Course Number||Course Title|
|PSYC2320||Intro to Counseling & Psychotherapy|
|PSYC2900||Intro to Psychology of Personality|
|COUN5004||Survey Research in Human Development for Professional Counseling|
|COUN5336||Counseling and Advocacy with Diverse Populations|
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BS in Psychology students have a unique opportunity to develop creative and analytical skills through research.
An overview of the similarities, differences, and collaborative opportunities between counseling, clinical psychology, and social work.
A BS in Psychology can help prepare graduates for jobs in business, nonprofits, government, and more.
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online bachelor's in psychology pre-counseling degree.
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positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.