Learn to Counsel Others with Our Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology: Counseling
Have you always loved listening to others, helping them handle situations, address problems in their lives, and make positive decisions? Then you may be interested in becoming a professional counselor! This career field is an exciting one for people like you who want to help others. Our Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Counseling will equip you with the tools and training you need to be successful.
You want to help people, listen to them, and guide them through their problems. We get it, and we want to equip you to start a career doing so. Our counseling degree is going to prepare you to apply to a professional counseling graduate program. You’ll be able to work as a counselor in churches, nonprofit organizations, group homes, treatment centers, schools, or you may even start your own practice.
So don’t wait any longer! People are in desperate need of professionals who are excited to support them through their life’s journey.
Why Choose Liberty’s Psychology: Counseling Degree?
You need to be prepared and trained when you’re working in a field that has a direct impact on the lives of others. That’s why at Liberty we want you to have all the tools and resources you need for a successful college education, as it directly affects your future career.
One of the most valuable resources we offer to you as a student is our professors. These men and women are here to support and guide you both academically and spiritually. Plus, they are professionals in their field with psychology degrees and real-life counseling experience.
Another great resource to you is the opportunity for hands-on experience. Our counseling degree has a required internship, meaning you are guaranteed to get experience before graduating. Plus, you have the opportunity to attend psychology activities and network with peers and faculty by joining Club Psych.
What Will You Learn in Our Psychology: Counseling Degree?
We have carefully crafted the curriculum in this degree to ensure that you’ll have all the core courses and training needed to pursue a graduate program in professional counseling. If your goal is to move directly into the workforce after graduation, this degree can provide the credentials you need to become an asset to any organization or business in which you work.
Throughout this degree, you’re going to learn foundational knowledge in psychology, including social psychology, behavioral modification, personality, and multicultural counseling.
The specialization in counseling is going to give you additional insight with the following areas of study:
- Counseling processes and techniques
- Crisis intervention
- Group dynamics
- Marriage and family
- Theories in counseling and psychotherapy
View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information on what you’ll be studying!
PSYC 312 – Social Psychology
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- How the presence of other people affects an individual’s behavior
- How an individual forms opinions and attitudes about others
PSYC 341 – Psychology of Personality
This course highlights the major historical and contemporary theories of the origin and development of personality, emphasizing the role of the dynamics of personality.
PSYC 365 – Psychological Foundations of Learning
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- Models of behaviorism
- Social learning
- Cognitive development, memory, and motivation
- Attribution theories
PSYC 420 – Psychology and Christianity
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- The relationship between Christian theology and the science of psychology
- Philosophical foundations
- The major models of conceptualizing the relationship between the two disciplines
Highlights of Our Psychology – Counseling Degree
- Christ-centered courses that give you the cutting edge in research and counseling techniques
- Multiple areas of study to help you specialize in the career you want to pursue
- Faculty-student mentoring in research projects with the potential of presentation publication of your research as an undergraduate student
- Multiple psychology events and internship opportunities are available to give you training experience
- Academic trips available to Ecuador, New York, and Poland
- Our psychology club—Club Psych—allows you to interact with professors and peers in the field
Psychology – Counseling Degree Information
Career Opportunities for Psychology: Counseling Graduates
- Child Development Psychologist
- Church Counselor
- Counselor in a Group Home
- Counselor/Psychologist with a Private Practice
- Human Resources Counselor
- Middle or High School Guidance Counselor
- Residential Treatment Counselor/Psychologist
- Substance Abuse Counselor
- Treatment Center Counselor/Psychologist
Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:
- Admission application
- Official high school transcripts
- Official college transcripts (if applicable)
- SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 applicants)
- Admission essay
*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.