Bachelor of Arts in Counseling Psychology

This major is particularly valuable for students considering careers in government social services agencies, private human services agencies, or mental health organizations, as well as graduate programs in social work or psychology. Courses in this major address normal human development, mental illness, and principles of counseling diverse populations.

Delivery Method

Face-to-face with online support

Admission Requirements

  • At least 12 semester hours from an accredited college or university;

  • At least 2.0 gpa (on a 4.0 scale);

  • Free online application;

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended.

 

Prospective students may scan/email unofficial transcripts for the initial evaluation.

Transfer Policy

School of Professional Studies will accept up to 90 semester hours.

 

  • Students must complete 50% of the major with North Park.

  • A minimum grade of "C" or better is required to waive a course in the major. Courses are waived at the discretion of the major department faculty chair.

  • North Park's residency requirement is 32 semester hours.

Special Characteristics

  • Accelerated and intensive class sessions meet once a week for seven weeks.

  • North Park University is distinctively Christian, city-centered, and intercultural.

  • Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) provides an opportunity to earn college credit for experiences that take place outside the classroom. Language fluency, work certifications, volunteer training, and a variety of other learning experiences can be used as the basis for a written project articulating what was learned.

  • Practicum:  hands-on learning opportunity.

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