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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 APU Catalog

Counseling Psychology, B.A.


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The Counseling Psychology degree is focused on the theory and practical application of psychology in behavioral health, addictions treatment, and other related helping fields.  Students are engaged in understanding and in practicing how to effectively address unmet human services and counseling needs at the individual, family, organizational/work, or community level, as well as becoming prepared to attend a graduate psychology program.  

As a graduate, you will earn a Bachelor of Arts degree with demonstrated achievement in APU’s Essential Competencies:  Effective Communication; Critical Thinking; Cultural & Historical Perspective; Scientific Inquiry; and Ethical Engagement.

Foundational Studies (32-40 credits)


  • EC Written Communication** (WRIT 20100) (4)
  • EC Presentation & Media Literacy (from 10000-20000 level COMM) (3-4)
  • CT Critical Thinking (from 10000-20000 level CRIT) (3-4)
  • CT Computation** (MT 10100, BAM 10500, or higher placement) (3-4)
  • CH Intellectual Traditions (from 10000-20000 level PH/HI) (4)
  • CH Creative Endeavors (from 10000-20000 level HUM) (4)
  • CH Intercultural & Spiritual Understandings (from 10000-20000 level RS/CS) (3-4)
  • SI Biological/Physical Scientific Inquiry (from 10000-20000 level SC w/ lab or OS 21000) (4)
  • SI Social/Behavioral Scientific Inquiry (various) (3-4)
  • EE Social Responsibility (LS 10200) (2)
  • EE Personal Responsibility (from 10000-20000 OS/PE or BAM 20400, MAR 11000, MAR 24000, LS 20500) (1-2)

                  [†  Foundational Studies requirement satisfied by Major Studies]

                  [ **  Minimum grade of ‘C’ (defined as C+, C, C-) must be earned]

Major Studies (55-62 credits)


Minimum Graduation Credit Requirement: 128


Self-Determined Studies (varies)


  • Students are encouraged to expand upon one of the Counseling Psychology elective areas, take a minor, or undertake an Eco League exchange to distinguish their programs of study.

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