Counseling and Psychology Professions Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Counseling and Psychology Professions is designed for individuals with an undergraduate degree in a non-psychology field who want to pivot to a career path in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Substance Abuse Counseling, Social Work, Clinical Health Psychology, or Clinical Mental Health Counseling. This certificate program offers clear direction for those interested in a career transition. Among its offerings is a special course in professional development. This course explores the different types of Master-level programs and how they differ from each other, helping students to decide on areas of specialization, socializing them to the professions, and providing guidance regarding the application process.
The program does NOT ensure either eligibility to take licensure exams or licensure itself in the counseling profession. Rather, the program provides students with a guided path of pre-requisite courses that prepare them for a Master-level program in the counseling and helping professions.
Master-level programs in counseling psychology and related professions generally expect students to have a foundational understanding in psychology and psychopathology (psychological disorders) and an appreciation of the value of research in informing their selection of treatment tools.
|PSY 100||Introductory Psychology 1||3|
|PSY 122||Abnormal Psychology/Non-Majors||3|
|PSY 190||Intro Research Method Soc Sci||3|
|PSY 120||Lifespan Development||3|
|PSY 191||Applied Stats for Social Sci||3|
|PSY 132||Professional Development||3|
Students who have completed PSY 100 as part of their undergraduate education should substitute an elective of interest to help them further explore their areas of interest/specialization within counseling psychology [e.g., courses in Biological Basis of Behavior, Drugs, Brain, and Behavior, Health Psychology, Personality, or Psychology of Culture].
Substitutes for courses based on the requirements of professional schools require the approval of the program director.