Are you interested in learning how the human psyche works? Do you have a passion for helping others? If so, a major in counseling psychology
may be right for you!
is one of the most popular fields in psychology
. The field is focused on helping people with various psychological problems. These problems may include everyday stresses, such as academic trouble or career difficulties, or more severe disorders, such as depression and anxiety. The career paths of counseling psychologists may include psychotherapy, teaching and research.
At Delaware Valley College, students may choose to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in counseling psychology or minor in psychology. Our curriculum provides foundational knowledge and skills, while also offering flexibility in your training. You choose the advanced psychology electives that best fit your interests! Additionally, you will gain practical experience through the campus employment program.
The counseling psychology major at Delaware Valley College offers a unique opportunity for students interesting in understanding the human psyche and helping others.
Unlike general psychology programs offered at other schools, our specialized program will provide you with advanced training in counseling psychology so that you are better prepared to join the mental health profession.
COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Counseling Foundations (19 credits)
Counseling Concentration (18 credits)
- Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
- Multicultural Issues in Psychology (3 credits)
- History & Systems of Psychology (3 credits)
- Statistics for Research (3 credits)
- Methods of Psychological Research with Laboratory (4 credits)
- Senior Seminar (3 credits)
Advanced Counseling Psychology Electives (Students choose 6 classes; 18 credits)
- Life Span Development (3 credits)
- Personality Theories (3 credits)
- Introduction to Counseling Theories (3 credits)
- Introduction to Counseling Techniques (3 credits)
- Measurement and Assessment in Psychology (3 credits)
- Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
- Educational Psychology (3 credits)
- Child Development (3 credits)
- Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)
- Substance Use and Abuse (3 credits)
- Social Psychology and Human Interaction (3 credits)
- Developmental Disabilities (3 credits)
- Marriage and Family Counseling (3 credits)
- Introduction to Behavior Modification (3 credits)
- Childhood Psychopathology (3 credits)
General Electives (18 Credits)
DelVal Core Curriculum (52 Credits)