(School of Arts & Sciences)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
The Counseling Psychology program prepares students for careers as –case/program workers and managers and aids who assist counselors in resolving clients’ personal, family, educational, mental health or work related issues. Graduates of this program may pursue employment in the public or private sectors working in educational settings, private agencies, hospitals, rehabilitation centers or in non-profit organizations.
Courses have been selected to provide students with a broad foundation of knowledge concerning human thoughts, emotions and behaviors. The program features a significant number of psychology courses which address both the biological and psychological motivations for certain behaviors. Sociology courses also play a major role by exploring the impact that a person’s social environment (i.e., family, culture, religion, etc.) has had on his/her development. Knowledge gained in these disciplines is then examined from the counseling psychology perspective to determine viable modes of intervention and treatment, if such actions are warranted.
Consistent with the Johnson & Wales University experiential education philosophy, Counseling Psychology students also gain practical experience while enrolled in this program. For example, courses like Principles of Group Counseling and Counseling Theories and Techniques provide students with classroom exercises in which they learn about, role play and model various counseling practices. Graduates of this program will be expected to employ critical thinking skills and ethical principles essential to interacting with and successfully treating clients in the professional environment.
To remain in the Counseling Psychology program, students must maintain a 2.75 GPA in their major courses (which is the minimum requirement for internship and capstone) or have permission of the program director.
In addition, students are expected to use the American Counseling Association (ASA) Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice as a guide for ethical behavior throughout the program.
PLEASE NOTE: A Master of Science degree is usually required for licensed positions as professional mental health counselors, marriage and family counselors and social workers. At completion of the bachelor’s degree program in Counseling Psychology, students may also choose to pursue a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology. The Bachelor of Science degree program prepares students for entry level case/program workers and managers and aid positions who assist licensed counselors.
- Preference will be given to applicants who have maintained a B average or higher in a college prep curriculum throughout high school.
- Submission of SAT or ACT scores is strongly recommended.
- Students who wish to transfer into the Counseling Psychology program may do so if they have met the following criteria: a B average or better in all psychology courses and a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
Addictions Counseling (for Counseling Psychology Majors)
|CSLG2110||Introduction to Family Treatment for Addictions Counselors||4.5|
|CSLG3040||Counseling Techniques for Addictions and Other Behavioral Disorders||4.5|
Career and School Counseling (for Counseling Psychology Majors)
|CSLG2100||Introduction to Career and School Counseling||4.5|
Mental Health Counseling (for Counseling Psychology Majors)
|CSLG2090||Foundations of Mental Health Counseling||4.5|
|PSYC3040||Introduction to Neuropsychology and Psychopharmacology||4.5|
A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree
|CSLG2010||Introduction to the Helping Professions||4.5|
|CSLG2030||Counseling Theories and Techniques||4.5|
|CSLG2050||Introduction to Crisis Intervention||4.5|
|CSLG2070||Introduction to Case Management||4.5|
|CSLG3010||Principles of Group Counseling||4.5|
|CSLG3099||Internship in Counseling Psychology I||1|
|CSLG4099||Internship in Counseling Psychology II||13.5|
|PSYC2040||Psychological Issues of Addiction and Compulsive Behavior||4.5|
|RSCH2050||Research Methods in Applied Settings||4.5|
|RSCH4050||Research Seminar in Counseling Psychology||4.5|
|Counseling Psychology Concentration||Select one concentration from the offerings listed above||13.5|
|Choose three of the following: *||13.5|
|Foundations of Mental Health Counseling|
|Introduction to Career and School Counseling|
|Introduction to Family Treatment for Addictions Counselors|
|Cultural Tapestry: Perspectives in Diversity|
|Sociology of Aging|
|Related Professional Studies|
|Choose five of the following:||22.5|
|Report and Proposal Writing|
|The Legal Environment of Business I|
|Community Leadership: An Applied Sociology|
|Social Issues in Contemporary America|
|ENG1021||Advanced Composition and Communication||4.5|
|PHIL3040||Ethics of Business Leadership||4.5|
|SCI2031||Anatomy and Physiology||4.5|
|History||One HIST-designated course (except HIST4030)||4.5|
|Math||One math course 1000 level or higher based on student's placement assessment||4.5|
|Electives||Three courses with an EASC attribute selected from offerings within the School of Arts & Sciences which may be used to form an arts & sciences concentration||13.5|
|One course selected from 1000-4999 offerings within the university||4.5|
Students cannot count the same courses for credit here and toward their major concentration.
NOTES: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).
Study Abroad programs may satisfy a variety of History, Sociology, English and other elective requirements. Visit Study Abroad for details.
Students who graduate with a bachelor of science degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication.