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Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology/ Mental Health Counseling, BA/MS


Psychologists study the complex world of human nature scientifically, through testing hypotheses about behavior, thoughts, and feelings. Our accelerated dual-degree program - Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling – offers qualified student majors the opportunity to apply the scientific knowledge they’ve learned to human relationships in the areas of general counseling, substance abuse counseling, and loss and grief counseling. By earning these two degrees, you will have the background and credentials needed to enter these fields and begin helping people right away.

With additional paid work experience in the field, you will be eligible for New York State certification in mental health counseling, including substance abuse counseling.

Upon completion of your junior year and 78 undergraduate credits, you may apply to our 176-credit program. To qualify for acceptance you must have an overall QPA of at least 3.0, a QPA of at least 3.3 in the Psychology major, one semester of psychology practicum, and two letters of recommendation from your psychology professors.

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PSYCHOLOGY/MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
Bachelor of Arts/Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling (PLV)

Both the B.A. and M.S. degrees are awarded at the completion of the M.S.
Credits
UNIVERSITY CORE
60
Must include PSY 110-111
MAJOR COURSES (42 credits)
42
Required Courses: (33 credits)
PSY 205 Statistics in Psychology (4)
PSY 308 History and Systems of Psychology (3)
PSY 311 Physiological Psychology (3)
PSY 323 Psychology of Learning (3)
PSY 380-381 Experimental Psy I & II (8)
PSY 672 Psychopathology and Personality Disorders (Fall, 4th year) (3)
PSY 630 Counseling Theories and Techniques I (Fall, 4th year) (3)
PSY 652 Developmental Psychology and Family Systems (Spring, 4th year) (3)
PSY 631 Counseling Theories and techniques II (Spring, 4th year) (3)

Major Electives:
(9 credits)
Three courses must be taken from the following list:
PSY 302 Child Psychology (3)
PSY 304 Social Psychology (3)
PSY 306 Psychological Testing (3)
PSY 307 Psychology of Personality (3)
PSY 320 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSY 391 Psychology Practicum (4)
PSY 499 Senior Year Experience (3)
OPEN ELECTIVES
26
TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE CREDITS
128
TOTAL GRADUATE CREDITS
48
(For graduate courses in Master in Mental Health Counseling, please
consult the Graduate Catalog of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences.)
TOTAL CREDITS: BA + MS
176

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