Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Applied Psychology & Human Relations/Mental Health Counseling, BA/MS

Are you fascinated by human behavior? Interested in helping others improve their lives? Our accelerated dual-degree program in Applied Psychology and Human Relations, B.A and Mental Health Counseling, MS will nurture your passion for people through the application of scientific methods and counseling skills.

Completion of this program fulfills the educational requirements for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor in New York State.

In your junior year, after completing 78 undergraduate credits, you may apply for this 176-credit program. To qualify for acceptance in to this dual-degree program you must have an overall QPA of at least 3.0, a QPA of at least 3.3 in the Applied Psychology and Human Relations major, one semester of psychology practicum, and two letters of recommendation from your psychology professors.

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Applied Psychology and Human Relations/Mental Health Counseling
Bachelor of Arts/Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling (PLV)

Both the B.S. and M.S. degrees are awarded at the completion of the M.S.

Must include PSY 110 and PSY 111
MAJOR COURSES (47 credits)
Required Courses: (29 credits)
PSY 306 Psychological Testing (3)
PSY 313 Research Methodology (3)  
PSY 232 Group Relations & Interviewing Techniques (3)  
PSY 337 Introduction to Psychological Counseling (3)  
PSY 391-392 Practicum in Psychology (8)  
PSY 672 Psychopathology and Personality Disorders (3) (fall, 4th year)  
PSY 630 Counseling Theories and Techniques I (3) (fall, 4th year)  
PSY 652 Developmental Psychology and Family Systems (3) (spring, 4th year)
PSY 631 Counseling Theories and Techniques II (3) (spring, 4th year)
Major Electives: (18 credits)
SIX courses, three from Group I and three from Group II (or Group I).
PSY 205 Statistics in Psychology, Education, and Allied Fields
PSY 302 Child Psychology
PSY 303 Adolescent Psychology
PSY 304 Social Psychology
PSY 307 Psychology of Personality
PSY 308 History and Systems of Psychology
PSY 311 Physiological Psychology
PSY 314 Psychology of Creative Thinking
PSY 317 Problem Solving and Critical Thinking in Psychology
PSY 320 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 323 Psychology of Learning
PSY 499 The Senior Year Experience in Human Relations and Psychology
PSY 201 Psychology of Business and Industry
PSY 215 Psychology of Cultural Diversity
PSY 227 Psychology of Women
PSY 231 Psychology of Death and Dying
PSY 232 Group Relations and Interviewing Techniques
PSY 234 Human Sexual Behavior
PSY 241 Psychology of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
PSY 256 Psychology of Personal Adjustment
PSY 318 Psychological Bases for Critical Thinking
PSY 337 Introduction to Psychological Counseling
PSY 340 Life Span Development Psychology
PSY 396 Special Topics in Psychology

(For graduate courses in Mental Health Counseling, please consult the Graduate Catalog of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences.)

Total credits B.A. + M.S.

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