Choose a Career that Helps Others Function Better
Whether you want to counsel individuals or groups in a social service agency or address a growing population suffering from substance use disorder, Methodist University’s 100% Online Bachelor’s in Psychology Degree with a Counseling/Clinical Psychology concentration will help you achieve your goals.
The job outlook for substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors is growing at a faster-than-average rate of 25%, according to BLS.1 With a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, you can be fully prepared to help others through treatment and work in various settings.
This flexible degree offering multiple electives builds your knowledge in experimental psychology, human development, social psychology, and more to enter a rewarding field or graduate school.
Career Outlook: Prepare for a Future of Helping Others
Choosing to hone your degree in counseling/clinical psychology lets you consider employment in a wide range of community and social service occupations, where jobs are projected to grow 11% by 2028.2 The concentration truly shines if you know you want to work closely with others. Get the key skills you need that, with or without graduate school, prepare you to help people achieve their goals in a clinical, school, or community setting.
Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health* Counselors
Help people to cope with a variety of mental or behavioral problems.
*Note that mental health counselors typically need at least a master’s degree.3
Social and Community Service Managers
Oversee social service program and a community organization. In this role, you’ll plan outreach activities, write proposals for funding, and more to enhance the organization’s impact in the community.4
Here are some positions you could qualify for with this concentration and degree:
- Assistant behavior analyst
- Business administrator
- Case manager
- Human resources manager
- Psychiatric technician
- Rehabilitation specialist
- School counselor
- Top- or mid-level manager
Curriculum: Critical Knowledge and Skills
Learn about abnormal psychology, human development, and other core topics as you gain skills in diagnosis, clinical interview procedures, behavior analysis, and more. This specialization gives you the foundation needed to pursue a future in various areas of counseling or clinical psychology.
Course Spotlight: PSY 3410 Abnormal Psychology
Abnormal behavior and mental processes. Topics include the distinction between normality and abnormality, the classification and diagnosis of psychological disorders, the neurotic and psychotic disorders, and the major therapeutic approaches.Preview Courses
Course Spotlight: PSY 3300 Psychological Counseling
Development of basic skills used in all helping relationships and those used specifically in psychological counseling, an attainment of a general understanding of the major theoretical approaches to counseling, and knowledge concerning the interventions associated with each of the major theoretical approaches.
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Tuition for the program is $53,940. You need to complete 124 credits at $435 per credit hour. You can review all tuition costs here.
*This is an estimate of the total tuition based on the current school year and is subject to change.
You can transfer up to 93 credits toward your degree. Methodist University generally accepts credits for courses completed with a grade of C or higher from other regionally accredited institutions of higher education. You can learn more about our transfer policy here.
This program features two optional concentrations: counseling/clinical psychology and human performance psychology. Each of these concentrations is designed to provide a deeper look at a specific psychology practice area.
The counseling/clinical psychology concentration is ideal for students who want to pursue graduate study for therapy careers, while the human performance psychology concentration is ideal for careers in human resources, machine design, and more. You can learn more about coursework for the BS in Psychology here.
You can further customize your degree by adding a minor, which will allow you to specialize in your field of interest and pursue your ideal career path. Choose from minors in Accounting, Business Administration, and Marketing. Explore our minors.
The skills you learn in the BS in Psychology program are relevant to a wide range of industries. Graduates of this program are qualified for entry-level roles in human resources, social services, and more.
You can also choose to pursue additional study at the graduate level for careers in counseling, substance abuse, and other psychology practice areas. Visit the careers page for more information.
- Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)