Psychology/Counseling (B.S.)

Learn More

About Crown College

Crown Online

Psychology / Counseling

Online Bachelor of Science Degree

Many prospective students seek out Crown’s online Christian Counseling degree programs because their calling is to help others from a faith perspective. For this reason, whether they’re recent high school graduates or adult learners, students choose one of Crown’s most popular programs: the online Christian Psychology and Counseling degree program. Crown has one of the few undergraduate psychology degrees in the U.S. that’s completely online and Christ-centered.

Crown’s Psychology/Counseling B.S. includes a solid foundation in psychological theory from a Christian perspective. The degree program is distinctive in that it also offers skills-based counseling training from a Christian perspective . The focused learning that students acquire through the counseling concentration provides graduates with skills applicable to almost any career.

Coursework focuses on human behavior and development, listening and assessment techniques, counseling theory, and skill building. Moreover, the curriculum encompasses principles and learning that students in other schools may not receive until the master’s level.  With its convenient, online delivery and specific curriculum focus, the program may be well-suited to those exploring online Christian counseling degree programs or online Christian psychology degree programs.

Graduates of Crown’s online Christian Counseling degree program are prepared to work in any field that requires an understanding of human thought and behavior from business to ministry to social work.  The program also prepares graduates for the rigors of a master’s program, whether a Master of Arts in Counseling (M.A.) or Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Students may add a minor in Drug and Alcohol Counseling to the Psychology Counseling degree.

The majority of the Psychology Counseling faculty are also licensed counselors.

Crown’s easy-to-use online learning environment allows you the freedom and flexibility to complete coursework at your convenience. Tuition is priced competitively lower than similar accredited institutions.

Psychology/Counseling Major (B.S.) Courses

Required Courses for the Psychology/Counseling B.S. Degree

II. General Education Core - 31 Credits

IV. Electives - 43 Credits

Total - 125-131 Credits

1 Counts towards 3 credits of Social Science credits. Students who have successfully completed 60 credits with a GPA of at least a 2.0 may replace SOC 1510  with another Social Science elective.

2 Click HERE  to view options for Social Science, Humanities, Global Awareness, and Fine Arts Electives.

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Option: Accelerated Degree Program

Qualified students in the B.S. in Psychology/Counseling program may apply for an accelerated degree program to earn their Counseling (M.A.)  degree in an additional year and a half instead of the typical two and a half years. Click here for more detailed information regarding the acceptance process for this option.

Course Requirements for MA/Counseling

Students who are accepted into the accelerated Counseling (M.A.)  program will substitute the following graduate level courses into the undergraduate degree to fulfill the B.S. Psychology/Counseling requirements.

Undergraduate Course Graduate Course                                                                   
PSY 331 - Personality Theories   COU 5014 - Theories of Personality  
PSY 3060 - Diversity Issues in Counseling  * COU 6010 - Multicultural Counseling  *
PSY 3538 - Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy   COU 5010 - Theories and Practices of Counseling  
PSY 3542 - Methods of Counseling   COU 5212 - Counseling Skills, Methods and Techniques  (includes a 4 day on campus residency requirement)
PSY 442 - Marriage and Family Counseling   COU 6212 - Marriage and Family Therapy  
PSY 4533 - Group Dynamics   COU 6012 - Group Process and Treatment  
PSY 4546 - Crisis Intervention   COU 6220 - Trauma-Informed Counseling and Crisis Intervention  
Elective COU 5012 - Orientation to Counseling & Integration of Christian Worldview  


Click for more information about the Counseling (M.A.)  program.

To view these courses in our online catalog system, click here.
(This will open in a new browser window or tab.)

Career Outcomes

The skills and abilities students acquire through a degree in psychology/counseling makes graduates marketable in a wide range of different careers.

Some of the professions our graduates have entered upon completion of the Crown College Psychology/Counseling program include:

  • Addictions Counselor
  • Human Resources
  • Human Services
  • Community Relations
  • Public Relations
  • Retail and Sales
  • Administration
  • Parachurch ministries
  • Advertising and Market Research
  • Tuition

    Online (SOS) Tuition

    Online Undergraduate 2018-2019 Costs

    Tuition Per Credit $450
    Application Fee $25
    Technology Fee $130 per semester

    Online Undergraduate 2017-2018 Costs

    Tuition Per Credit $445
    Application Fee $25
    Technology Fee $125 per semester

    Check Course Catalog for any additional fees related to your specific program.

Learn More

About Crown College

Crown Online