Psychology/Counseling (B.S.)

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  • M.A. & M.B.A. programs require a Bachelor's degree

Psychology / Counseling (B.S.)

An Online Christian Counseling Degree

Many prospective students seek out Crown’s online Christian-based 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 Psychology/Counseling B.S. 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 Psychology/Counseling B.S. 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 an M.A. or 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 (B.S.) Courses

Required Courses for the Psychology/Counseling Major

General Education Core - 31 Credits

General Electives - 43 Credits

Total Credits for Bachelor's Degree - 125-131

1 Counts towards 3 credits of the 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.

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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


An Affordable Online College Education.

Earning your degree online makes sense. It’s convenient and provides an invaluable advantage to your future success. And at Crown College, it’s affordable. Crown is one of the 10 most affordable Christian colleges in the Midwest. With 98 percent of our students receiving some form of financial aid, we will work with you to figure out the best financial aid package available.

Financial aid is funding made available by the federal government, state government, private entities and Crown. Crown College’s School of Online Studies and Graduate School programs participate in the Federal Pell Grant, Minnesota State Grant and Federal Direct Stafford Loans to help finance your education.

Most financial aid is awarded on the basis of need. The first step is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is the government form used to help assess a family’s financial strength. Crown’s school code for FAFSA is: 002383. Students must apply for financial aid each year to be considered for funding.

School of Online Studies & Graduate School Tuition and Fees

 Tuition (per credit)2014-15 Tuition
Graduate, except MBA Program$460
MBA Program$495
Other Fees
Application Fees$20.00
Technology Fee$100 per semester
 Tuition (per credit)2015-16 Tuition
Graduate, except MBA Program$480
MBA Program$495
Other Fees
Application Fees$20.00
Technology Fee$100 per semester