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
- ICS 3610 - Concepts of Global and Ethical Leadership 3 Credits *
- THE 3701 - Apologetics and Christian Evidences 3 Credits *
- BIB 1511 - Survey of Biblical Literature 3 Credits *
- BIB 1520 - History of the Old Testament 3 Credits
- BIB 1522 - History of the New Testament 3 Credits
- BIB 3510 - Interpreting the Gospels 3 Credits
- BIB 4710 - Interpreting Romans 3 Credits
- THE 3520 - Foundations of Christian Thought 3 Credits *
- THE 3522 - Systematic Theology I 3 Credits
- THE 3524 - Systematic Theology II 3 Credits
- COM 1515 - Introduction to Public Communication 3 Credits
- ENG 1510 - College Writing and Research 3 Credits
- ENG 1512 - Introduction to Literary Analysis 3 Credits
- FAR - Fine Arts Elective 3 Credits 2
- Global Awareness Elective 3 Credits 2*
- HIS - History Elective 3 Credits
- Humanities Elective 3 Credits 2*
- MAT - Math Elective 3 Credits
- SCI - Lab Science Elective 4 Credits
- SOC 1510 - College Success Strategies 3 Credits 1,2
- MAT 2230 - Statistical Concepts 3 Credits *
- PSY 130 - General Psychology 3 Credits
- PSY 236 - Developmental Psychology 3 Credits
- PSY 240X - Social Science Research Methods 3 Credits
- PSY 3060 - Diversity Issues in Counseling 3 Credits *
- PSY 331 - Personality Theories 3 Credits
- PSY 336 - Abnormal Psychology 3 Credits
- PSY 3538 - Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy 3 Credits
- PSY 3542 - Methods of Counseling 3 Credits
- PSY 431X - Social Psychology 3 Credits
- PSY 442 - Marriage and Family Counseling 3 Credits
- PSY 4533 - Group Dynamics 3 Credits
- PSY 4546 - Crisis Intervention 3 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.
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.
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.
Click for more information about the Counseling (M.A.) program.
To view these courses in our online catalog system, click here.
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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.
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
- Parachurch ministries
- Advertising and Market Research