Psychology/Counseling B.S.

School of Online Studies

Transforming the Mind

With a bachelor’s online degree in Psychology/Counseling, students are equipped with knowledge and techniques that are easily applicable to nearly any role working with people. Because of the interpersonal skills students acquire, they are prepared for continued studies at the graduate level or for employment in a number of professions.

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 counseling to business to ministry to social work. The program also prepares graduates for the rigors of a master’s program, such as a Master of Arts in Counseling (M.A.) or Master of Social Work (M.S.W.).

Why study Psychology/Counseling at Crown?


Job growth from 2018-2028


Available elective credits


Week courses

I have the opportunity to not just be in a caring community, but a community that fosters the same values and faith. There are so many different perspectives here from students and professors, and it creates so many opportunities to grow.

Being at Crown makes you want to stay at Crown for the rest of your life; but being at Crown also gets you excited for what God is preparing you to do after college, too.

Nora Xiong


Behavior Analyst

Advanced Degrees

M.A. in Counseling (Accelerated Program)
M.A. in Pastoral Counseling
Doctorate in Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Fawn McCracken

Chief Online Learning Officer, Dean of Online Studies

Dr. Jim Zapf

Dean, Graduate School of Counseling

Preview of Courses

PSY 3542 - Methods of Counseling

Designed to teach interviewing and basic counseling skills, this course is practice-oriented. The application of counseling theory and interpersonal dynamics to the counseling process will be explained. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of skills which will enable the student to establish, guide the session, and define the nature of the problem and goals for change, while monitoring the essential components of the counseling relationship.

PSY 337 - Understanding Psychopathology

The classification and description of mental disorders are introduced. Diagnosis, causes, treatment, and prevention of the most common mental disorders are discussed. Psychopathology and mental health are considered from the perspective of the whole person as biological, psychological, social and spiritual.

PSY 431X - Social Psychology

Social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another. This course examines key theoretical approaches in the field with emphasis upon their application for people relating together in various contexts. (Also SOC 431X)


Online education uses digital technology and the internet to deliver educational content. Our courses are built to be 8-week courses. Students can access lectures, assignments, and resources through our online platform, Canvas. Communication with instructors and peers often occurs through discussion forums, video conferencing, and email.
Requirements may vary, but generally, students need a reliable computer and internet connection.
Online exams and assessments can take various forms, including multiple-choice quizzes, essays, and timed exams. Most classes utilize discussion posts each week, due every Thursday. All of these are available on our online program Canvas.
We generally accept credits from accredited institutions as long as the student maintained a C or higher in the course. To see a full list of what classes will transfer, you can visit Transferology or contact our registrar office at
Crown College offers a wide-range of scholarships to every student. 100% of students receive some type of financial aid. For more information about financial aid, click here.
At Crown College, every class is taught from a Biblical worldview. Our faculty are all followers of Christ and are comfortable incorporating Christian principles into their curriculum.

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