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Combined Degree Program: B.A. in Psychology/M.A. in Counseling Psychology

The Combined B.A. in Psychology to M.A. in Counseling Psychology Degree Program enables highly motivated undergraduate students to transition into the 30 credit M.A. in Counseling Psychology program while still completing the College's baccalaureate program.

Students may apply to enter this program at the end of their junior year. Juniors who apply must have a minimum 3.4 undergraduate GPA for admission. Students must submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty member and one from their internship (PSY495) or volunteer work demonstrating experience in the field. In addition to their application and letters, students should submit a personal statement clearly articulating their career goals and how the 30 credit M.A. program will help them meet these goals. Successful applicants will be interviewed by two faculty members and an admission decision will be made. Graduate courses begin in the fall semester of the senior year and 12 credits will double count toward the Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 when they receive the Bachelor's degree in order to continue in graduate courses and complete the Master's degree. Combined degree students are expected to continue in the master's program without interruption until completion or risk being dismissed. Combined degree students who need to interrupt their studies must apply and be granted a leave of absence in order to interrupt their studies.

Year One

Fall

PSY100Introduction to Psychology

4

Spring

PSY110Orientation to the Psychology Major

1

PSY217Introduction to Counseling

2

PSY203Lifespan Development II Adult & Aging

4

Year Two

Fall

PSY301History & Systems of Psychology

2

PSY230Research Methods & Statistics I

3

PSY230LResearch Methods & Statistics I Lab

0

Spring

PSY233Research Methods & Statistics II

3

PSY233LResearch Methods & Statistics II Lab

0

PSY320Personality Theory

4

PSY331Biological Basis of Behavior

4

Year Three

Fall

PSY390Junior Seminar in Psychology

1

PSY400Seminar in MultiCultural/Gender Studies

4

PSY495Internship

2

Spring

PSY340Abnormal Psychology

4

PSY405Seminar in International Cultural Issues in Psychology

4

Year Four

Fall

PSY490Senior Research Seminar

2

PSY601Orientation to the Profession

3

PSY620Helping Relationship in Counseling

3

*Students must pass the Capstone Requirement in the fall of year 4.

Spring

PSY633Counseling Theory & Methods I

3

PSY635Psychometrics

3

Summer

MC626Ethical Issues

3

Year Five

Fall

PSY631Research Methods & Program Evaluation

3

PSY641Psychopathology & Diagnosis

3

PSY639Human Growth & Personality Development

3

Spring

PSY637Group Dynamics & Interpersonal Communication

3

 

PSY643Career Development & Occupational Opportunities

3

or

PSY671Counseling Theory & Methods III Practicum

3

 

PSY697Culminating Requirement

0

PSY671 is for those students who want supervised experience.