Accelerated Counseling - B.S.C. and M.S.C. (on campus) - Clarks Summit University
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Bachelor of Science in Counseling and Master of Science in Couseling – On Campus

Get on a Fast Track for Counseling

Earn two degrees in just five years!

This focused program combines undergraduate and graduate level degree programs for a unique, blended schedule that allows you to earn both degrees in just six years. You will learn the biblical base for effective counseling and how to share God’s love with those who are struggling while you prepare for licensure.

Credit Hours

Career Potential 

You will be equipped to help people in a variety of counseling positions, such as:

  • Career Counselor
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Psychotherapist
  • School Guidance Counselor
  • Marriage and Family Therapist

 

What Will You Learn?

In all of the programs at CSU, you’ll be interacting with small class sizes and professors who really care and desire to mentor you. You’ll not only receive quality academics to prepare you for your career, but discipleship to prepare you for life.

Valuable counseling experience

Train with licensed counselors as your professors in interactive classrooms. You will grow your counseling abilities in professional settings through practicums and an internship.

People-helping skills

Learn to communicate clearly with clients. You will be prepared to effectively provide assistance for people in difficulty.

A biblical philosophy and methodology

Learn from a biblical foundation and be able to effectively articulate a biblical worldview. You will learn to demonstrate personal awareness and maturity in psycho-social and spiritual development.

Your Courses

Each of your courses will be taught from a biblical worldview, and you’ll learn with an intimate group of peers led by professors who care about your success.

First Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • CSU First Year Experience
  • Principles of Bible Study
  • Bible Survey
  • Academic and Researched Writing
  • Speech Communication
  • History Core Elective
  • Writing Across the Disciplines
  • Living Well
  • General Psychology
  • Building a Biblical Lifestyle
  • Arts & Sciences Elective
  • Biblical Studies Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Second Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Romans
  • World Religions
  • Introduction to Counseling
  • Humanities Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Worldviews: Humanities and Science
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Dynamics of Discipleship
  • Theology Survey
  • Biblical Studies Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Third Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Theological Foundations of Change
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Adult Development
  • Tests and Measurements
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Theories and Techniques in Counseling
  • Pastoral Counseling (men) or
    Women Counseling Women (women)
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Theological Distinctives
  • Biblical Studies Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Fourth Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Co-Counseling Practicum
  • Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Personality Theory
  • Social Psychology
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Co-Counseling Practicum
  • Biblical Philosophy of Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Dynamics
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Senior Seminar
  • Free Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Fifth Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Abnormal Behavior
  • Ethics and Professional Orientation to Counseling
  • Human Development
  • Career Counseling
  • Ethnicity, Families and Counseling

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

SIxth Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Supervised Counseling Practicum
  • Human Sexuality
  • Graduate Counseling Elective
  • Supervised Counseling Internship
  • Comprehensive Written Exam
  • Comprehensive Oral Exam
  • Graduate Counseling Elective
  • Graduate Counseling Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Summer Courses
  • Evaluating Research
  • Introduction to Group Counseling (module)
  • Appraisal and Testing (module)
  • The Helping Relationship (module)

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Progress quickly toward your career goals.

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Jonathan

Accelerated Counseling major, Hamden, CT

My favorite aspect of Clarks Summit University is the genuine care the professors have for the students—not only in education but in the students’ lives.

                                                                                                        

Program Highlights 

  • Get training and experience in real counseling situations through an internship and multiple practicums.
  • Become qualified to pursue licensure and/or certification.
  • Earn two degrees in six years.

Be equipped for licensure.

Since the program’s inception, every graduate of CSU’s Master of Science in Counseling program who went on to take the National Counselor Exam for licensure passed on the first try.

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