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Accelerated Counseling – B.S.C. and M.S.C. (on campus)

Accelerated Counseling – B.S.C. and M.S.C. (on campus)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COUNSELING AND MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COUNSELING – ON CAMPUS

Get on a Fast Track for Counseling

Earn two degrees in just six 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.

Be mentored by caring professors
Find your fit in our community
Get involved and make a difference

PREPARATION FOR LIFE

Career Potential

Accelerated Counseling Degree

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
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“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.”

Jonathan Meshack

Accelerated Counseling Major | Hamden, CT

SKILL DEVELOPMENT

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.

Accelerated Counseling Degree
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

What You Will Study

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.

All courses are three credits unless noted. Course descriptions can be found in the catalog.

First Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • CSU First Year Experience [CSU101] – 0 credits
  • Principles of Bible Study [BI100]
  • Bible Survey [BI111]
  • Academic and Researched Writing [EN121]
  • Speech Communication [SP100]
  • History Core Elective
  • Writing Across the Disciplines [EN122]
  • Living Well [HP101] – 1 credit
  • General Psychology [PS100]
  • Building a Biblical Lifestyle [TH120]
  • 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 [BI210]
  • World Religions [EV220]
  • Introduction to Counseling [PS203]
  • Humanities Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Worldviews: Humanities and Science [PH206]
  • Child and Adolescent Development [PS204]
  • Dynamics of Discipleship [PS310]
  • Theology Survey [TH211]
  • 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 [CO505]
  • Abnormal Psychology [PS303]
  • Adult Development [PS307]
  • Tests and Measurements [PS454]
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Biblical Philosophy of Counseling [CO506]
  • Pastoral Counseling (men) [PS442] or
  • Women Counseling Women (women) [PS304]
  • Physiological Psychology [SC231] – 4 credits
  • Theological Distinctives [TH308]
  • 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
  • Case Studies in Counseling [PS498] – 1 credit
  • Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling [CO571]
  • Ethics and Professionalism [PS313]
  • Personality Theory [PS451]
  • Social Psychology [PS453]
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Theories and Techniques in Counseling [CO520]
  • Case Studies in Counseling [PS498] – 1 credit
  • Marriage and Family Dynamics [PS414]
  • Crisis Counseling [PS416]
  • Senior Seminar [TH480]
  • 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 [CO539]
  • Abnormal Behavior [CO540]
  • Ethics and Professional Orientation to Counseling [CO550]
  • Human Development [CO530]
  • Career Counseling [CO532]
  • Supervised Counseling Practicum [CO583]

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
  • Human Sexuality [CO630]
  • Supervised Counseling Internship I [CO590]
  • Graduate Counseling Elective
  • Ethnicity, Families and Counseling [CO565]
  • Comprehensive Written Exam [CO595] – 0 credits
  • Comprehensive Oral Exam [CO597] – 0 credits
  • Supervised Counseling Internship II [CO598]
  • Crisis and Trauma Counseling (online only) [CO640]

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 [CO519]
  • Introduction to Group Counseling (module) [CO535]
  • Appraisal and Testing (module) [CO542]
  • The Helping Relationship (module) [CO544]

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

Your In-Field Experience, Right on Campus

CSU partners with Foundations Christian Counseling Center to host one of their counseling center locations right on CSU’s campus. This provides Counseling students with easy access to observation of professional, biblically-based live counseling sessions.

Undergraduate Counseling Students:

All counseling-related majors have the opportunity to observe live counseling sessions at the on-campus counseling center. Undergraduate students can observe and then debrief with a supervisor and counselor to gain insight and fulfill observation requirements.

Graduate Counseling Students:

Graduate students can put what they’re learning in the classroom into practice through co-counseling at CSU’s on-campus counseling center. Foundations Counseling Center also welcomes graduate students to fulfill their field experience requirements as counselors.

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.

Meet our Faculty

You’ll learn from professors who care deeply about you and your goals.

BEST CHOICE

CSU is Affordable

We believe every student should have the opportunity to choose a biblical higher education—regardless of their financial circumstance. That’s why we’re committed to keeping costs for students as low as possible.

UNDERGRADUATE

Average Cost

Before federal and state grants

*Anticipated typical cost for first-time, full-time, residential undergraduate CSU students for 2024-25. This cost includes tuition, housing, meals, general fee and CSU scholarships. Your total cost can be even lower if you qualify for more aid, including federal and state grants which do not have to be paid back.

Information provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.

WHY CSU?

You want to
choose a college:

  • Where you can get prepared for your future.
  • Where you will grow in your relationship with Christ.
  • Where you truly find your fit.

Students constantly say the top reason they love CSU so much is: Community. When you’re part of the CSU community, you attend class with professors who are mentors; you do life right alongside others who want to serve their Savior, and you are welcomed into lifelong friendships that last well beyond graduation.

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