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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychological Services at Kansas Wesleyan University
Though the general Psychology major at KWU has its applied component, Psychological Services is a clinical major that prepares you to work or pursue graduate studies in human services fields such as social work, alcohol and drug abuse counseling, corrections, gerontology and other areas.
In this highly experiential degree program, you will learn the research methods associated with the discipline of psychology, and you will also develop counseling skills and expertise in an area of specialty that will help you build a career.
Psychological Services program options
Addiction Counseling track
Domestic Issues track
Offender Management track
Health and Wellness track
Human Resources track
Educational Counseling track
Why study Psychological Services at KWU? Because we put you to work in the field.
As a KWU Psychological Services major you will get real-world experience working in the specialty track of your choice, developing professional skills, connections and credentials to use in your job search and on graduate school applications.
· Complete a 150-hour internship (Addiction Counseling requires 400 hours for licensure).
· Participate in Kappa Psi Upsilon, KWU’s psychology club, and learn about opportunities in psychology fields.
· Get involved with Pi Gamma Mu honors society for the Behavioral Sciences, or become a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association
What can I do with a Psychological Services degree from Kansas Wesleyan University?
Become a helping professional.
Psychological Services graduates pursue graduate school in social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, and other related fields. They also go on to work in social service agencies, government, as health coaches, addiction counselors, corporate human relations departments and more.
Begin your human services journey with these Psychological Services classes
Introduction to Human Services
Theories of Counseling
Foundations of Addiction
Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB)
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
National Rankings for the Psychological Services major
March 2015 - #29 among “30 Great Small Colleges for a Counseling Degree (Bachelor’s)” by BestPsychologyDegrees.com
April 2015 - #21 among the “Top 25 Small Colleges for a Counseling Degree” by BestCounselingDegrees.net