Psychological Services Major Requirements

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Kansas Wesleyan University has been named by Best Psychology Degrees among “30 Great Small Colleges for a Counseling Degree (Bachelor’s),” ranked Number 29 on their list. 

The KWU major recognized by this honor is Psychological Services, which requires a common core in Psychology, Human Services, and Counseling courses. This bachelor’s degree program then guides its majors toward acquiring career expertise with additional coursework in one of six human service areas: Addictions and Substance Abuse Counseling, Domestic Issues, Offender Management, Health and Wellness, Human Resources, and Educational Counseling.

Best Psychology Degrees (www.bestpsychologydegrees.com) examined selective small colleges and universities with an undergraduate population of 3,000 students or less that offer a bachelor’s degree in counseling or a specialized counseling area. Only schools with a current accreditation were reviewed. DETAILS HERE.

Psychological Services Major - 48-52 Credit Hours

Core Courses ( 9-10 credit hours)

The student must complete all of the following:

PSYC 101 General Psychology ............................................ 3 ______ ______

BSHS 210 Statistical Analysis .............................................. 3 ______ ______

PSYC 390 Psychological Research Design .......................... 4 ______ ______

Or SOCI 331 Methods of Research....................................... 3 ______ ______

Mental Health/Human Services (12 credit hours)

The student must complete all of the following:

BSHS 110 Intro. to Human Services .................................... 3 ______ ______

PSYC 244 Developmental Psychology................................. 3 ______ ______

**PSYC 325 Abnormal Psychology ..................................... 3 ______ ______

PSYC 380 Theories of Personality ....................................... 3 ______ ______

or PSYC 351 Theories of Counseling ................................... 3 ______ ______

Counseling Skills (12 credit hours)

The student must complete all of the following:

**PSYC 200 Professional Ethics in Psychology ...................... 3 ______ ______

**PSYC 340 Intro. Group Counseling ..................................... 3 ______ ______

**PSYC 352 Principles of Counseling Practice ....................... 3 ______ ______

**PSYC 455 Case Management ............................................... 3 ______ ______

Specialization Tracks (complete one of the following 6 sets of courses)

Addiction Counseling (15 credit hours)

**BSHS 105 Foundations of Addiction ................................... 3 ______ ______

**PSYC 345 Addiction & the Family ...................................... 3 ______ ______

**PSYC 260 Psychopharmacology……………………. ………….......... 3 ______ ___

**PSYC 460 Internship [400** hrs.]……………………………..……..6

[400 hrs of Internship required for Licensure, preferably at two different sites]

Domestic Issues: (15 credit hours)

SOCI 210Victimology ………………………………3

BSHS 231 Marriage and Family………..………………..3
OR **PSYC 345 Addiction & the Family .............................3

SOCI 304Violence ………………………………….3
SOCI 306Domestic Violence ……………………….3

PSYC 460 Internship [150 hrs.]……………….………………………..3

Offender Management: (15 credit hours)

SOCI 233Crime & Delinquency ……………………3
SOCI 305Correctional Procedures ………………...3

BSHS330Correctional Counseling …………………..3

**BSHS 105 Foundations of Addiction ................................... 3

PSYC 460 Internship [150 hrs.]……………………………….………..3

Health and Wellness (16 credit hours)

SPES120Personal and Community Health …………………….3

SPES 148 First Aid and CPR………………………………….1

PSYC 215 Health Psychology ……………………………………3

Choose 2 of 3 following classes

BSHS 105 Foundations of Addiction ................................... 3

PSYC 385 Sports Psychology ……………………………3

NURS 153Nutrition …………………………………………..………..3

PSYC 460 Internship [150 hrs.]…………………………………….………..3

Human Resources (15 credit hours)

PSYC 355 Industrial/Organizational Psychology …………..3

PSYC 370 Psychological Tests & Measures ………………………….3

BUSA 301 Principles of Management ………………………... ………3

BUSA 302 Human Resource Management ……………..…………..3

PSYC 460 Internship [150 hrs.]…………………….……………………..3

Educational Counseling (17-18 credit hours)

EDUC 208Foundations and History of American Education ……3

PSYC 315 School Psychology ……………………………………3

EDUC 380 Classroom Management …………………………….2

Or SPED 345Behavior Management …………………………..2

Or PSYC310 Fundamentals of Conditioning and Learning …….3

PSYC 370 Psychological Tests & Measures ............................... 3

EDUC 415 Educational Psychology ……………………………….3

OR EDUC250 Education of the Exceptional Individual……………..3

PSYC 460 Internship [150 hrs.]…………………….………..3

**Courses for ADDICTION COUNSELING Licensure