Bachelor of Arts Psychology Major

Counseling Concentration

Department Chair: Leslie Rewald, M.S.

Purpose: The Psychology Major, with a Counseling Concentration, provides the student with the academic and professional preparation necessary to work in the field of counseling or to continue studies in graduate school.

Program Outcomes/Goals:

1. Students will have a basic understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in Psychology.
2. Student will have the ability to weigh evidence, act ethically, and integrate Christian value with psychology as a discipline.
3. A student will display professional skills in the area of his or her concentration.

Major Requirements (Total Required Credits: 123)

I. General Studies 39 Credits

College and Career Success
Freshman Composition I
Freshman Composition II
Introduction to Public Speaking
Introduction to Philosophy
General Psychology
Literature Elective
Fine Arts Elective
History Elective
Math Elective
Science Elective
General Education Electives (6 Credits)

II. Bible 45 Credits

Bible or Theology Elective
Evangelism and Discipleship
Life and Revelation of Christ
New Testament History and Letters
Old Testament Law and History
Old Testament Poetry and Prophecy
Systematic Theology I
Systematic Theology II
Systematic Theology III
Systematic Theology IV
Theology Elective
World Missions and Religions

III. Major 39 Credits

Core Courses:
Counseling Cross Cultures
Counseling Skills Lab
Crisis Counseling
Developmental Psychology
Introduction to Counseling
Marriage and Family Communication
Seminar in Group Dynamics
Social Psychology
Stress Management
Internship (4 semesters) Non-credit 0

Major Elective Courses, 9 Credits From Among:
Cognitive Psychology
Counseling Adolescents
Educational Psychology
Interpersonal Communication
Research Methods
Health Psychology
Counseling Cross Cultural
Theories of Personality

Suggested Four-Year Schedule:

Freshmen Year Fall Semester 15 Credits

SLS 1501 College and Career Success
GNMN 1302 Evangelism and Discipleship
BIBL 1311 Old Testament Law and History
ENC 1101 Freshman Composition I
COUN 2301 Introduction to Counseling

Sophomore Year Fall Semester 15 Credits

BIBL 2331 Hermeneutics
BIBL 2301 Life and Revelation of Christ
SPC 1608 Introduction to Public Speaking
HSEL 2000 History Elective
COUN 2302 Crisis Counseling

Junior Year Fall Semester 15 Credits

THEO 3301 Systematic Theology I
LTEL 3000 Literature Elective
PHI 1010 Introduction to Philosophy
COUN 3314 Counseling Nontraditional Families
CLP 3146 Psychopathology
COUN 3081 Counseling Internship (0 Credits)

Senior Year Fall Semester 18 Credits

THEO 4321 Systematic Theology III
THEO 4311 Apologetics
BTEL 4000 Bible or Theology Elective
FAEL 2000 Fine Arts Elective
CNEL 4000 Major Elective
SOP 4004 Social Psychology
COUN 4081 Counseling internship (0 Credits)

Freshmen Year Spring Semester 15 Credits

MISS 1301 World Missions and Religions
BIBL 1322 Old Testament Poetry and Prophecy
ENC 1102 Freshman Composition II
PSY 1012 General Psychology
DEP 2004 Developmental Psychology

Sophomore Year Spring Semester 15 Credits

BIBL 2321 New Testament History and Letters
BTEL 2000 Bible or Theology Elective
SCEL 2000 Science Elective
GEEL 2000 General Education Elective
SYG 1431 Marriage and Family Communication

Junior Year Spring Semester 15 Credits

THEO 3302 Systematic Theology II
MTEL 2000 Math Elective
COUN 3332 Stress Management
COUN 4312 Seminar in Group Dynamics
COUN 3082 Counseling Internship (0 Credits)
MJEL 3000 Major Elective

Senior Year Spring Semester 15 Credits

THEO 4331 Systematic Theology IV
BIBL 4301 Romans
GEEL 3000 General Education Elective
CNEL 4000 Major Elective
COUN 4302 Counseling Skills Lab
COUN 4082 Counseling Internship (0 Credits)

Following the Admissions Assessment, the following courses: BIBL 1101 Basics of Biblical Living (Fall), BIBL 1102 Christian Belief and Scripture (Spring) may be required during the freshman year in lieu of Bible/Theology electives. Adjustments will be made to satisfy all other course requirements of the degree.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Psychology Counseling Concentration PDF

Interview with Professor Leslie Rewald

Program Director

Leslie Rewald, MS. As the Chair of the Psychology and Counseling program, Professor Rewald will be your academic advisor available to you throughout your time as a student in this degree program. Professor Rewald earned her Master’s degree from Villanova University and her Bachelor of Arts at Temple University.

Leslie Rewald, MS

Interview with Leslie

National Accreditation

Trinity College of Florida is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (5850 T. G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130, Orlando, FL 32822, 407.207.0808) to grant certificates and degrees at the Associate and Baccalaureate levels.

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