Counseling Psychology Major

A degree in Counseling Psychology prepares you for service within the community, the church and the family through the ministry of counseling. The Counseling Psychology Department combines the concepts of psychology and the skills of counseling within the principles of Scripture and then integrates them into practical application. The integration of one’s faith into the workplace is a challenge to all Christians, but especially for counselors who are sought out by those seeking personal changes.

As a student you will receive an academic preparation in foundational psychological and counseling concepts, intellectual preparation through advanced studies of theory and philosophy of persons and relationships, and professional preparation in counseling laboratory and practicum events. You are also encouraged to seek emotional wholeness and spiritual maturity, realizing healthy persons make better counselors.

The Counseling faculty represents varied disciplines with combined years totaling 102 years of counseling and teaching experience in a variety of settings. The disciplines include a Counseling Psychologist, an Adventure-Based Counselor, a Pastoral Counselor and two Licensed Professional Counselors, one of whom specializes in Human Sexuality and Gender Identity issues. Their broad spectrum of expertise will afford you the ideal training for future ministry in any counseling context.

** Please note: This program description is for students entering Toccoa Falls College in the 2012-2013 catalog year.

GENERAL EDUCATION – 69 hours

BIBLE & THEOLOGY – 30 hours

BIB 213 Hermeneutics
BSF 103 Foundations of Spiritual Formation
NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament
NTE ___ New Testament Elective
OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament
OTE ___ Old Testament Elective
SYT 303 Introduction to Theology
3 hours Theology Elective from SYT or THE
6 hours of Bible/Theology Electives from any BIB, BMI, GRK 333, 343, HEB 223, 333, 343, NTE, OTE, SYT, THE, or approved integrative courses

HUMANITIES – 18 hours

COM 113 Introduction to Communication
ENG 113 Freshman Composition I
ENG 123 Freshman Composition II
HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture
3 hours Philosophy Elective from PHY 113 or PHY 243
3 hours Literature Elective from AML or ENG

SOCIAL SCIENCES – 12 hours

CSG 113 Introduction to Counseling
PSY 113 General Psychology
3 hours History Elective
3 hours Social Science Elective from ANT, ECO, GHY, HIS, POL, or SOC

COMPUTER, SCIENCE, & MATHEMATICS – 9 hours

MAT 253 Introduction to Statistics
SCI 113 Scientific Literacy or other science elective
3-4 hours Elective from BIO, CHM, CSC, MAT, PHS or SCI

MAJOR – 42 hours

CSG PSYCHOLOGY CORE – 39 hours

CSG 233 Counseling Skills I
CSG 243 Counseling Skills II
CSG 333 Crisis & Trauma Therapy
CSG 363 Family Therapy
CSG 383 Christ-Centered Counseling
CSG 443 Premarital & Marital Counseling
CSG 463 Group Counseling
PSY 243 Developmental Psychology
PSY 353 Personality Theories
PSY 363 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 413 Research Methods in Psychology or
PSY 423 Tests & Measurements
PSY 493 Senior Seminar
CSG 473 Counseling Internship or 
PSY 473 Psychology Research Project

CSG PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVES – 3 hours

CSG 403 Independent Study of 3 extra internship credits
CSG 423 Counseling for Addictions
CSG 453X Counseling Adolescents
PSY 343 Psychology of Religion
PSY 253 Human Sexuality
PSY 323 Educational Psychology
PSY 473 Psychology Research Project

MINOR or OPEN ELECTIVES – 15 hours

TOTAL = 126 hours

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