Counseling

Overview

Whether you are looking to go on for graduate work or immediately to the workplace, a counseling degree will help you analyze what causes growth and what causes problems and will promote guidance on how to improve your relationships, all from a biblical vantage-point.

The Counseling major focuses on counseling through a biblical set of “glasses” in order to help you see what God intended for proper function, what goes wrong, and how to help people get back to God’s design. Grace College is one of the very few schools, Christian or secular, to offer an undergraduate degree in Counseling. This major is designed to prepare students for graduate work in both counseling and clinical psychology.

Course Requirements for B.A. Counseling Course Requirements for B.S. Counseling

Courses

Examples of courses in this major:

BHS240 Research Methods in Social Sciences

An introductory study of the principles and techniques of investigation and data collection in the social sciences. The course will deal with techniques of organizing, conducting, analyzing, and presenting such data.

PSY110 Introduction to Psychology

An introduction to psychology as the study of human behavior. Basic principles of psychology will be explored including the process of learning, memory, perception, sensation, motivation, and emotion. Personal and social aspects of human development will be emphasized.

PSY234 Adolescent Psychology

A psychological study covering the life span from early childhood to the adult stage with emphasis on the pre-adolescent and adolescent period. This course stresses practical applications for working with the adolescent in family, educational, and counseling settings.

PSY326 Biblical Psychology

This course will examine the relationship between the fields of psychology and theology. A theory of integration will be presented, along with discussions concerning specific  psychological  topics (i.e. self-esteem, etc.) from a biblical vantage point. Prerequisite: PSY110 or SOC110. Three hours.

PSY338 Theories of Personality

An introduction to the major theories of personality and how it develops, including psychoanalysis, humanistic, existential, and behavioristic approaches.

PSY210 Introduction to Counseling

An introduction to the major theories in counseling including secular and Christian approaches. The methodology of each approach will be analyzed based upon the respective theory of psychopathology. Special attention will be given to various skills, techniques, and applications of these approaches. 

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