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Psychology Pre-Counseling
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Fuel your passion for helping others while also setting the stage for graduate-level work with the online bachelor’s in psychology pre-counseling from Capella University. In this program you’ll gain a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to help you pursue your professional goals. With three graduate-level courses built into the program, you can make progress toward your master’s degree in counseling from Capella during your undergraduate studies. You’ll also be able to choose a focus and start building skills in the areas that most interest you. This program incorporates three master’s-level courses, allowing you to earn credits that can be applied to select Capella master’s programs in the future.

Make progress toward a master’s degree

Build a foundation of psychology skills while choosing from three leading areas to prepare you for future studies in the field of counseling.

Credit for prior learning

Earn credit for knowledge you’ve gained through professional experiences, training and industry certifications with our Prior Learning Assessment.

Study with scholar-practitioners

Learn with faculty who are active within their professions and bring real-world experience to the courseroom.

Classes start December 6

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 10–13 General education courses
  • 9 Core courses
  • 3 Master's-level courses
  • 11–12 Elective courses
  • 180 Total credits (135 max transfer)

Reduce your tuition by $15,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $15K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your bachelor’s degree.

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Pre-Counseling.

Job titles to explore

  • Human resources manager
  • Mental health technician
  • Case manager
  • Human resources generalist
  • Mental health specialist
  • Residential counselor
  • Academic advisor

Employment settings to explore

  • Hospital
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Individual and family services
  • Government – local, state, federal
  • Insurance carrier
  • Nursing care facility

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