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Psychology Pre-Counseling & Therapy
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 and therapy 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 or therapy 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 multiple areas to prepare you for a master’s degree in school counseling, marriage and family therapy or clinical mental health counseling at Capella.

Credit for Prior Learning

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

Study with scholar-practitioners

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

Classes start June 3

Apply today with no application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 8–13 General education courses
  • 9 Core courses
  • 3 Master's-level courses
  • 9–19 Elective courses
  • 3–6 Specialization courses
  • 1 Capstone course
  • 180 Total quarter 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.

Pre-Counselling & Therapy Career Skills

What can you do with a BS in Psychology Pre-Counseling & Therapy 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 & Therapy.

Job titles to explore

  • Academic advisor
  • Career counselor
  • Caseworker
  • Child protective investigator
  • Mental health associate
  • Rehabilitation specialist

Employment settings to explore

  • Administration of public health programs
  • Child and youth services
  • Colleges, universities and professional schools
  • Correctional institutions
  • Elementary and secondary schools
  • Executive offices
  • General medical and surgical hospitals
  • Other general government support
  • Outpatient mental health and substance abuse centers
  • Residential mental health and substance abuse facilities
  • Vocational rehabilitation services

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

Articles and resources

Expand your perspective on academic and career topics with articles and resources from Capella University.

Collaborative Efforts in Counseling, Clinical Psychology and Social Work

An overview of the similarities, differences and collaborative opportunities between counseling, clinical psychology and social work.

Financing Guide

We can help you understand education financing, review your options, and explore ways to save on your degree.

Helping Professions Guide

Explore paths and programs that leverage your unique interests to help build a better world.