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Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Build career skills with a BS in Psychology Pre-Counseling and Therapy

As you pursue your  BS in Psychology Pre-Counseling and Therapy, we’ll help you understand how your coursework connects to your professional goals. Explore the practical value of your studies and learn how expanding your skill set can help shape your career.

Track and build your skills in psychology pre-counseling and therapy

Our BS in Psychology Pre-Counseling and Therapy program offers a variety of courses that can help you develop career skills. So how do you know which courses are best for your professional growth? Start by setting goals. Make a list of career-related skills and identify any knowledge gaps you may have. Then look for the courses that can help you gain those skills or build on your knowledge. As you complete courses, track your progress and practice regularly so that you stay on top of the latest industry trends. Our Career Development Center can help you with your resume and job search as you learn each new skill.

Develop professional traits that can help you pursue your career

Cultivating professional traits is another means to stand out in the workplace. For the BS in Psychology Pre-Counseling and Therapy program, we focus on helping you to be:

  • Able to manage time
  • Able to manage stress
  • Able to prioritize
  • An active listener
  • An effective communicator
  • Detail oriented
  • Empathetic
  • Inclusive
  • Self-aware
  • Organized

Counseling and therapy career skills taught in our BS in Psychology Pre-Counseling and Therapy program

After you graduate from this program, you’ll be prepared to continue your studies at the graduate level or pursue entry-level careers in a variety of public and private employment settings in which psychology knowledge and skills are used to promote human welfare.

Organizational and communication skills

  • Communicate effectively with employees, managers, students and parents through written and verbal communication, active listening and empathy
  • Build and maintain relationships with others and work effectively with a variety of people
  • Prioritize tasks and focus on the most important ones using effective project and time management
  • Identify and solve problems efficiently
  • Identify and summarize credible sources and provide evidence-backed suggestions

Interpersonal and clinical skills

  • Communicate effectively with clients, families and other professionals by listening attentively and building rapport
  • Collect and interpret information about people to understand their needs
  • Develop and implement effective intervention plans based on needs and goals
  • Understand and appreciate different cultures and provide services that are sensitive to the cultural needs of those around you
  • Use a variety of interventions to help people achieve their goals, such as therapy, medication and referral to other services

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