Bachelor of Science in Psychology Psychology Pre-Counseling & Therapy courses

Psychology Pre-Counseling & Therapy coursework overview

Coursework tailored to your learning preferences

  • Capella sets the deadlines
  • Weekly online interactions
  • Learn on your time
  • 100% online

Planning for your degree

  • total quarter credits:
  • Quarter length: 10 weeks
  • Course length: 10 weeks
  • Break: 3 weeks between quarters

Course requirements

  • Core 9 courses
  • Elective 9-19 courses
  • General Education 8-13 courses
  • Capstone 1 course
  • Specialization 3-6 courses
  • Master's level 3 courses

Example program course sequence

This example course sequence takes course prerequisites into account, so it can be helpful as a general guide when you register for courses. The number of courses you take in a quarter and the time it takes for you to complete your program can vary. Your academic coach can help answer any course registration questions.

What can I expect in the courseroom?

Each unit consists of readings, discussions and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Most deadlines for coursework occur on Thursdays and/or Sundays but may vary by program and course. In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

How will I be graded?

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments, based on criteria outlined in the rubric. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

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At least 180 quarter credits, including a minimum of 54 quarter credits from the 3000 level and above.

One or more courses in this program may require a prerequisite(s). Refer to the course descriptions for details.

Learners who do not complete all program requirements within quarter credit/program point minimums will be required to accrue such additional quarter credits/program points as are associated with any additional or repeat coursework necessary for successful completion of program requirements.

† Learners who are determined to need additional support developing academic and professional writing and reading skills based on academic assessment must take PSYC1003 during their first quarter.

‡ Learners who have completed PSYC1003 are required to take PSYC2003. Learners who are not required to take PSYC1003 are placed in PSYC2002.

§ Learners who have completed PSYC1003 choose 45 quarter credits of additional undergraduate elective courses, with 6 quarter credits of upper division undergraduate courses. 

This specialization is not accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Capella University cannot guarantee eligibility for licensure, endorsement, other professional credential, or salary advancement. State licensing regulations and professional standards vary; learners are responsible for understanding and complying with the requirements of the state in which they intend to work. For more information, see the professional licensure disclosures for this program on Capella’s website.

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