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Bachelor of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Knowledge and fieldwork for rewarding careers

Expect to combine research and theory with project-based learning from your earliest days at APU. Work with your academic adviser to customize learning based on your personal and professional goals. Incorporate Alaska as your classroom for unique fieldwork for academic credit.

Counseling Psychology imparts knowledge for a meaningful life. Gain work-ready skills in project management, teamwork, oral and written communication and critical thinking.

Our graduates compete successfully for

  • careers in behavioral and mental health
  • employment as supervisors, administrators and trainers
  • acceptance to graduate school, including APU’s master’s program in counseling psychology

‘I’ve learned that to be an effective leader – on campus and out in the world – it’s all about relationships. Counseling psychology at APU is a great place to start.’ – Garrett Okonek, Founding editor of Turnagain Currents, APU literary magazine

Expand your community, enhance your degree

Elective courses take you out of the classroom and into the community for first-hand knowledge of Counseling Psychology careers. Intern at a crisis pregnancy center. Travel to Hawaii to explore therapeutic uses of mindfulness. Apply your knowledge of art and therapy by working with a local neighborhood on a social justice mural.

Build your resume by joining a Counseling Psychology travel course. Recent destinations include Malawi in southeast Africa where APU students and faculty engage local people in community psychology projects.


 Major Studies


  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Sophomore Seminar: Introduction to Professional Psychology
  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Making Sense of Statistics: Applications to the Behavioral Sciences
  • Methods of Investigation: Research in Psychology
  • Going to Extremes: Abnormal
  • Psychology Field Experience Senior Project
  • Adjustment and Change
  • Mindfulness: Exploring Mind-Body
  • Psychology
  • Art and Therapy
  • Creativity, Madness, and Self
  • Expression
  • Intimacy, Relationships, and Sexuality
  • Healing with Story
  • Community Psychology
  • Psychotherapeutic Uses of the Wilderness
  • Counseling Skills
  • Sports Psychology
  • Ecopsychology
  • Psychopathology for Movie Lovers
  • Psychology of Spirituality and
  • Religion
  • Love, Couples, and Family
  • Psychology of Substance Use and
  • Dependency
  • Psychology of Women
  • Personality: Theories and
  • Perspectives
  • Social Psychology
  • Positive Psychology


Application Date Requirements

1 month prior to the start of block or session class

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