Our psychological science major with an emphasis in counseling psychology is a comprehensive program that’ll give you a deep understanding of human behavior and mental processes, as well as the theories and techniques of counseling and psychotherapy. This major is ideal if you’re interested in pursuing a career in counseling, social work, or a related field.
This emphasis features courses that cover a range of topics, including abnormal psychology, human development, cognitive psychology, and counseling theories and techniques. These courses will provide you with a strong foundation in psychological science and prepare you for graduate counseling programs and your career.
You’ll also gain practical skills and experience through internships in counseling settings. These will help you apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to real-world situations and begin to build your professional network.
As a Lynchburg student in this program, you’ll:
- Gain a deep understanding of the complexities of the human mind and how it influences behavior.
- Study a wide range of counseling and psychotherapy theories and techniques that are used in the field.
- Participate in hands-on internships in real counseling settings to put your skills into practice and build your experience.
- Prepare for graduate school and a fulfilling career in counseling, social work, or a related field.