Bachelor of Science and
Master of Arts in Professional Counseling
This major in Professional Counseling will provide students with the knowledge and skills to deliver entry level services to individuals, couples, and families. Through an integrative approach, students will explore the elements of a strong biblical foundation to address human needs with professionally oriented training in the helping process. The program has two concentrations that students may choose to pursue: Marriage & Family Counseling or Mental Health Counseling. This major can be taken as a 4-year program to earn a bachelor’s degree or as a 5-year program to earn both bachelor’s and master’s degree. Students will be challenged to consider personal experiences as they build an understanding of marriage and family issues, mental health and spiritual development in the context of the counseling relationship.
This 5-year accelerated program prepares students for work delivering professional counseling services in church, parachurch, or agency settings. Both program concentrations set the foundation for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Graduates have the option to pursue the National Certified Counselor credential as well. Upon completion of the program students have secured employment at residential treatment facilities, outpatient treatment centers, private agencies, and in church and ministry settings.