Counseling is an application of psychology that focuses on helping others work through affecting life experiences. In order to be a good counselor, you’ll want to be a good listener who exhibits compassion and empathy. Those qualities, coupled with training in mental and emotional health, will prepare you to change the world, one person at a time.
Here’s what makes the Mount’s Counseling/Psychology or Human Services program unique:
Learn about Counseling/Psychology or Human Services academic requirements and courses here.
For your first three years at the Mount, your course curriculum will look very similar to that of our other Psychology or Human Services majors. You’ll take your General Education and introductory courses in your major, followed by upper-level courses in the subject and a required internship. In your junior year, you will also apply for admission to the master’s program at Pace.
Following acceptance to the master’s program, in your fourth year at the Mount, you’ll also begin taking classes at Pace. These four, 3-credit classes will count as electives towards your undergraduate degree as well. At the end of your fourth year, you’ll graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Human Services from the Mount and take courses exclusively at Pace University towards a master’s degree.
In order to be eligible for this program, you must maintain a 3.0+ overall GPA and a 3.2+ GPA in your major.
As with our traditional Psychology or Human Services majors, you’ll benefit from opportunities for applied research with professors, small class sizes that foster real world training, and giving back to the community both inside and outside the classroom.
After receiving a master’s degree in Counseling or Mental Health Counseling, you’ll be prepared to help others as a therapist or counselor for a variety of age groups and specialities (ie. family, marriage, addiction, etc.).
Here’s how some of our Counseling/Psychology or Human Services alumni are using their degrees: