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Christian Counseling

The Counseling degree opens doors to a diverse group of social service fields focused on improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. Counseling helps individuals understand human behavior and enhances interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills. HPU’s program integrates social and behavioral science with the Christian faith. Graduates from this program are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level jobs in social services. This degree also prepares students for graduate training in mental health and social service fields, including the Master’s in Counseling at HPU University.

The B.S. in Christian Counseling offers several emphasis options including: General Psychology emphasis, Organizational Psychology emphasis, and Sports Psychology emphasis.

HPU Christian Counseling Bachelor's Degree Core Course Requirements
36 hours - General Education Courses (Click here to view required Gen. Ed. Requirements)
42 hours - Religious Education Courses (Click here to view required R.E. Requirements)
42 hours - Major Core Courses ( See Core Requirements Below)

  • HLTH 451 - Stress Management

    • Analysis of causative and psycho-social stresses, intervening physiological mechanism, and prevention and control.​

  • PHIL 202 - Critical Thinking 

    • Introduction, inductive logic, logical fallacies, and basic forms of valid reasoning.​

  • PHIL 340 - Philosophy of Mind

    • Discussion of the nature of the mind and its relation to the world. Survey of topics to include the mind/body problem, consciousness, artificial intelligence, mental representation, and perception.​

  • PSYC 200 - Psychology Science

    • Application of the scientific method to psychology with a focus on critical thinking, research methods, and APA-style writing. Introduction to professional issues in psychology, including ethics, graduate school, and career paths.​

  • PSYC 315 - Psychology Statistics

    • Scientific method, data analysis, and psychological report writing.​

  • PSYC 321 - Psychology of Substance Abuse

    • Symptomology, environmental factors, treatment options, and pharmacology of substance abuse.​

  • PSYC 330 - Social Psychology

    • Social influences on human thought, emotion, and behavior.​

  • PSYC 340 - Theories of Personality

    • Theoretical traditions and psychological domains relevant to the study of personality. Development of and application of various theories of personality.

  • PSYC 400 - Professional Issues in Psychology

    • Instruction, review, and experience in professional issues. Ethics, cultural issues and awareness, and integration of psychological principles and values into personal and career development.​

  • PSYC 455 - Human Psychology Development

    • Life cycle from birth to death with emphasis on the major theories of growth, development and aging.​

  • Area of Emphasis Elective

  • Area of Emphasis Elective

  • Area of Emphasis Elective

  • Area of Emphasis Elective