BACHELOR’S IN COUNSELING AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Accelerate your career in counseling at UHC.
Speed up your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in our early entry program
In our bachelor’s degree program, you’ll develop an understanding of human behavior throughout the lifespan. You’ll also learn the foundational skills in counseling: researching, assessing and interviewing. You’ll get a grounding in psychological theories and learn how to assess for addictive behavior.
Earning a UHC bachelor’s degree in counseling is your first step in becoming a licensed professional counselor, which typically requires a master’s degree and several years of supervised clinical work.
At UHC, you can earn a bachelor’s and master’s in less time by starting the early-entry program senior year.
Our bachelor’s program also prepares you for entry-level roles in counseling, such as social work technician, case management assistant or government social services worker.
Once you dive into your major courses, you’ll see your confidence grow as you learn best practices from professional counselors who will teach you how to bring healing and hope to countless lives.
Human Growth and Development
Study the factors that influence the developmental process throughout a person’s life span — including physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development.
Explore sexual health and disorders, gender, and the psychosocial impact of human sexuality on society.
Learn how to alleviate the impact of stress on others when a crisis unfolds. You’ll mobilize resources for people affected directly and indirectly.
Learn a variety of ways to treat addiction.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
With a bachelor’s in counseling, psychology, and applied behavioral sciences, you could:
- Become a psychological technician in a hospital unit or battered women’s shelter.
- Work as a state probation officer.
- Pursue a master’s degree toward licensure.
- And more.
Mallory Ottaway took advantage of UHC’s early-entry graduate counseling program to accelerate her master’s degree and start her career counseling people at every stage of their lives.
MASTER’S IN COUNSELING
Use your talents to improve the world
Build the skills to help people overcome their most personal challenges
With a UHC master’s degree in counseling, you can:
- Help children adapt to their surroundings and perform better in school and life.
- Counsel spouses on how to improve their relationships.
- Work through emotional issues or mental disorders with families.
In the final year of your master’s degree, you’ll counsel clients under the supervision of a licensed therapist.
MA counseling, early entry*
MA counseling, clinical mental health*
MA counseling, marriage, couple and family*
MA counseling, schools*
PhD counseling, counselor education and supervision*
* Flexible program with evening classes for working adults
WHERE OUR GRADS WORK
- Catholic Charities
- Sheriffs’ Offices
- Behavioral Health Groups
- Diversion Programs
Earn your bachelor’s and master’s in 6 years through the early entry program
Average class size
Train at the Thomas E. Chambers Counseling Center
Career up with an in-demand degree, and build the confidence to use your talents to serve others.
Choose a top-quality private university experience — without all the loans. Graduate with less debt than at any private college in the region.
A welcoming community
Join a campus community that feels like family. Our Catholic heritage welcomes all faiths and promotes the ideals of service to others.
You’ll never be treated like Student #47 in a mega-class of 200. You’ll build close bonds with classmates, faculty and staff that drive your career forward.