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.



Undergraduate degrees

AS addictions counseling
BS addictions counseling
AS juvenile counseling
BS applied behavioral science
BS psychology
BS social counseling

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Counseling Program


Course highlights

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.

Courses include:

Human Growth and Development

Study the factors that influence the developmental process throughout a person’s life span — including physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development.

Human Sexuality

Explore sexual health and disorders, gender, and the psychosocial impact of human sexuality on society.

Crisis Intervention

Learn how to alleviate the impact of stress on others when a crisis unfolds. You’ll mobilize resources for people affected directly and indirectly.

Addictions Counseling

Learn a variety of ways to treat addiction.

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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.


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.


Graduate degrees

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

All programs also available online


  • Catholic Charities
  • Sheriffs’ Offices
  • Schools
  • Behavioral Health Groups
  • Diversion Programs


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Earn your bachelor’s and master’s in 6 years through the early entry program


Average class size

Clinical Training

Train at the Thomas E. Chambers Counseling Center

Why UHC?

In-demand Careers

Career up with an in-demand degree, and build the confidence to use your talents to serve others.


Private-university quality

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.


Personal bonds

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.


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