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Bachelor of Science in Counseling and Community Psychology

Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Counseling and Community Psychology is critical to meeting the high demand of graduates needed to support mental health in the state and the nation. Preparation in these careers have been described as having a faster-than-average job growth. The Bachelor of Science in Counseling and Community Psychology at NMSU offers an undergraduate program that prepares students to work at the bachelor’s level with a focus on interpersonal skills, case management, awareness of mental health issues, understanding human behavior, and multicultural awareness. Alternatively, the CCP undergraduate major prepares students for graduate school in order to become practitioners in the field of psychology with an additional focus on research and professional psychology practice opportunities.

Explore the Bachelor of Science in Counseling and Community Psychology degree program

The Bachelor of Science in Counseling and Community Psychology at NMSU is designed to allow students the opportunity to double major and begin coursework toward licensure as a Substance Abuse Associate. The program’s focus on human relations and diversity will allow students to apply these unique skills to other fields.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

NMSU helps to keep your tuition costs affordable. But if you need financial help, NMSU is ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education to earn your Counseling and Community Psychology bachelor’s degree.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU Online students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.

Overview

Degree type: Bachelor of Science in Counseling and Community Psychology

College: College of Health, Education and Social Transformation

Department: Counseling and Educational Psychology

Delivery formats: 100% online

Program length: Full-time (3 years); part-time (4-5 years)

Cost per credit hour:  

  • Graduate online: $380.20*† 
  • Active Military online: $250*† 

Accredited by: NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

*For NMSU Online programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Online programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.

†For on-campus students, find tuition and fees here.

B.S. in Counseling and Community Psychology

A degree in Counseling and Community Psychology can prepare you to work for agencies that promote mental health wellness. Additionally, the degree lends itself to graduate studies in fields such as clinical mental health counseling, school psychology, and counseling psychology.

Quick Fact

The U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics reports a median salary of $42,230 for Social and Community Service Manager

What can you do with a Counseling and Community Psychology bachelor’s degree from NMSU Online?

Careers Positions

NMSU graduates of the Counseling and Community Psychology bachelor’s degree program will be prepared for the workforce and a range of professional positions that require degrees in Psychology, including: 

  • Mental Health Para-Professional
  • Behavioral Health Technician
  • Community Case Worker
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Social and Community Human Service Assistant

Program Curriculum

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As a Counseling and Community Psychology major at NMSU, you will learn and develop a variety of real-world skills in such key areas as interpersonal skills, case management, awareness of mental health issues, understanding human behavior, and multicultural awareness. Students must complete all university degree requirements, which include General Education requirements, viewing a Wider World requirements and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits but may be needed to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework. The General Education requirements may be completed with transfer credits from any previous institutions.

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