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Explore the Bachelor of Science in Counseling and Community Psychology at NMSU Online

There is a high need for caring professionals to support mental health in the State of New Mexico and our nation. An NMSU Online bachelor's degree in Counseling and Community Psychology prepares you to work for agencies that promote mental health wellness.

This NMSU Online degree program 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.

Additionally, the Counseling and Community Psychology undergraduate major prepares NMSU Online students for graduate study in fields such as clinical mental health counseling, school psychology, and counseling psychology.

Great opportunity for double majors

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

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 format: 100% online

Road Map: Review Course Offerings

Cost per credit hour:  

  • Graduate online: $395.40*† 
  • 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.

Program Highlights and Learning Outcomes

NMSU Online's Counseling and Community Psychology majors develop a variety of real-world skills. As mentioned above, this degree also lends itself to advanced graduate studies in fields such as clinical mental health counseling, school psychology, and counseling psychology.

Students in Counseling and Community Psychology at NMSU Online can expect to: 

  • Perform academic, clinical, and research in the behavioral sciences.
  • Build therapeutic skills under the supervision of licensed professionals.
  • Help people with emotional, physical, and mental health issues improve their sense of well-being and alleviate feelings of distress.

Career Pathways

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:

  • Behavioral Health Technician
  • Community Case Worker
  • Mental Health Paraprofessional
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Social and Community Human Service Assistant

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 Bachelor of Science in Counseling and Community Psychology 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.

Contact Financial Aid

Phone: 1-888-729-6678
Email: onlineFA@nmsu.edu

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