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Department of Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Clinical Concentration


Our B.A. in Psychology with a Clinical Concentration is ideal for students who think they may become counselors or seek an entry-level position in a counseling-related field. In this concentration, students take a specified 12 credits that provide a firm grounding in the basics of counseling.



Psychology Major, B.A

with Clinical Concentration

Introduction to Social Research (3)

Introduction to Psychology* (3)

Life Span Development (3)

Statistical Methods in Psychology (3)

Principles of Sociology (3)


One of the following:

Cognition (3)

Social Psychology (3)


One of the following:

Experimental Psychology (3)

Psychological Testing (3)


Each of the following:

History and Systems of Psychology (3)

Psychology Seminar (3)

Human Biology (4)*


Clinical Concentration

Group Dynamics (3)

Abnormal Psychology (3)

Counseling Theories (3)

Counseling Skills (3)


Three additional PSY elective credits

*Also meets general education requirements




For a printable version of the curriculum requirements and the types of courses you would be taking as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Counseling Concentration, visit our Online Course Catalog.

(Course catalog and major brochure include PDF files. Click here for the Adobe® PDF Reader®)

Recommended course sequence for Psychology B.A. with Clinical Concentration



How to Apply

To apply for admission to Messiah College, simply call and request an application at 1-800-233-4220 or apply online! Open House dates and major-specific events are scheduled throughout the year. Students may arrange for a variety of visit options to suit their interests and schedule.




Contact Dr. John Bechtold; Department Chair (717) 796-1800, ext. 7023




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