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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 ba cc imagePsychology Major, B.A with Clinical Concentration

47 credits

(credit hours shown in parentheses)

Each of the following:

  • Writing for Psychology (1)
  • Introduction to Psychology* (3)
  • Life Span Development (3)
  • Statistical Methods in Psychology (3)
  • Social Psychology (3)
  • Research Methods in Psychology (3)
  • History and Systems in Psychology (3)
  • Psychology Seminar (3)
  • Human Biology* (4)

One of the following:

  • Cognition (3)
  • Biological Basis of Behavior (3)

One of the following:

  • Experimental Psychology (3)
  • Psychological Testing (3)

Each of the following (clinical concentration):

  • Personality (3)
  • Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • Counseling Theories (3)
  • Counseling Skills (3)

One of the following:

  • Internship (3)
  • Psychology Practicum (3)

*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.

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