BS in Psychology with an Emphasis in Community Counseling

Why the BS in Psychology, Community Counseling program? 

The program provides a curriculum to prepare undergraduate students for a workforce role as a mental health counselor as well as graduate education in psychology, public health, social work, medicine, psychiatric nursing etc. 

The student to faculty ratio provides opportunities for students to align with faculty mentors for clinical and research opportunities. The program has a unique CDU Advantage focusing on health disparities, equity and social justice. The program also offers coursework that prepares students to obtain jobs in the healthcare field with an earned B.S. degree. 

Additional Experiences 

Internship and clinical experiences are elective. Students can work with community agencies and/or academic research. Examples of opportunities include but are not limited to the following: 

  • SART-Substance Abuse Research Training Program 
  • Research opportunities with CDU faculty  
  • Internships at Spectrum  
The psychology program at CDU has inspired me to pursue a career in child psychological development.”
Heidy Campos
Heidy Campos , BSPSY student

Career Options

Students who complete the BS in Psychology, Community Counseling program pursue careers such as: 

  • Mental Health Counselor 
  • Substance Abuse Counselor   
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis Technician   
  • Case Manager

Students can also pursue advanced degrees in Psychology (Clinical, Counseling, School, Forensic, Industrial/Organizational), Social Work, Marriage and Family, Education, Public Health, Nursing, Medicine, and more. 

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Questions? Contact Us.

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Candice Goldstein, PhD, CADC-III
Program Director Psychology

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The BS in Psychology, Community Counseling program has full approval from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).  

WASC Senior College and University Commission