The intent of the psychology program is to provide a comprehensive plan of study that will introduce you to many subfields of psychology and prepare you for a number of human services careers and graduate programs. Although graduate degrees are required to pursue licensure as a psychologist, counselor, or social worker, Waldorf University psychology majors should be prepared to enter these degree programs upon graduation. Through graduate studies, students may choose to specialize in areas including clinical, experimental, developmental, social, cognitive, human factors, sports, industrial/organizational, health, and forensics.

Mental Health and Counseling Concentration

Waldorf’s Bachelor of Science in psychology with a concentration in mental health and counseling prepares you with the theoretical basis for graduate school. This program provides you with knowledge and skills in mental health to better inform and participate in your community. The concentration includes courses on psychological assessment, marriage and family counseling, addiction and rehabilitation issues, and general mental health issues.

This program is available online only.

B.A./B.S. Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the core curriculum and the curriculum for the major, totaling 120 credits
  • A grade of C or higher in all coursework in the major and, if applicable, in the concentration(s)
  • 2.00 cumulative grade point average for work completed at Waldorf
  • Minimum of 36 upper-division credit hours

Review the complete list of core requirements for this program.

Major/Core Requirements
Requirements Credit Hours
Core Requirements 60
Major Requirements 60
Courses Required for Major 30
Professional Electives 15
Concentration 12
Remaining Professional Electives 3
Grand Total: 120
Mental Health Concentration Requirements
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
PSY 3210 Close Relationships 3
PSY 3220 Health Psychology 3
PSY 4515 Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination 3
PSY 4560 Psychological Assessment 3
Total Concentration Credit Hours: 12