Counseling Psychology

The Counseling Psychology major provides academic preparation in foundational psychological and counseling concepts, intellectual preparation through advanced studies of theory and philosophy of persons and relationships, and professional preparation in counseling laboratory and practicum events. Knowledge of the Bible and an understanding of human personality are combined in teaching psychology and counseling. Psychology and theology are integrated while retaining priority on evangelical doctrine and biblical authority. Students are encouraged to seek emotional wholeness and spiritual maturity, realizing healthy persons make better counselors.


  • Social Work
  • Counseling in Ministry

Program Layout

Our Counseling Psychology degree is a 126 hour program that includes 69 hours of general education courses (including 30 hours of Bible and Theology), 15 hours of open electives, and 42 hours in Counseling Psychology-specific courses. Classes include Christ-Centered Counseling, Crisis & Trauma Therapy, Counseling for Addictions, Premarital & Marital Counseling, Developmental Psychology, Personality Theories, and Abnormal Psychology.

Program Benefits

Online & On-Campus Enrollment

At Toccoa Falls College, our degree in counseling psychology can be completed online or in-person on our serene campus. The online bachelor's degree in psychology and counseling has been increasing in popularity in recent years, as more students are craving a blended approach to learning that allows them to balance their personal responsibilities and take control of their educational path. Students who are enrolled in our online Christian counseling psychology degree have the ability to complete their coursework asynchronously, often while working full-time or caring for their families. The customized path that they take still allows them to complete their degree on time and pursue a career in counseling psychology.

What Can You Do With a Counseling Psychology Degree?

The counseling psychology degree programs at TFC are uniquely designed to provide students with the skills they need within the framework of a Christian environment. Our graduates are able to work closely with their clients in an empathetic and compassionate manner, and they are able to rely on their Christian background in order to provide them with faith-based counseling services. In addition, they develop practical skills, such as how to evaluate a client, how to maintain accurate records and how to develop a treatment plan that is customized to meet the needs of the individual. The Christian counseling psychology degree is a specialized degree program that prepares graduates for a successful career in their chosen field. Some of the counseling psychology jobs that are available include:
  • Counseling Psychologist — Most students who earn a degree in counseling psychology go on to work as a counseling psychologist. Counseling psychologists work with a diverse range of clients, often helping them learn how to manage their stress, improve their emotional health and minimize negative behaviors.
  • Career Counselor — A career counselor is another option for counseling psychology degree holders. A career counselor works with individuals to provide them with advice and guidance as to the next best steps in their career.
  • Group Counselor — A group counselor often works with clients in group-based settings, facilitating discussions and helping group members learn how to relate to one another.
  • Clinical Social Worker — A clinical social worker may work in a school, a hospital, in private practice or for a non-profit organization. They advocate for the needs of their clients and work to connect them with helpful community resources.
  • School Counselor — A school counselor works in an educational building, often helping students cope with challenges that they are facing at the time and assisting them as they work toward their academic and personal goals.
Learn more about our Counseling Psychology degree by emailing us. To learn more about attending classes at TFC, schedule an in-person or virtual campus visit. You can also schedule a virtual meeting with an advisor, athletic coach, professor or current student who can answer any specific questions you have about Toccoa Falls College.
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