May 20, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies, Psychology and Counseling Concentration, BA

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BA in Liberal Studies: Psychology and Counseling
AU Seattle
Credits for Degree: 180 quarter credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Classroom
Standard time to completion: 36 months

Program Overview

The goal of the Psychology and Counseling concentration is to prepare students for both graduate study in psychology or social work and/or work in the field, with the ultimate goal of working as case management, advocacy or counseling professionals. Students with interdisciplinary interests in areas such as art and psychology (or art therapy), drama and psychology (drama therapy) or writing and psychology, might also pursue this structured concentration. In addition, students with a BA degree might pursue this concentration if they are interested in working in case management, advocacy, community organizing, human service delivery, social justice work within human services, or related policy work. Viable employment options for students completing this area of concentration include work within non- profit organizations that address such needs as homeless youth and/or adults, people with disabilities, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, or within city, county or state (DSHS) human services departments.

Current Tuition and Fees

University Tuition and Fees  

Sample Community-Based Learning Experiences:

  • Volunteer with families in need at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Service learning project at Lambert House, which serves gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth
  • Counseling internship with a mental health agency

Sample Synthesis Projects:

  • Advocacy project working for human rights for those with mental illness
  • Review of the research on the application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy to female adolescents with substance abuse problems
  • Oral history project with family members examining the role of depression in three generations of women’s lives

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