BS – Psychology Pre-Counseling
Capella University

Program Details

You’ll be able to build your psychology knowledge base while starting your graduate studies, with this online BS in Psychology with a Pre-Counseling emphasis. Three graduate level courses are built into the curriculum at Capella, enabling you to get a jumpstart on your online Clinical Counseling Master’s, should you decide to pursue that pathway. There are three areas to concentrate your studies:  Marriage & Family Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. Regardless of your interest, core classes usually include:

  • Introduction to Psychology of Personality
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Survey of Research in Human Development for Professional Counselors
  • Counseling and Advocacy with Diverse Populations

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

  • Higher Learning Commission:, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official High School Transcript/GED Score

Additional Info

  • It is highly recommended that applicants be at least 24 years old; special exceptions may apply.
  • Applicants who do not have any credits eligible for transfer must successfully complete a university approved reading and writing assessment.