Jack W. Schmidt, Chairperson
Allison A. Buskirk-Cohen
The Counseling Psychology major at Delaware Valley College offers a unique opportunity for students interested in understanding the human psyche and helping others. Unlike general psychology programs offered at other schools, the Counseling Psychology major provides students with advanced training in counseling psychology so they are better prepared to join the mental health profession.
The Counseling Psychology curriculum is consistent with American Psychological Association guidelines. The curriculum includes 19 credits of counseling foundation classes, 18 credits of counseling concentration classes, and 18 credits of advanced counseling psychology electives that will enhance students' understanding of this field. The curriculum is practitioner-oriented, rather than research-oriented, in accordance with Delaware Valley College's emphasis on professional studies.
The total number of credits required for graduation with a degree in Counseling Psychology is 125, which includes 4 credits for completion of the Experiential Learning Program.
The Experiential Learning Program (ExLP) at Delaware Valley College is a graduation requirement for all full-time undergraduate students. Students can choose from multiple experiential learning activities and will earn 4 credits for the ExLP depending on their major's program requirements.
- Full-time undergraduate students must complete a minimum of two experiential learning activities with at least one for academic credit.
- Students must have completed 27 credits to enroll in Experiential Learning Activities.
- All students must complete an introductory course prior to enrolling in any Experiential Learning Activities.
Students must consult with their Department Chair for specific major requirements to complete the Experiential Learning Program.