B.S. in Counseling Psychology

Toccoa Falls College

Program Description

B.S. in Counseling Psychology

Toccoa Falls College

A degree in Counseling Psychology prepares you for service within the community, the church and the family through the ministry of counseling. The Counseling Psychology Department combines the concepts of psychology and the skills of counseling within the principles of Scripture and then integrates them into practical application. The integration of one’s faith into the workplace is a challenge to all Christians, but especially for counselors who are sought out by those seeking personal changes.

As a student, you will receive an 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. You are also encouraged to seek emotional wholeness and spiritual maturity, realizing healthy persons make better counselors.

The Counseling faculty represents varied disciplines with combined years totaling 102 years of counseling and teaching experience in a variety of settings. The disciplines include a Counseling Psychologist, an Adventure-Based Counselor, a Pastoral Counselor and two Licensed Professional Counselors, one of whom specializes in Human Sexuality and Gender Identity issues. Their broad spectrum of expertise will afford you the ideal training for future ministry in any counseling context.

General Education – 69 hours

Bible & Theology – 30 hours

  • BIB 213 Hermeneutics
  • BSF 103 Foundations of Spiritual Formation
  • NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament
  • NTE ___ New Testament Elective
  • OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • OTE ___ Old Testament Elective
  • SYT 303 Introduction to Theology
  • 3 hours Theology Elective from SYT or THE
  • 6 hours of Bible/Theology Electives from any BIB, BMI, GRK 333, 343, HEB 223, 333, 343, NTE, OTE, SYT, THE, or approved integrative courses

Humanities – 18 hours

  • COM 113 Introduction to Communication
  • ENG 113 Freshman Composition I
  • ENG 123 Freshman Composition II
  • HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture
  • 3 hours Philosophy Elective from PHY 113 or PHY 243
  • 3 hours Literature Elective from AML or ENG

Social Sciences – 12 hours

  • CSG 113 Introduction to Counseling
  • PSY 113 General Psychology
  • 3 hours History Elective
  • 3 hours Social Science Elective from ANT, ECO, GHY, HIS, POL, or SOC

Computer, Science & Mathematics – 9 hours

  • MAT 253 Introduction to Statistics
  • SCI 113 Scientific Literacy or other science elective
  • 3-4 hours Elective from BIO, CHM, CSC, MAT, PHS or SCI

Major – 42 hours

CSG Psychology Core – 39 hours

  • CSG 233 Counseling Skills I
  • CSG 243 Counseling Skills II
  • CSG 333 Crisis & Trauma Therapy
  • CSG 363 Family Therapy
  • CSG 383 Christ-Centered Counseling
  • CSG 443 Premarital & Marital Counseling
  • CSG 463 Group Counseling
  • PSY 243 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 353 Personality Theories
  • PSY 363 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 413 Research Methods in Psychology or
  • PSY 423 Tests & Measurements
  • PSY 493 Senior Seminar
  • CSG 473 Counseling Internship or
  • PSY 473 Psychology Research Project

CSG Psychology Electives – 3 hours

  • CSG 403 Independent Study of 3 extra internship credits
  • CSG 423 Counseling for Addictions
  • CSG 453X Counseling Adolescents
  • PSY 343 Psychology of Religion
  • PSY 253 Human Sexuality
  • PSY 323 Educational Psychology
  • PSY 473 Psychology Research Project

Minor or Open Electives – 15 hours

Total = 126 hours

Entry Requirements

Standardized Testing

TFC requires all students who have attempted less than 12 college-level credits to take the Scholastic Achievement Test (S.A.T.) or the American College Test (A.C.T.) as part of the admissions process. Students should arrange to have scores sent directly from the testing agencies to the Office of Admissions at TFC. The college will also accept scores reported on official high school transcripts.

Students can find information on the S.A.T. at www.collegeboard.com. The S.A.T. school code for TFC is 5799. Students can find information on the A.C.T. at www.act.org. The A.C.T. school code for TFC is 0868.

High School Curriculum

TFC recommends that students complete the following high school coursework in preparation for study at the college level:

  • 4 courses in English (Grammar, American Literature, World Literature, Advanced Composition)
  • 3 courses in Math (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry)
  • 3 courses in Natural Science
  • 3 courses in Social Studies (US History, World History, Government)
  • 6 additional units in academic study

Students should select additional units from English, Math, Natural Science, Social Studies, Foreign Languages, Fine Arts, Physical Education, or Computer Technology.


TFC evaluates each student’s academic preparedness as part of the admissions file. The college requires each student to graduate from a high school program or to have verification of results of the General Educational Development test. Students are evaluated for admission based on a variety of factors including high school grade point average, S.A.T. or A.C.T. test scores, and references. In addition, the college reserves the right to request additional references, essays or personal interviews prior to making an admissions decision.

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Last updated February 8, 2018
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126 hours
Full time
21,334 USD
USA - Toccoa Falls, Georgia
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