Bachelor's Degree in Counseling (pre-professional)

If helping people overcome life’s challenges is your passion, consider a bachelor's degree in counseling. Counseling can provide a great foundation for a wide range of careers. For example, you may find work providing therapeutic advice for those struggling with addiction, family conflicts, spiritual crises, and more.


As part of this program, you have access to the following courses.

Major Studies

  • Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • Addictive Behavior and Recovery
  • Introduction to Counseling and Social Work Practice I
  • Counseling Adult Populations
  • Advanced Counseling Methods and Social Work Practice II
  • Behavioral Science Research
  • Methods and Techniques in Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Advanced General Counseling
  • Field Practicum
  • Psychology of Selfhood and the Christian Faith
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
  • Cultural Issues in the Helping Professions
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Crisis Intervention and Management
  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Psychology of Religion
  • Human Sexuality

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Personal Support

Get access to full on-campus support and resources. Students at SAGU can take advantage of included support from the Career Center for job training and assistance, the Wellness Center for fitness classes and facilities, the Counseling Center and more. Plus, our small class sizes create an atmosphere where you have one-on-one interactions with faculty who invest in your performance and well-being.


SAGU students graduate with 20% less debt on average than other private universities. Our Financial Aid team happily helps you secure grants, scholarships and other federal financial resources to make your college investment.

Financial Assistance

When choosing a college, it is important to understand the difference between the "sticker price" and your "net costs." SAGU provides a net price calculator to help you identify financial opportunities through scholarships and grants to reduce your college costs.

Faith & Service

Whether you are called to full-time ministry or to Christian service in the workplace, you will find the degree you need at SAGU. The university provides an environment that will strengthen your faith and your mind. Attending a Christian university is a worthwhile investment. Our campus culture and commitment to integrating faith into the classroom helps students strengthen their faith.


You can be confident that your SAGU degree is recognized.

SAGU holds accreditations with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. We also hold a number of prestigious program accreditations.

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