Counseling and Applied Psychological Science

The concentration in counseling and applied psychological science is offered both online and via face-to-face courses on the Polytechnic campus. The counseling and applied psychology coursework focuses on the promotion of psychological well-being. Students with a concentration in counseling and applied psychological science will learn basic counseling skills and techniques to complement a variety of social science and health majors, including psychology, public health, interdisciplinary studies, social work and humanities, among many others.echnologies.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 hours of upper division courses for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • All listed coures require prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105 or 108 with C or better; minimum 45 hours.

Core 9 Hours Required

CAP 120 Introduction to Counseling (3)

CAP 220 Exploring Cultural Diversity in Counseling (3)

CAP 240 Counseling Skills (3) (Prerequisite(s): CAP 120)

Electives Choose four courses from the list below (12 credit hours)

CAP 260 Survey of Careers in Counseling and Applied Psychology (1) (Prerequisite(s): CAP 120 or PSY 101)

CAP 310 Addictions I Foundations and Basic Principles (3) (Prerequisite(s): CAP 120)

CAP 315 Trauma and Crisis Intervention (3) (Prerequisite(s): CAP 120)

CAP 320 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108; CAP 120; CAP 240)

CAP 325 Professional Practice and Ethics in Counseling (3) (Prerequisite(s): CAP 120; CAP 240)

CAP 330 Group Counseling (3) (Prerequisite(s): CAP 120; CAP 240)

CAP 340 Multicultural Counseling Theory and Practice (3) (Prerequisite(s): CAP 120; CAP 220)

CAP 342 Community Outreach, Prevention and Intervention (3) (Prerequisite(s): CAP 120; CAP 220)

CAP 420 School Counseling (3) (Prerequisite(s): CAP 120; CAP 240)

CAP 440 Addictions II Treatment, Recovery and Relapse Prevention (3) (Prerequisite(s): CAP 120; CAP 310)

FAS 331 Marriage and Family Relationships (SB) (3)

FAS 370 Family Ethnic and Cultural Diversity (SB & C) (3)

JUS 305 Principles of Justice Studies (SB) (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only JUS 105 or JUS 305)

PSY 385 Psychology of Gender (SB) (3)

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.









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