B.A. in Psychology:
Counseling Foundations

Understanding the human mind and human behavior is vital for exploring, evaluating and solving today’s social concerns.

Bay Path’s major in Counseling Foundations exposes students to the latest theories and research through relevant, high-quality courses. It is an unconventional program that can be completed entirely online through The American Women’s College.

As a student in the program, you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of human motivation, cognition and perception, as well as an appreciation for the mind-body connection
  • Explore advanced mental health theories and behavioral research methods
  • Analyze, design, implement and evaluate problems and solutions related to human behavior and interaction, counseling foundations, legal and ethical concerns, intervention and assessment, and human dynamics
  • Understand how to recognize normal physical, social, cognitive and moral development, as well as identify the etiology of abnormal development
  • Learn how to prepare manuscripts and/or research projects using the APA writing format
  • Demonstrate awareness of the variety of treatments available for psychological disorders
  • Apply skills learned in the classroom and fieldwork experience to communicate a personal philosophy and value system appropriate to a career in psychology

Why The American Women's College?

  • Full- or part-time enrollment options
  • Asynchronous classes, meaning you never have to log in at specific times or on specific days
  • Accelerated 6-week sessions that allow you to earn your degree in 1 to 3 ½ years
  • Six different start dates per year to fit your busy schedule
  • The option to transfer in up to 90 credits—even those earned years ago—and to get college credit for prior learning through work, volunteer or military service
  • Our unique Bay Path environment with highly supportive faculty, advisers and peers
  • Optional on-ground classes if you live close to one of our two locations in Massachusetts

Fill out the form on the right to find out how you can join the many women working together to earn their undergraduate degree at The American Women's College Online of Bay Path University. We look forward to getting to know you better!

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What is The American Women's College?

Flexible and Accommodating

  • Designed for busy adult women who may have to juggle family and job responsibilities

  • Online classes allow you log in whenever you have time available for coursework

  • On-campus Saturday classes in Massachusetts for those who prefer in-person learning

  • Full- and part-time enrollment options available

Supportive and Affordable

  • Educator coaches are ready to help you through academic and other challenges

  • Our innovative Social Online Universal Learning (SOUL) program makes the adult college experience more supportive and successful

  • Our flat tuition rate allows you to budget for college without surprises

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The American Women's College is part of Bay Path University, a non-profit leader in women's education for 117 years

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Bay Path University among the fastest-growing private baccalaureate institutions nationwide

98% of our American Women's College online graduates would recommend their program of study to others

Tuition at The American Women's College is 62% lower than the national average for private college tuition - 69% lower if you qualify for our military discount

Bay Path University enrolls more adult women students age 25 and older than all of the other women's colleges in Massachusetts combined

The American Women's College is part of Bay Path University, a non-profit leader in women's education for 117 years

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Bay Path University among the fastest-growing private baccalaureate institutions nationwidee

98% of our American Women's College online graduates would recommend their program of study to others

Tuition at The American Women's College is 62% lower than the national average for private college tuition - 69% lower if you qualify for our military discount

Bay Path University enrolls more adult women students age 25 and older than all of the other women's colleges in Massachusetts combined

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