Program Quick Facts
Make an Impact
Prepare for a meaningful career helping others improve their lives through mental wellness.
Gain firsthand experience in the counseling and psychology field with internship opportunities.
Get up to 100% of tuition covered with the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship.*
Provide Support for Your Community
The need for caring professionals who support mental health and wellness is rapidly growing. With a 100% online Bachelor of Science in Counseling and Community Psychology degree from NMSU Global Campus, you will be well prepared to fulfill that need and seek out employment opportunities with agencies that promote mental health wellness.
In this program, you’ll focus on interpersonal skills, case management, awareness of mental health issues, understanding human behavior, and multicultural awareness. Additionally, you’ll be prepared for graduate study in fields such as clinical mental health counseling, school psychology, and counseling psychology.
Uniquely designed to allow for a double major, our program makes it easy for you to integrate coursework toward licensure as a Substance Abuse Associate. Of course, our focus on human relations and diversity will allow you to apply your knowledge to other fields as well.Apply Now
With a counseling and community psychology bachelor’s degree, you will be prepared for the workforce and a range of professional positions that require degrees in psychology, including:
- Behavioral Health Technician
- Community Case Worker
- Mental Health Paraprofessional
- Rehabilitation Counselor
- Social and Community Service Manager
- Social and Community Human Service Assistant
“As an 18 year old, I found NMSU to be one of the most inviting campuses — rich in student life yet equally involved in academics. As a 36 year old, I am looking forward to coming full circle with NMSU and graduating as an Aggie forever.”
Stephanie M., Class of 2024
At NMSU Global Campus, our Counseling and Community Psychology majors develop a variety of real-world skills.
In this program, you can expect to:
- Perform academic and clinical research in the behavioral sciences.
- Build therapeutic skills under the supervision of licensed professionals.
- Help people with emotional, physical, and mental health issues to improve their sense of well-being and alleviate feelings of distress.
Program Credits: 120 credits
Cost Per Credit Hour: $395.40**
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250
College: Health, Education, and Social Transformation
The BS in Counseling and Community Psychology program consists of 120 credits. To earn this degree, you need to complete all University degree requirements, which include General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits, with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above.
|CEPY 2140: Explorations of Counseling & Community Psychology||3|
|CEPY 4120: Introduction of Mindfulness Practice||3|
|CEPY 4130: Addictions Prevention and Recovery||3|
|CEPY 4140: Family Guidance||6|
|CEPY 4998: Internship in Counseling & Community Psychology||3|
|CJUS 416: Global Perspectives on Youth and Drug Use||3|
Developmental coursework will not count toward the degree requirements and/or elective credits but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.
At NMSU Global Campus, we strive to offer competitively priced tuition to keep your tuition costs affordable. If you need financial aid, we’re ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education.
Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.
NMSU and NMSU Global Campus students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.
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**For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Global Campus programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.