The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts over a half-million job openings in the next decade in the health and helping professions: counseling, psychotherapy, social work, clinical psychology and health education. This program is ideal if you need to complete undergraduate course prerequisites or if you want to become more competitive for graduate or professional school in counseling and psychology.
A bachelor's degree is required for the Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions.
The curriculum comprises 6 required courses for a total of 12 semester units and 2.4 ceu (204 hours of instruction). Candidates must pay a nonrefundable program registration fee.
You must take all courses for a letter grade. To receive the Award of Completion, you must maintain an overall minimum 3.0 grade point average, with a grade of C or better in each course. All coursework must be completed within three years.
How to Register
By registering, you declare your intention to complete the curriculum. To register online for the Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions, complete these three steps:
- Submit the online registration, and complete your student account profile if you are a new student.
- Pay the nonrefundable registration fee through your shopping cart. Please allow 3–5 business days for the registration to appear in your student account.
- Mail an official, sealed transcript from an accredited undergraduate institution verifying that you earned a baccalaureate degree.
Send transcript(s) to:
Cindy Hong, M.P.H., Program Director
Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions
UC Berkeley Extension
1995 University Ave., Suite 200
Berkeley, CA 94704-7000
Each course is priced individually, and you pay the course fee at the time of enrollment. The program has an estimated cost of $3,600 (not including course materials or registration fee). Course fees are subject to change.
Certificate and Award Request
Once you have completed the program coursework, notify UC Berkeley Extension that you have completed the curriculum and request your Award of Completion. Send an email to email@example.com or call (510) 643-3883. After your records have been reviewed, verified and approved (usually within two to three weeks), your award of completion will be mailed to you.
Online Information Session
Learn how the program can prepare you to become more competitive for admission to graduate or professional schools in counseling and psychology. Whether you are changing careers or already working in the field, understand how this program can help you plan an academic program of study and initiate the graduate school application process.