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A counselor with a client: Explore the certificate in counseling at Regent University.

Undergraduate Certificate in Counseling

On Campus, Online
May 6, 2024

The Undergraduate Certificate in Counseling is an academic certificate offering students the opportunity to earn a higher education credential that combines an interest in how the human mind functions with theories and practices that foster a better understanding of people. This certificate is ideal for individuals who may not otherwise consider a full degree program but want to be aware of family and group relationship dynamics while processing psychological issues from a Christian worldview.

  • Explore key aspects of the group process, including communication patterns, leadership/facilitation, conflict resolution, and summary-session reporting.
  • Examine case management principles, treatment planning, effective referral methods, and crisis intervention techniques.
  • Understand the interpersonal dynamics between the human service worker/counselor and the individual client. 

This undergraduate certificate does not include professional licensure.

Regent University’s Undergraduate Certificate in Counseling is for lifelong learners who want to re-skill, up-skill, and get ahead with new credentials. Whether you’re seeking professional development or continuing education, Regent’s 100% online certificate programs will give you the priceless advantage of high-quality education from America’s premier Christian university. To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

The historical and contemporary philosophical foundations of psychology with an emphasis on the interface between Christian theology and psychology. The relationship between Christian theology and secular philosophies commonly discussed in the field. Prerequisite: PSYC 102.
Examines case management principles and techniques, treatment planning, effective referral methods, and crisis intervention skills used in human services and addiction treatment.
Study of marriage and family from various perspectives, including the theories of and methods used to research marriage and the family, the diversity of families, contemporary gender roles, love and commitment, systems, communication and conflict resolution, sexual relationships and problems, pregnancy, childbirth, parenthood, care-giving and spiritual concerns.
Explores the key aspects of the group process including communication patterns, both verbal and nonverbal, as well as leadership, trust, cohesion, risk-taking, group membership skills, facilitation skills, group problem-solving, decision-making, conflict resolution, interviewing techniques, and summary session report-writing. Provides both a group experience and a theoretical analysis of group process.
Introduces the development of the communication skills used in interviewing and counseling with an emphasis on the necessity of understanding the interpersonal dynamics between the human service worker/counselor and the individual client.

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Full-Time Students

Undergraduate CertificateTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Advertising & Marketing$39512$4,740
Biblical Studies$39512$4,740
Christian Ministry$39512$4,740
Computer Science$39512$4,740
Criminal Justice$39512$4,740
Healthcare Studies$39512$4,740
Human Resources$39512$4,740
Information Systems$39512$4,740
International Relations$39512$4,740
Leadership Studies$39512$4,740

Part-Time Students

Undergraduate CertificateTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Advertising & Marketing$4506$2,700
Biblical Studies$4506$2,700
Christian Ministry$4506$2,700
Computer Science$4506$2,700
Criminal Justice$4506$2,700
Cyber Practitioner Preparation$4509$4,050
Healthcare Studies$4506$2,700
Human Resources$4506$2,700
Information Systems$4506$2,700
International Relations$4506$2,700
Leadership Studies$4506$2,700

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

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*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Note: Eligible students may use their VA benefits to cover the cost of their undergraduate certificate. Learn more about benefits and discounts for military students.

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