Counseling & Psychology

Counseling

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Help people move forward in their lives.

Do friends bring you their problems, because you’ll listen without judgment? Ever wish you could help people find direction in their lives? Your concern for others can be a stepping stone to a career in counseling.

Our program teaches you the basics of psychology—the study of how humans think, act, and feel. You’ll learn about human development and become familiar with practical ways of helping people resolve problems.

Internships will give you the opportunity to work in places such as schools, homeless shelters, and community mental health centers. Engage your activism and approach counseling from a social justice framework. You’ll be mentored at each step by our expert faculty, and become confident in a range of professional settings.

Choose an optional specialization in expressive arts therapy (using your talents in visual art, drama, dance, music, or writing) or holistic psychology (exploring the connections between mind, spirit, and body). Our counseling program prepares you to begin a career in human services or to continue on to our graduate programs in counseling psychology or mental health counseling. 

    “I had an interest in the helping professions from the start, and that’s what drew me to Lesley.”
    Noa Kupfer ’13, Counseling major with specialization in expressive arts therapy
    Outcomes
    Here's a taste of what you'll do in our counseling program:
    Internships
    Where Students Intern
    Careers
    Where Graduates Work

    Faculty

    Program Cost Description
    Approximate cost for 1 year of attendance in this undergraduate program.
    Counseling
    • Tuition
      Fall Tuition
      $13,150
      Spring Tuition
      $13,150
    • Room & Board
      Double/Triple/Quad Room
      $9,570
      Housing Deposit
      $300
      Meal Plan
      $6,180
    • Fees
      Health Service Fee
      $800
      Activity Fee
      $250
      Materials Fee
      $150
      Registration Fee
      $80
      Lab Fee
      $40
    • Total
    Estimated Cost

    Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

    Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

    • Tuition
      Fall Tuition
      $13,150
      Spring Tuition
      $13,150
    • Fees
      Activity Fee
      $250
      Materials Fee
      $150
      Registration Fee
      $80
      Lab Fee
      $40
    • Total
    Estimated Cost

    Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

    Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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