Educational Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in Educational Psychology degree is designed for individuals who enjoy helping and working with others and is a great first step in the pathway to a career in one of the helping professions (e.g., licensed professional counselor, speech pathologist, occupational therapist, school psychologist, etc.). The coursework is designed for the working professional with all courses offered in either a synchronous online or asynchronous online model. Students will take courses in human growth and development, learning theories, research methodologies, personality theories, and psychology.  

Students will choose from two main emphasis areas, although additional areas can be developed with approval of the program coordinator.

Counseling: The emphasis in counseling prepares students to work with a variety of mental health diagnoses and focuses on the relationship between individuals in mental health crises and their counselors. 

Criminology: The emphasis in criminology prepares students to work within the judicial system to advocate for their clients and focuses on how mental health crisis is navigated within the bounds of the legal system. 

Students with specific career goals can work with the program coordinator to develop individualized emphasis areas. 

*For a list of the requirements for Educational Psychology admission, please contact the Division of Education at 601-484-0170 or the advisor below.


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Amy Poole McMinn
Academic Advisor
Academic Advisor for ECCC

Phone: 601-484-0153
Fax: 601-484-0139