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Counseling Psychology BS

The Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology provides the kind of preparation needed by deans, guidance counselors, and high school psychology teachers when combined with appropriate education courses.A practicum is required. At least one semester prior to taking the practicum the student is required to contact the program coordinator to arrange for the practicum. A minor or second major is strongly recommended.

View the Counseling Psychology - Professional Studies section of the Academic Bulletin.

The Distinctive WAU Graduate

February 2012

DSC_0205editedAt a recent strategic planning committee meeting the question was asked, “Have we identified what behavior and traits a graduate of Washington Adventist University should exhibit?”

In other words what is distinctive of a WAU graduate?  This certainly was a timely and relevant  question as the committee debated the president’s Vision 2020 presentation for the institution.   It is essential that we not only identify the desired behaviors and traits of the WAU graduate, but also in the administration of our daily responsibilities model, teach, mentor, and coach these behaviors in order to fulfill the vision of producing graduates who demonstrate competence and moral leadership to their communities.   It is exciting to note and report to parents and students that the faculty, staff and trustees are united about the identified desired outcomes of our graduates.  We agree that the preparation of a WAU graduate begins with a supportive and a committed faculty, staff and trustees.  Our commitment is that the WAU students upon graduation will demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

Spiritual Identity

They will understand the basic spirituality that is the heart of the university’s mission statement of community ethos. They will be committed to a belief and value system that results in responsible moral choices and the care of the body, mind, and spirit.

Communication

They will be able to communicate effectively through reading, writing, speaking, and listening and bee proficient in the use of electronic modes of communication.

Analytical Skills and Information Literacy

They will be able to find, evaluate, absorb, and synthesize information and solve problems through interpretation, analysis, evaluation, inference, explanation, and self-awareness.

Effective Citizenship

They will be aware of the characteristics and needs of a diverse community, l understand the value of contributing time and effort to achieve community goals, and  accept responsibility for personal actions. Their behavior in the community will reflect the importance of creating and maintaining a safe, orderly, healthy, and attractive environment.

 

Team Work

They will be able to participate either as a member or leader of a committee, task force, board, or other group project in generating and achieving its collective goals.

 

Aesthetic Appreciation

They will be able to recognize and understand the value of fine and performing arts, as well as the aesthetic heritage found in a variety of cultures.

Discipline-specific Competence

They will be able to show competency in a major field of study and understand the relationship of their particular discipline to the general education core of their liberal arts training.

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Master of Arts in Religion

The Master of Arts in Religion degree is designed to prepare pastors, lay church workers, and para-church workers for more effective ministry by providing graduate-level training that will hone the skills needed for effective ministry leadership through Master's level education in Christian ministry.

The program objectives are broadly summarized in five dimensions:

  • Biblical Exegesis and Academic Excellence
  • Interpersonal Ministry
  • Service Ministry
  • Spiritual Development
  • Ethical Leadership

The SGPS Graduate Studies Program provides accelerated graduate programs to working professionals, who have earned an undergraduate degree, with an opportunity to complete a graduate degree in 12 to 24 months. Find out more about our Graduate Studies Program»

View the Master of Arts in Religion section of the academic bulletin.

One University...Three Schools

Academic programs at Washington Adventist University are offered in three distinct schools; The School of Arts & Social Sciences, The School of Graduate & Professional Studies, and The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness.

School of Arts & Social Sciences

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity. Find out more»

 

School of Graduate & Professional Studies

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability. Find out more»

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. Faculty are accomplished practitioners, as well as distinguished scholars, allowing them to bridge the gap between concept and practice. Find out more»

Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is designed to provide advanced public administration theory and practice. Students complete a balanced curriculum of 11 courses that provide opportunities to develop advanced business skills that are current and applicable to real-world business situations.

The SGPS Graduate Studies Program provides accelerated graduate programs to working professionals, who have earned an undergraduate degree, with an opportunity to complete a graduate degree in 12 to 24 months. Find out more about our Graduate Studies Program»

View the Master of Public Administration section of the academic bulletin.