Qualified students wishing to enroll in the program may earn a graduate certificate in counseling skills by completing, with a B average or better, five courses (15 units) with the “PSYCH” prefix at Golden Gate. These five courses are chosen in consultation with the program director. For further information, refer to “Admission to Certificate Programs and Registering for Open Enrollment”.
Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement
Students admitted to this graduate certificate program must meet the graduate writing proficiency requirement within their first nine term in the program by successfully passing the Graduate Writing Proficiency Exam or by completing ENGL 201 Graduate Writing with a grade of “B” or better. See Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement for more information.
Applicability of Undergraduate Psychology Courses (Pathway Programs)
As a pathway to the graduate-level counseling programs, students who complete the following undergraduate-level courses at Golden Gate University as a part of completing either the Bachelor of Arts in Management with a Concentration in Psychology or Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Psychology may have the comparable graduate-level required courses waived from their Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Graduate Certificate in Counseling Skills, or Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution program requirements: PSYCH 102 Lifespan Development: Theories and Applications satisfies the PSYCH 302 Lifespan Development: Theories and Applications for Therapists requirement. PSYCH 120 Principles and Methods of Counseling satisfies the PSYCH 320 Therapeutic Communication and Counseling Skills requirement. Note: Students who have not completed (or are expected to complete) the Bachelor of Arts in Management with a Concentration in Psychology or Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Psychology are not eligible for this waiver. As a consequence of having these courses waived, the total number of units required to complete the program will be reduced accordingly.