Undergraduate Minor in Counseling
A new undergraduate minor in counseling will be launched in the Fall of 2015. The minor is designed to educate students about the counseling field and the various aspects of mental health work, and will focus on academic preparation, rather than clinical practice.
Students pursuing the minor will be better trained and positioned to work in bachelors level mental health service positions, as well as be prepared to enter into graduate programs in counseling and other helping professions. However, they will not be eligible for any type of licensure for the practice of mental health counseling, nor be prepared to operate as professional mental health counselors.
The undergraduate counseling minor is open to any undergraduate student on campus. It will be especially relevant for students majoring in the social sciences, or any other program that leads to a career requiring strong communication skills with other people.
Each individual course in the minor is open to any undergraduate student on campus, even without being enrolled in the minor program.
The counseling minor consists of 15 credit hours. Currently courses are offered only once per year, but will likely become more frequent as the minor program grows.*
The five classes listed below are required to complete the minor, and there are currently no other electives available.
- G203 Communication in the Classroom and Youth Servicing Agencies (3 credits)
- G206 Introduction to Counseling Psychology (3 credits)
- G208 Prevention of Adolescent Risk Behaviors (3 credits)
- G302 Resources for Counseling With Youth (3 credits)
- G375 Multicultural Counseling-Related Skills and Communication (3 credits)
*Courses may be offered in more than one term depending on enrollment in the minor program
For more information regarding this minor, please contact the Education Advising office at (574) 520-4845.