Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
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Add a counseling minor to your undergraduate degree and develop your knowledge of human services.
The counseling minor program is available to undergraduate students who are working toward a bachelor's degree. The interpersonal skills gained in this program may be applied to a variety of employment settings that span human services professions.

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Why Earn a Counseling Minor?

A minor in the program provides students with a background that serves as a strong foundation when applying to master’s degree programs in counseling and related fields.

Counseling Minor Highlights

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Counseling Minor Courses You Could Take

Principles of Counseling II (3 hrs)
Integrated overview of counseling services through personal self-exploration by the counseling associate. Focus is on the understanding of interpersonal dynamics through self-awareness.
Diversity and Cultural Awareness (3 hrs)
Didactic, experiential and applied learning opportunities prepare students to understand differences and commonalities within diverse cultures. Students learn how cultural identity influences personal and world views, perceptions of experience, and styles of communication. With a focus on developing intra- and interpersonal awareness, students cultivate attitudes and practice skills necessary for relating constructively with diverse individuals in a variety of work settings.
Therapeutic Play (3 hrs)
Didactic experience in how to be a therapeutic agent in children’s lives. Students are introduced to the fundamental concepts and models of therapeutic play and building therapeutic relationships with children. Students are also introduced to basic child-centered play therapy principles and training requirements. Observations of play therapy sessions are required.
Survey of Career Development and Career Guidance (3 hrs)
Overview of current problems and developments in career choices.
Group Process in Helping Relationships (3 hrs)Group dynamics laboratory
group functions and leadership styles as related to helping relationships.
Principles of Counseling I (3 hrs)
Introduction to the broad range of counseling services and their application to schools and community agencies.

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