The counseling minor is appropriate for undergraduate students who may be interested in a wide range of careers, including school counseling, rehabilitation counseling or mental health counseling, counseling psychology, clinical psychology, social work or related fields.
Communication and interpersonal skills are essential components across disciplines. The counseling minor provides both the academic and experiential preparation for the student planning a career working with diverse populations in various fields. The courses in the minor will present an overview of the counseling profession, exploration of multiculturalism and diversity, development of communication skills and introductory helping skills, and career preparation. The minor is designed to complement a wide range of academic majors and to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for professional and personal success post-graduation. Students who successfully complete the minor in counseling will be prepared to work in social services, mental health agencies, and virtually any business setting in which strong communication or interpersonal skills are needed. This minor also prepares students for graduate studies in counseling, psychology, social work, or related helping professions.
Students must complete 18 semester hours for this minor. Elective courses for the minor are chosen to complement the student’s background, interests, and career plans.