Counseling Minor *Not a baccalaureate degree program
Counseling is an essential component across disciplines in psychology, education, social work, and related health professions. The Graduate School of Education focuses on preparing its students for professional
roles. The minor offers a unique focus on helping relationships that are important for various fields. The foundational body of knowledge and development of introductory skills in the field of counseling are applicable
to undergraduates considering careers in counseling fields, and more broadly. Employers across many fields are finding value in the kinds of interpersonal skills, such as listening and attending, that are foundational
to the counseling professions.
Undergraduate majors in the following may be particularly interested in the Counseling Minor: Communication, Dietetics, Psychology, Social Sciences Interdisciplinary, Sociology, Speech and Hearing Science, Nursing,
Exercise Science, Occupational Science/Occupational Therapy, Business Administration, and Physical Therapy.
It is expected that students completing the minor will be able to:
Identify the roles, functions, and educational requirements of various helping professions (CEP 200)
Describe the major theoretical models of counseling (CEP 401)
Understand the core ethical principles essential to counseling (CEP 401)
Demonstrate awareness of issues related to counseling individuals from diverse backgrounds (CEP 412)
Demonstrate basic micro-counseling skills essential to the helping profession (CEP 401)