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College of Education

Counselor Education Minor

What will I study?

A minor in Counseling will introduce you to the counseling profession while customizing the rest of your experience to suit your interests.  Those interests may include School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, or Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling. You will have the opportunity to study under counseling professors who are well known and respected in the profession and who have years of experience as counselors in the field.

The minor is also beneficial for students who are interested in pursuing graduate school in counseling or related professions.  Since some courses within the minor will transfer into a graduate program, completing the minor will give you a head start in completing the graduate program.


What kinds of work will I be able to do?

The minor will introduce you to the numerous career opportunities in the exciting field of counseling. As part of completing the minor, you may have the opportunity to work alongside practitioners in a surprising range of fields, including psychology, social work, criminal justice, nursing, teaching, special education (including speech pathology), audiology, and of course – counseling.  The counseling minor does not replace a graduate degree in counseling, though completing the minor can accelerate progress towards a graduate degree in counseling.


Typical Course Work

The counseling minor encompasses a broad range of courses designed to introduce you to the amazing opportunities within the counseling profession.  The minor program includes five required courses plus your choice of one elective.  The program offers a broad selection of electives to choose from.

Required Courses

  • EDCE 502 - Guidance Techniques for Classroom Teachers
  • EDCE 503 - Family Counseling
  • EDCE 510 - Introduction to Counseling
  • EDCE 570 - Seminar in Counseling
  • EDCE 600 - Communications Skills in Counseling

 Elective Courses

  • EDFI 300 - Schools In Communities
  • PSYC 301 - Psychology of Marriage

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