2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Counseling - Bachelor of Science (30 credits)

(30 credits plus 19 credits of experiential learning)

The professional major in Counseling is designed to prepare students at the undergraduate level for work in counseling settings or for further graduate education leading to a career as a counselor. It prepares students for entry-level positions in a number of human services settings where counseling skills are necessary. It is also designed to prepare students for entry into a professional Master's degree program in Counseling Psychology and/or the dual-degree programs in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Students will complete over 400 hours in the field. Optional specializations: Expressive Arts Therapy; Holistic Psychology.

To successfully meet the requirements of the Counseling major, students will:

  • utilize theories of human behavior in assessing clinical problems and in developing appropriate skills and interventions.
  • be able to apply multi-cultural and global perspectives in their approach to counseling practice.
  • demonstrate an understanding of normal and abnormal psychological development within the human experience across the lifespan.
  • critically assess and utilize social science research to further their development as counseling professionals.
  • engage in behaviors and practices which conform to professional values, ethics, and standards.

Degree Requirements

I. Required Core (21 Credits):

CPSYC 1401Lifespan Development

3

CPSYC 2403Theories of Personality

3

CPSYC 2421Introduction to Counseling

3

CPSYC 3405Abnormal Psychology

3

CSOCS 3444Research Methods in the Social Sciences

3

CPLCY 3552Social Policy

3

CPSYC 4881Contemporary Issues in Counseling

3

Minimum grade of "C" in CSOCS 3444 and CPSYC 4881 required to complete the major.

Recommended Liberal Arts Foundation Math choice course, CMATH 1522 Introduction to Statistics, should be taken prior to CSOCS 3444 Research Methods in the Social Sciences.

II. Counseling Electives (6 Credits):

Choose TWO (One choice must be at the 3000-level or above).

CARTH 2423Principles of Art Therapy

3

CEXTH 2623Principles of Expressive Arts Therapy

3

CPSYC 3422Trauma and Crisis

3

CPSYC 3424Counseling Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

3

CPSYC 3425Applied Group Dynamics

3

CPSYC 3427Family Interventions

3

CPSYC 4426Imaginative and Embodied Counseling Techniques

3

CSWRK 3201Case Management in Social Work and Counseling

3

III. Psychology Choice (3 Credits):

Any course with a CPSYC prefix.

IV. Internships/ Experiential Component

CPSYC 1551Foundations and Systems in the Helping Professions

3

CPSYC 2551Concepts & Skills in Professional Practice

4

CCOUN 3601Counseling Internship and Seminar I

6

CCOUN 4601Counseling Internship and Seminar II

6

Minimum grade requirement of "C" for all internship courses above.