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Counseling Minor

The counseling minor provides an overview of the mental health counseling field. Courses in the minor focus on both theory and application to provide a preliminary understanding of the field. While not the sole component in preparing students to be counselors, the counseling minor is appropriate for students planning to enter mental health fields and for students whose careers will bring them into contact with mental health professionals. This minor can be combined with any major and minor. A minimum of 9 credits must be exclusive to the minor and cannot be counted toward any other majors/minors/certificate programs.

Counseling Minor Requirements (18 credits)

Core Course (3 credits)
PSYC 2000 Introduction to the Counseling Profession (3 credits)

Minor Electives (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from the following courses:
PSYC 3450 Foundations of Therapeutic Interviewing (3 credits)
PSYC 3750 Gender and Counseling (3 credits)
PSYC 3800 Current Psychotherapies (3 credits)
PSYC 3950 Brief Therapy (3 credits)
PSYC 4150 Group Counseling in Substance Abuse (3 credits)
PSYC 4200 Cross-Cultural Counseling (3 credits)
PSYC 4810 Practicum in Community Psychology (3 credits) (Note: only counseling sites qualify)
SOCL 3130 Family Systems (3 credits)

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the 2013-2014 edition of the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.