Requirements for the Minor in Counseling

Core Courses:

  • SOCI 10100 Introduction to Sociology 3
  • PSYC 10300 General Psychology 3
  • PSYC 21700 Mental Health in Historical and Social Contexts or SOCI 21700 Mental Health in Historical and Social Contexts 3
  • SOCI 21400 Definitions of Normality 3
  • PSYC 32100 Abnormal Psychology 3
  • SOCI 30800 Counseling Theory and Dynamics 3 or PSYC 34100 Forms of Therapy 3
  • SOCI 49800 Internship in Sociology 3 or SOCI 49801 Internship in Sociology 3 or 
  • PSYC 42000 Professional Seminar  in Human Services 1 and PSYC 45000 Internship in Psychology 2

Total core course credits, 21

Select one course from the following:

  • PSYC 21010 Educational Psychology 3
  • PSYC 24100 Family Dynamics and Therapy 3
  • PSYC 26100 Psychology of Women 3
  • PSYC 32000 Personality 3
  • PSYC 36600 Psychology of Aging 3
  • SOCI 30900 Group Counseling 3
  • SOCI 34000 Essential Issues in Mental Health Treatment 3
  • SOCI 40400 Crisis Intervention 3
  • SOCI 40800 Counseling Methods 3
  • GERO 37000 Counseling the Older Adult 3

Total credits for Counseling Minor, 24

A minimum grade of C is required for courses to count toward the minor.

Finding and developing and internship through sociology or psychology is a requirement of the counseling minor. Students should start exploring opportunities at least the semester before the anticipated internship. The following are examples of places where students have had internships in the past but there are new opportunities each semester that are not on this list so a search should not be limited to these agencies.

Psychology and sociology majors may enroll in the minor. Sociology majors may count only two courses in the minor toward the sociology major. Psychology and sociology double majors count two courses from the minor for each major for a maximum of four courses. Psychology majors also may count only two courses in the minor toward the psychology major.