Minor in Counseling

The counseling minor allows undergraduates to learn basic concepts and skills used in the counseling profession including counseling theories and skills, substance abuse treatment and prevention, and case management. The minor will not lead to licensure or certification but is a sound foundation for students wishing to pursue a master’s degree in counseling or other helping professions.

The counseling minor requires a minimum of 19 credit hours as follows:

Required Course
COUN 1110Fundamentals Of Human Mental Health4
Select 15 hours of the following (At least 8 hours must be at 3000 or 4000 level):15
Substance Abuse Issues In Mental Health
Group And Therapeutic Approaches
Family Theories And Cultural Influences In Mental Health
Cultural Competence in Health and Human Services Professions
Case Management In Mental Health
Substance Abuse Prevention And Community Programming
Models Of Treatment For Substance Abuse
Theories in Mental Health
Essentials Of Helping Relationships
Substance Abuse Treatment Techniques
Psychological Testing and Assessment
Total Hours19
  • PLO 1) Students will understand the fundamentals of human mental health including common counseling theories.
  • PLO 2) Students will identify helping professions and careers where counseling skills can be applied.
  • PLO 3) Students will be able to apply counseling theories and models of service delivery to diverse populations and various presenting mental health concerns.