This counseling minor offers a unique focus on building helping relationships and counseling skills. The ability to understand the perspective of others and the challenges they face is valuable in professional and personal settings.
Is a counseling career in your future?
Through coursework in this 18-credit minor, you will improve your interpersonal communication, recognize and appreciate strengths in others, and learn to assist others in planning appropriate solutions.
The counseling minor is appropriate for undergraduate students who may be interested in a wide range of careers, including professional psychology - counseling psychology, clinical psychology, or school psychology, as well as school counseling, rehabilitation counseling, or mental health counseling, or related fields such as social work, nursing, or counselor education. It is open to all majors.
It is expected that students completing this minor will be able to:
Identify the roles, functions, and educational requirements of various helping professions
Describe the major theoretical models of counseling
Understand the core ethical principles essential to counseling
Demonstrate awareness of issues related to counseling individuals from diverse backgrounds
Demonstrate basic micro-counseling skills essential to the helping profession
This counseling minor (18 credit hours) is designed to be a pre-professional sequence of courses that will prepare students for entry level positions in social service agencies or prepare them for graduate studies in counseling, psychology, social work, or a related helping profession. This minor does not directly lead to licensure to practice counseling.
NOTE: PSY 101 General Psychology is a prerequisite and must be completed before beginning the minor.
For questions regarding the counseling minor, contact:
Counseling, School and Educational Psychology
Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo
409 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1000