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Counseling Minor

(HEGIS: , CIP: 42.2803 Counseling Psychology.)

Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology

409 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1000

Myles Faith, Ph.D.
Department Chair

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Why study Counseling Minor at UB?

*Not a baccalaureate degree program

Counseling theory and skills are an essential component of careers in counseling, psychology, education, social work, and related health professions. The Counseling Minor in the Graduate School of Education focuses on educating students about professions in counseling and psychology, such as school counseling, school psychology, counseling psychology, mental health counseling, rehabilitation counseling, and educational psychology. The Minor offers a unique focus on careers in counseling and psychology and basic counseling processes and helping relationships. The coursework with its emphasis on counseling theory and introductory helping skills in the field of counseling is applicable to undergraduates considering careers in counseling fields and also other fields that emphasize interpersonal and communication skills. Specifically, the Counseling Minor allows students to study in depth current issues in specific areas of counseling and psychology, such as school counseling, mental health counseling, counseling psychology, school psychology, and rehabilitation counseling through upper level courses focused on those topics. The Counseling Minor is designed to be a pre-professional sequence of courses that will prepare students for entry-level positions in social service or helping jobs, or prepare them for graduate studies in counseling, psychology, social work, or other helping professions. The minor does not directly lead to a certification or licensure as a counselor. Graduate degrees are required for licensure or certification in New York State.

Learning Outcomes

It is expected that students completing the minor will be able to:

  • Identify the roles, functions, and educational requirements of various helping professions (CEP 200)
  • Describe the major theoretical models of counseling (CEP 401)
  • Understand the core ethical principles essential to counseling (CEP 401)
  • Demonstrate awareness of issues related to counseling individuals from diverse backgrounds (CEP 412)
  • Gain knowledge on specific careers in counseling and psychology (CEP 200, CEP 401 current issues courses)

The Learning Environment

The counseling minor consists of 18 credits: one prerequisite course, three required courses and two electives. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.500 for this program. Classes are offered both remotely and in-person. Average class sizes are 35 students per section. 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.

About Our Facilities

Classes are offered remotely and in-person at the University at Buffalo. The average size of the classes is 30 students per section.

About Our Faculty

CSEP faculty have been identified as one of the top 10 most productive departments in the United States by Academic Analytics.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the Department of Counseling, School and Education Psychology website for additional information about our faculty.

Career Outlook

The Counseling Minor is appropriate for undergraduate students who may be interested in a wide range of careers, including counseling psychology, clinical psychology, school psychology, school counseling, rehabilitation counseling, mental health counseling, social work, or nursing. Introductory courses will provide information about job descriptions and career outlook on different job, and upper level topic courses will provide detailed information about specific careers such as school counseling and counseling psychology. 

The Counseling Minor is designed to be a pre-professional sequence of courses that will prepare students for entry-level positions in social service or helping jobs, or prepare them for graduate studies in counseling, psychology, social work, or other helping professions. The minor does not directly lead to certification or licensure as a counselor. Graduate degrees are required for licensure or certification in New York State.

Academic Advising

Consult undergraduate advisor if needed.

Academic Advising Contact Information

For advisement, please contact:

Kendra Hardleben
khardleb@buffalo.edu.


Counseling Minor Program Director
Dr. Janice DeLucia
jdelucia@buffalo.edu.

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Published: Jul 15, 2021 08:26:51