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Counseling Minor - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: , CIP: 42.2803 Counseling Psychology.)

Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology

409 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1000

Amy Reynolds, Ph.D.
Department Chair

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Counseling Minor Program

Academic Requirements

Applicants must be matriculated students at the University at Buffalo in good academic standing who have a minimum overall UB grade point average of 2.500. Students must have completed at least 30 credit hours at the time of application. The prerequisite course (PSY 101) should be completed or in progress when applying for the minor. Students who meet these requirements are more likely to achieve success as they will have the requisite academic preparation and a more developed sense of career direction or interests to be able to make decisions about pursuing a Minor in Counseling.

Academic Advice

Although it is not required, students who are unsure about which academic minor to pursue may find it helpful to take the Career Planning course (CEP 202).

Transfer Credit Policy

Please refer to the TAURUS website.

Residency Requirement

Twelve of the total credit hours must be acquired from UB.

Prerequisite Courses

PSY 101 General Psychology

Required Courses


Counseling Foundation (9 Credits):

  • CEP 200 Introduction to the Counseling Professions
  • CEP 401 Introduction to Counseling
  • CEP 412 Diversity and Human Relations


Select 3 (three) of the following:

  • CEP 202 Career Planning
  • CEP 400 Educational Psychology
  • CEP 404 Introduction to Rehabilitation of Substance Abuse & Addiction
  • CEP 410 Introduction to Grief and Loss
  • CEP 411 Special Topics in Counseling Psychology
  • CEP 440 Introduction to School Psychology
  • CEP 441 Current Issues in Mental Health Counseling
  • CEP 442 Current Issues in School Counseling
  • CEP 443 Current Issues in Counsel Psy
  • CEP 444 Intro to Mindfulness Interven.
  • CEP 453 Introduction to Rehabilitation

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Counseling Minor
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate18

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:57:01