Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Counseling Minor - Program Requirements

Counseling, School & Ed Psych

409 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1000
Jeremy Finn

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 grade point average of 2.5. 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 (3)

Required Courses

The minor would require 6 courses (18 credits), including 2 lower division (PSY 101 as a prerequisite and a new CEP 200-level course on an Introduction to Helping Professions) and 4 upper division (CEP 401: Introduction to Counseling and CEP 412: Diversity & Human Relations as required courses and two elective courses (CEP 400-level). Students must achieve a minimum of 2.0 in all courses to remain in good standing in the minor.


Counseling Foundation (9 Credits):

  • CEP 200: Introduction to the Counseling Professions (3)
  • CEP 401: Introduction to Counseling (3)
  • CEP 412: Diversity and Human Relations (3)


Select 2 (two) of the following:

  • CEP 400: Educational Psychology (3)
  • CEP 404: Introduction to Rehabilitation of Substance Abuse & Addiction (3)
  • CEP 410: Introduction to Grief and Loss (3)
  • CEP 453: Introduction to Rehabilitation (3)

Total Credit Hours Required

Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate  18 

Curricular Plan / Degree Map

Freshman or Sophomore Year:

Sophomore Year:

Junior Year:

Senior Year:

  • Fall: 1 elective (CEP 404 or CEP 400)
  • Spring: None (Unless elective requirement not fulfilled previously)

* Note: It is anticipated that many students will have taken the required courses prior to being admitted to the minor. CEP 200: Introduction to the Counseling Professions should be taken prior to the electives, but there is flexibility in when other courses can be taken.

Published: November 17, 2017 09:58:18 AM