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.
Counseling Minor - Program Requirements
Counseling, School & Ed Psych409 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1000
Completing the Counseling Minor Program
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.
Twelve of the total credit hours must be acquired from UB.
PSY 101: General Psychology (3)
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:
Total Credit Hours Required
|Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate||18|