Minor in Counseling

What is counseling? Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals. -- American Counseling Association

What a Counseling minor can do for you:

Complement a major already offered by the University, such as psychology and sociology, focusing on how research from these disciplines can be applied in practice.

Enhance your course work especially for those planning careers in the fields of mental health services, including but not limited to, Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, as well as those students planning careers in other helping-oriented professions (communication, criminal justice, sociology, education, etc.).

Prepare those considering graduate training in the helping professions with a foundation of practical experience and applied research. The minor is not intended to replace graduate level professional training but to prepare students to provide entry-level mental health services and/or prepare students for advanced graduate work.A minor in Counseling exposes students to knowledge of the field of counseling and the counseling process, evidence based therapeutic practices, and the application of counseling skills.  Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 must complete 18 credits (six 3-credit courses) from the following:

  • Introduction to Counseling
  • Counseling Theory and Helping Skills
  • Group Counseling
  • Family & Couples Counseling
  • Culturally Competent Counseling
  • General Psychology (Psychology Department)

For more information on this minor, please contact  Dr. Krista Malott.

Counseling and education minor students


Department of Education and Counseling

302 St. Augustine Center
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.4620


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