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.

For more information on this minor, please contact Dr. Krista Malott. Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 must complete 15 credits (five 3-credit courses).

 

Courses

Offered

Credits

*COU 2000 Introduction to Counseling

Fall

3

*COU 3000 Counseling Theory & Skills

Spring

3

*COU 3500 Developmental Perspective to Diagnosis

Fall

3

**COU 3100 Group Counseling

OR

**COU 3700 Family & Couples Counseling

Spring

3

***COU 3400 Culturally Competent Counseling

OR

***COU 2500 Counseling Women

Fall

3

Spring

3

*       = Required Courses (2000, 3000, 3500)

**     = Students may take either 3100 or 3700

***   = Students may take either 3400 or 2500
 

Counseling and education minor students
file

Contact

Department of Education and Counseling

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

Highlights

Did you major in mathematics, foreign language, science, English, or history? Earn your Masters in Education AND secondary teacher certification in just one year! Check out our Masters Plus program today!