The Counseling bachelor's degree program guides you through a thorough study of human emotion, cognition and behavior.
You want to connect with people, to serve a sounding board, to offer advice and empathy, and to make a difference in their lives.
The undergraduate Counseling major is a pre-professional program that provides you with the opportunity to develop communication, empathy, cultural competence, and other emotional intelligence skillsets. Beyond required courses in development, research and social policy, you may choose electives in holistic psychology, child psychology and group counseling to enhance your professional knowledge in your desired field.
The Counseling BS program allows you to market yourself as a beginning practitioner in the workplace, with more than 400 required hours of field work under your belt. This program also serves as an ideal springboard for graduate study should you choose to pursue further education.
This course introduces some basic issues central to the helping relationship. It offers:  an orientation to such topics as developmental perspective, self-image, experienced needs, perception of reality, etc., and how these relate to the counselor in a helping relationship;  an overview of current psychotherapies both on a theoretical and practical level;  an understanding of the psychological processes which contribute to a style of effective communication; and  an examination of the background, status, and future of the counseling field.
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