Undergraduate Minor in Counseling

Our counseling minor, open to all UB undergraduate students regardless of your major, is designed to be a pre-professional sequence of courses in the counseling field. This minor will prepare you for entry level positions in social service agencies or prepare you for graduate studies in counseling, psychology, social work or a related helping profession. This program does not lead to licensure to practice counseling.

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Why Minor in Counseling at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • demonstrating an awareness of issues related to counseling individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • developing the basic micro-counseling skills essential to the helping profession
  • identifying the roles, functions and educational requirements of various helping professions
  • learning the major theoretical models of counseling

Program Overview

Academic minor completed Counseling
Credits required for completion 18
Time to completion 2 to 3 semesters 
Course delivery On campus, online or hybrid
  • counseling psychology
  • counselor education
  • educational psychology
  • mental health counseling
  • rehabilitation counseling
  • school counseling
  • school psychology
When to Apply

We strongly recommended that you apply for this minor two years prior to graduating (end of sophomore spring semester), as long as you meet the requirements below. This will allow you to complete the required courses in time for graduating. There is a risk of not being able to complete the required coursework if you apply later than this recommended time.

Students in the counseling minor will be given priority to seats in the classes needed for the minor.

Questions about the program?
Jennifer Rosseland-Bates.
Jennifer Rosseland-Bates

Program and Operations Coordinator
Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology
409 Baldy Hall


Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions About the Admission Process?

Graduate School of Education
366 Baldy Hall, North Campus