The Counseling degree program prepares you to assist people going through difficult times and help them regain their promise. The program prepares you for a career in the delivery of human services to adults, children and adolescents in need. There is a dual emphasis in the curriculum for extensive theoretical study and practical training. Each student is provided with specialized courses in addiction, criminal justice studies and working with children and adolescents.

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Bachelor of Science in Counseling

Prominent Careers

Along with the supervision of the faculty, a bachelor's degree in counseling provides the skills and opportunities necessary for a professional career in counseling or for graduate study in counseling, social work and human services.

Newman University counseling graduates have been employed in such varied settings as:

Hospital-based treatment programs
Probation and parole
Private practice settings
Community corrections
Agencies serving youth and families
Programs serving a diverse clientele
Halfway houses for women and children
Programs serving elderly clients

Most graduates of the counseling degree program apply for and are accepted into graduate schools of social work and counseling.

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All aspects in the counseling process are explored and the student utilizes these skills in progressively responsible internship settings.


Addiction Studies
Child and Adolescent Studies
Criminal Justice Studies

BSRB Requirements for Counselor Licensure

The curriculum for the counseling degree meets the requirements for the LAC required by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) for working in programs serving substance dependent and abusing clients.

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licensure which takes effect in July 2011.