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