Master of Science in Counseling
Option in Student Affairs and College Counseling
The Option in Student Affairs and College Counseling is a 48-unit counseling-based program designed to train student affairs professionals to effectively address the academic, career, and developmental needs of college students. Students will learn about student affairs as a helping profession and integrate developmental counseling theories into higher education settings to promote student success.
Students will receive extensive training and supervision in the core conditions of person-centered counseling through coursework, practicum, and field practice. The application of the core conditions in the work of student affairs professionals is essential in developing cohesive working relationships and understanding the needs of diverse students in community colleges and universities. These classroom and experiential opportunities allow students to learn, practice, and apply their counseling knowledge to various student affairs functional areas.
Graduates of this program may pursue careers as professionals in a variety of student affairs functional areas such as TRiO and college access programs, housing and residential life programs, leadership education and development, learning assistance programs, multicultural student programs and services, academic advising programs, and career services.