College Student Counseling and Personnel Services Major

A major/degree in College Student Counseling and Personnel Services is a program that focuses on the organization and provision of counseling, referral, assistance, and administrative services to students in postsecondary educational institutions and adult education facilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as professional counselors in such settings.

Includes instruction in applicable laws and policies, residential counseling and services, vocational counseling and placement services, remedial skills counseling, and therapeutic counselor intervention.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in College Student Counseling and Personnel Services (use the College Search feature and enter "college student" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in College Student Counseling and Personnel Services?

Careers with a major/degree in College Student Counseling and Personnel Services will likely require a master’s degree as well as licensing.  With these, you may find a job as (but not limited to) a postsecondary administrator, college career counselor, or mental health counselor.

 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in College Student Counseling and Personnel Services

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in College Student Counseling and Personnel Services