Counseling Minor

We are all created equal, but each of us is wonderfully unique. Effective communication skills are integral to all types of interaction. The ability to conceptualize the perspective of others and the challenges they face will be valuable in professional and personal settings. This 15-credit minor prepares you to interact with others, recognize and appreciate their strengths and assist them in formulating appropriate solutions. 


You will demonstrate knowledge, awareness and skills to access resources and become an effective professional in your field. Through coursework and practice, you will improve your interpersonal communication and advanced listening skills. This program provides instruction to help you become more attentive to multicultural and social justice issues that impact the lives of others.  

"I am working with kids in the Indianapolis Public Schools, and I can honestly say that of all the classes I took as an undergrad, the counseling ones have been the most helpful for what I am doing now and for my future plans." Margo Weber, Class of 2014

Course Requirements

This minor does not directly lead to licensure to practice counseling. Your experience in these courses can help you understand how to pursue formal graduate training in counseling-related fields, such as school psychology, counseling, counseling psychology, social work, and clinical psychology.

Who Should Enroll?

If you are pursuing a career in a profession which requires interaction with diverse populations, then this program is for you. Students who have completed this minor have embarked on careers as:

  • Academic Advisors
  • Business Managers
  • Coaches
  • Customer Service Professionals
  • Medical Professionals
  • Non-profit Organization Administrators
  • Public Health Workers
  • School Administrators
  • Teachers
  • Youth Service Agency Professionals

For more information, please contact us: 

Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology
201 North Rose Avenue, Suite 4000
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: (812) 856-8300