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School of Education offers new counseling minor

Photo Caption: The minor in counseling is being offered by the School of Education and Arts. Photo Credit/Jeremy Linton

Photo Caption: The minor in counseling is being offered by the School of Education and Arts. Photo Credit/Jeremy Linton

By: MEAGAN KOWALIK
Staff Writer
mkowalik@umail.iu.edu

Calling all undergraduate students. Beginning in the fall of 2015, the School of Education will be offering a new undergraduate minor in counseling.

The minor in counseling is open to all students, regardless of major. The minor consists of 15 credit hours. Students will learn entry level counseling theory and counseling skills that will improve their professional skills within the workforce.

Dr. Jeremy Linton, Department Chair of the School of Education said, “We believe that learning some entry level counseling skills can help anyone in any profession to improve professional communication and listening.”

Students who are pursuing careers in psychology, sociology, anthropology or criminal justice will find the new minor in counseling very useful.

“The minor can certainly improve skills and marketability for anyone going into the mental health field.” Linton said.

However, the new minor pairs well with any major that will involve a career in working with people.

A minor in counseling will improve any student’s resume, regardless of career field they are going into. The minor will help students develop professional skills that will set them apart from other applicants when applying for jobs.

“The minor is open to anyone on campus and we believe that the counseling field has a lot to offer anyone in any field of study” Linton said.

Students who are interested in minoring in counseling can contact Dr. Jeremy Linton at jmlinton@iusb.edu. Also, students can contact the education advising office at 520-4845 or visit the School of Education website for more details.

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