Counseling Minor - Nevada State College

Counseling Minor


Find your path by helping others

The counseling minor is designed to support students interested in the helping fields, including professional counseling. The academic, practical, and experiential curriculum offered in this minor will provide a solid foundation for those interested in pursuing professional counseling careers in areas such as:

  • Alcohol and Drug Counseling
  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Licensed Clinical Social Work
  • Psycho-Social Rehabilitation
  • Other areas related to Human Services

Take a look at these testimonials from counseling students recounting their first field experience.
Our counseling classes are taught by Counselor Educators who also have professional experience and state-approved clinical license(s). As so, they enhance the academic work with personal experiences and can support you through your professional journey.

Class topics include:

  • Counseling Theories
  • Counseling Skills Practice
  • Addiction Classification/Effects
  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Cultural Diversity in Counseling
  • Codes of Ethics
  • Cross Addictions
  • Treatment and Prevention
  • Counseling Interventions
  • Professional Licensure
  • Graduate School Preparation
  • Guest lecturers with Professional backgrounds

In this minor, you will receive:

Hands-on experience. In our capstone field experience course, you’ll learn by doing. If you’re interested in counseling, psychology, or social work careers, you can gain an internship experience by dedicating 140 hours at one of our local community agencies.

Student-centered scheduling. A year-round mix of online, hybrid, and in-person courses allows you to successfully complete your minor while you complete your Major. Many courses are offered online. Counseling skills and capstone courses are offered in a face-to-face format to ensure the best learning experience.

Professional Development: Our rigorous degree programs prepare you for success in graduate school and for careers in the helping fields, such as nursing, criminal justice, education, and social services.


● Mean annual wage for substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors in Nevada: $46,560 (2017 BLS)
● Mean annual wage for community and social service occupations in Nevada: $48,050 (2017 BLS)
● Mean annual wage for educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors in Nevada: $58,620 (2017 BLS)

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