Counseling and Human Services (BS)
The Counseling and Human Services Program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the growing and varied field of human services. The Counseling and Human Services Program places an emphasis on applied learning through required fieldwork placements in community settings. Because of this emphasis, benefits are numerous and often result in important professional connections as well as developing the students' sense of professional identity. The Counseling and Human Services Program also prepares students for graduate work in related disciplines.
Clubs and Organizations
Counseling/Human Services Club:
The club provides opportunities to build relationships with community agencies, learn more about current social welfare issues, development of strong personal relationships with fellow classmates, and enhance the overall college experience while increasing leadership skills.
College of Education and
Human Services Student Ambassadors:
Counseling/Human Services majors are encouraged to become a COEHS student ambassador. COEHS Student Ambassadors develop leadership skills while representing their College as well as the Counseling/Human Services Programs at numerous University functions.
Presidential Student Ambassadors:
Counseling/Human Services majors are encouraged to become a Presidential Student Ambassador. This select organization is designed to promote NKU by sharing our personal college experiences with perspective students and their parents as we familiarize them with campus; to achieve well-rounded academic excellence through dedication and involvement in university life; to enhance the experience of all participants of university functions by offering our services whenever they are needed; to welcome esteemed guests of the president and the board of regents and to represent to them a positive image of the student body of NKU; and to attain leadership skills necessary in today's fast-paced, competitive world.
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Field admission is selective. The requirements for admission are as follows:
- Students must be admitted to Northern Kentucky University;
- successfully complete HSR 100; and
- have faculty recommendation and consent of instructor before enrolling in any practica or field experience course.
Students must successfully complete all required Counseling and Human Services courses and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Counseling and Human Services degree.
The Counseling and Human Services major is available in an evening, non-traditional format for adult learners through the PACE delivery. PACE curriculum schedule http://pace.nku.edu/undergradmajors/bchs.html .
Where can you work with a Counseling and Human Services degree?
- Counselor at group homes and halfway houses
- Family, child and youth service agents
- Drug and alcohol treatment centers
- Rehabilitation settings
- Nursing homes
- Residential treatment programs
- Houses of corrections
- Daycare centers
Contact Us: Counseling and Human Services | COEHS | Phone 859.572.6944 | Email firstname.lastname@example.org