CARE Degree Requirements

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Degree Requirements

All students take 39 credits of foundational coursework, called the ‘common core’ or ‘counseling core.’ These courses are designed to aid counseling students in building a professional counselor identity by acquiring the knowledge, awareness and skills necessary for ethical and effective practice. Students also take 12 hours of clinical mental health specialty courses or clinical rehabilitaion courses and complete clinical experience hours for a total of 60 credit hours.

The required program of study (core coursework) is:
CARE 461 (3) - Introduction to Substance Use Disorders & Behavioral Addictions
CARE 500 (3) - Interpersonal Skills for Professional Helpers
CARE 505 (3) - Professional Identity and Ethics
CARE 512 (3) - Development & Sexuality Across the Lifespan
CARE 541 (3) - Counseling Theory
CARE 542 (3) - Career Development & Theory
CARE 543 (3) - Group Theory & Counseling
CARE 544 (3) - Assessment &Testing
CARE 545 (3) - Multicultural & Social Justice Counseling
CARE 546 (3) - Crisis Assessment & Intervention
CARE 547 (3) - Research & Program Evaluation
CARE 549 (3) - Diagnosis & Treatment in Counseling
QUAN 402 or QUAN 506 (3 to 4) - Statistics or Inferential Statistics
CARE 548B (3) - Practicum
CARE 591 (6) - Internship 

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Required program of study is:

CARE 501 - Practices & Processes in Clinical Mental Health
CARE 503 Family Theory OR
CARE 537 Child and Adolescent Counseling
CARE 548C - Advanced Group Work
CARE 590 - Trauma and Interpersonal Violence

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling

Required program of study is:

CARE 551 - Clinical Rehabilitation Theory and Practice
CARE 513 - Medical Aspects of Disability
CARE 575 - Clinical Rehabilitation Case Management and Community Resources
CARE 533 - Vocational Testing and Measurement