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Counselors can change lives. That’s one of the many reasons we’re excited about the work we are doing at UWM through our Counseling Minor program. We’re deeply committed to training multiculturally competent counselors who are ready to use their skills to help clients in urban environments.

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Program Format

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Counselors help individuals resolve personal and social problems. Although a minimum of a master’s degree is required to be a professional counselor, the helping skills and developmental perspectives that form the foundation of counseling are applicable to many professions.

The Counseling Minor is designed for undergraduate students who are interested in careers in professional psychology (counseling psychology, clinical psychology or school psychology) or related fields such as school counseling, rehabilitation counseling, or mental health counseling, social work, nursing and allied health professions.

Declaration of Certificate

To request a certificate for the Counseling Minor this program, visit the Declaration of Certificate webpage.

Program Requirements

  • 18 credits required for the minor, at least 9 at the 300 level and above. Courses must be taken in residence at UWM.
  • Students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the minor taken at UWM.