B.S. in Community Counseling
Focus Area: Addictions
Focus Area: Aging/Gerontology
Focus Area: Child/Adolescence
Focus Area: Marriage and Family Studies
Focus Area: General
The Bachelor of Science in Community Counseling degree is designed to foster an understanding of counseling theories, social issues, and effective counseling practice with a diverse population. The degree will prepare students to work with children, adults, families, and groups in numerous human service settings.
Students will be prepared for entry-level positions in community mental health centers, youth and family service agencies, child and family caseworkers, state health and human services departments, substance abuse treatment programs, addiction specialists, correctional facilities, detention centers, and director of residential programs.
Students will be prepared to continue their education in graduate programs in psychology, counseling and human services, leading to licensure as a licensed professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, behavioral practitioner, and alcohol and drug abuse counselor.
Students will gain the knowledge and skills to complete the certification requirements of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, as well as other certification programs.
“I saved Internship II until my last semester. I thought that would give me a better chance of getting hired at DHS. I was lucky enough to be placed with a great group of DHS workers who all offered to be references for me when I applied for a permanent position. RSU taught me so much, I felt prepared going into this field (child welfare). This type of job puts you in a role of major responsibility – taking care of kids! We work with parents to achieve their safety plans and get them needed assistance to get their kids back in their care. This is exactly what I went to school for!”
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills by comprehending and applying counseling theories to real world.
- Students will analyze and synthesize Human Service Research.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of counseling ethics and apply to real world examples.
- Students will participate in service learning project and apply counseling knowledge to service practice.
- Students will comprehend and apply a multicultural perspective.
- Students will evaluate their academic experience and report academic program satisfaction.
Department Mission: The mission of the Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice is to assist students in developing knowledge and understanding of social, legal and psychological issues and to operate effectively in today’s legal, social, and culturally diverse community.
Degree Program Mission: The Bachelors of Science Degree in Community Counseling is designed to foster and understanding of counseling theories, social issues, and effective counseling practices with a diverse population. The degree will prepare students to work with children, adults , families, and groups in numerous human service settings.