What You’ll Learn
Luther’s counseling minor complements any major at the college. The minor also provides preparation for helping professions.
Psychology courses cover topics including social processes, personality, emotional disorders, development, thinking, testing, learning, motivation, perception, psychobiology, and animal behavior.
Counseling courses explore how and why helping professions are increasingly driven by demands for accountability. They focus on evidence-based practices and help you prepare for future workplace expectations.
Social work courses center on human behavior and social environments.
Careers and Outcomes
Research indicates there is a viable market for counselors and related professions. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020) predicts a “much faster than average” employment rate in the next ten years in this category. A counseling minor provides ideal preparation for helping professions. You can also combine the minor with a variety of majors in preparation for other fields/careers.
- Art (art therapist)
- Biology (animal-assisted therapist)
- Business (financial counselor)
- Education (guidance counselor or school psychologist)
- Environmental studies (ecotherapist)
- Identity studies (dance therapist)
- Medical (pre-medicine)
- Music (music therapist)
- Religion (pastoral counselor)
“As a professor, I hope to challenge students to question more than they want to, and to accomplish more than they think they can,” says Susan Schmidt, assistant professor of social work.