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If you decide to dual-major (in other words, add another program of study to your current one), there will be some classes that you will need to add to your current program of study (or "major").  You will need to discuss this plan with your advisor - and gain their approval before adding an additional Program.

Please note that the program of study under which you were admitted will not change if you decide to dual-major.  If you were admitted as a School Counseling major, for example, the University will still identify you as a School Counseling major (or whatever program under which you were admitted).  You will not notice that a program has been added within the Banner system (or any other official NCCU records).  There will be no official documentation of dual-majoring, other than the plan of study that you develop with your advisor.  However, when it comes time to fill out your Application for Graduation, you will need to fill out two sets of documents (one for each major).  You will also need to complete two Porffolio defenses in your last semester.  When you graduate, you will receive two diplomas - and both degrees will be noted on your transcript.

Below are the different options for dual-majoring:

If you are admitted as a School Counseling major -- and you would like to add the Clinical Mental Health Counseling  Program of Study:

You will complete your School Program of Study (51 hours / 60 hours beginning FA 2018), and add the following classes:

          • CON 5362: Advanced Assessment (3 hours) 
          • CON 5306: Intro to Substance Abuse Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5307: Crisis, Trauma, and Grief Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5321: Intro to Family Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5381: Intro to Mental Health Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5390: Internship in Mental Health Counseling (300 hours - 3 hours) (NOTE: This is in addition to your 600-hour school counseling internship)

These additions will add 18 hours to your current School Counseling Plan of Study, unless you took one of the above classes as your "advisor-approved electvie".  If this is the case, and you took one of the above classes as your elective, then it will add 15 hours to your plan of study. 

If you are admitted as a School Counseling major -- and you would like to add the Career Counseling Program of Study:

You will complete your School Program of Study (51 hours / 60 hours beginning FA 2018), and add the following classes:

          • CON 5325: Advanced Career Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5390: Internship in Career Counseling (300 hours - 3 hours) (NOTE: This is in addition to your 600-hour school counseling internship)

These additions will add 6 hours to your current School Counseling Plan of Study, unless you took one of the above classes as your "advisor-approved electvie".  If this is the case, and you took one of the above classes as your elective, then it will add 3 hours to your plan of study.

If you are admitted as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling major -- and you would like to add the School Counseling Program of Study:

 You will complete your Clinical Mental Health Program of Study (60 hours), and add the following classes:

          • CON 5303: Intro to School Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5304: Advanced School Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5308: Counseling Children and Adolescents (3 hours) *for students admitted FA 2018 or later
          • CON 5340: Counseling Students with Special Needs (3 hours) *for students admitted FA 2018 or later
          • CON 5350 Clinical Interventions in Events of Crisis, Grief, and Trauma (3 hours) *for students admitted FA 2018 or later
          • CON 5390: Internship in School Counseling (300 hours - 3 hours) (NOTE: This is in addition to your 600-hour mental health counseling internship)

These additions will add 9 hours to your current Mental Health Plan of Study (18 hours for students admitted FA 2018 or later), unless you took one of the above classes as your "advisor-approved elective".  If this is the case, and you took one of the above classes as your elective, then it will add 3 fewer hours to your plan of study.

If you are admitted as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling major -- and you would like to add the Career Counseling Program of Study:

 You will complete your Clinical Mental Health Program of Study (60 hours), and add the following classes:

          • CON 5325: Advanced Career Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5390: Internship in Career Counseling (300 hours - 3 hours) (NOTE: This is in addition to your 600-hour mental health counseling internship)

These additions will add 6 hours to your current Mental Health Plan of Study, unless you took one of the above classes as your "advisor-approved elective".  If this is the case, and you took one of the above classes as your elective, then it will add 3 hours to your plan of study.

If you are admitted as a Career Counseling major -- and you would like to add the Clinical Mental Health Counseling  Program of Study:

You will complete your Career Program of Study (48 hours), and add the following classes:

          • CON 5362: Advanced Assessment (3 hours) 
          • CON 5306: Intro to Substance Abuse Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5307: Crisis, Trauma, and Grief Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5321: Intro to Family Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5381: Intro to Mental Health Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5390: Internship in Mental Health Counseling (300 hours - 3 hours) (NOTE: This is in addition to your 600-hour career counseling internship)

These additions will add 18 hours to your current Career Counseling Plan of Study, unless you took one of the above classes as your "advisor-approved electvie".  If this is the case, and you took one of the above classes as your elective, then it will add 15 hours to your plan of study. 

If you are admitted as a Career Counseling major -- and you would like to add the School Counseling Program of Study:

 You will complete your Career Program of Study (48 hours), and add the following classes:

          • CON 5303: Intro to School Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5304: Advanced School Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5308: Counseling Children and Adolescents (3 hours) *for students admitted FA 2018 or later
          • CON 5340: Counseling Students with Special Needs (3 hours) *for students admitted FA 2018 or later
          • CON 5350 Clinical Interventions in Events of Crisis, Grief, and Trauma (3 hours) *for students admitted FA 2018 or later
          • CON 5390: Internship in School Counseling (300 hours - 3 hours) (NOTE: This is in addition to your 600-hour career counseling internship)

These additions will add 9 hours to your current Career Counseling Plan of Study (18 hours for students admitted FA 2018 or later), unless you took one of the above classes as your "advisor-approved elective".  If this is the case, and you took one of the above classes as your elective, then it will add 3 fewer hours to your plan of study.

 

When considering dual-majoring, PLEASE consult with your advisor for approval.  Not everyone may be permitted to dual-major.  There are also schedule variations (course offerings) and course sequencing that can impact how quickly you progress through the Program.   Other options (e.g., pursuing LCAS or Grief Counseling certificate) are not part of the dual-majoring process.  Courses taken towards other options may not be substituted for the ones indicated above.

Once approved to dual-major by your advisor, please request that the second (new) portfolio structure be added to your Foliotek account.  Send this request to Dr. Royal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  Please indicate what your current (existing) and second (new) majors are.  There are no additional Foliotek fees required to add another portfolio structure.

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