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 This page was updated on March 8, 2021.

If you decide to  receive a dual degree, aka, "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.  There will be some additional elements that you will need to complete:

Below are the different options for completing a dual degree:

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 and add the following classes:

These additions will add 18 hours to your current School Counseling Plan of Study, if you took one of the above classes as your "advisor-approved electvie". 

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 and add the following classes:

These additions will add 18 hours to your current School Plan of Study, unless you took one of the above classes as your "advisor-approved elective". If you are using one of the above courses as your "advisor-approved elective", you will need to select an additional 3-hour school counseling or higher educaiton administration elective.  You MUST complete 18 hours (beyond the 60 hour school counseling plan of study) to receive dual degrees.

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 and add the following classes:

These additions will add 18 hours to your Clinical Mental Health plan of study, if you took one of the above classes as your "advisor-approved elective". 

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 and add the following classes:

These additions will add 18 hours to your current Mental Health Plan of Study, unless you took one of the above classes as your "advisor-approved elective".  If you are using one of the above courses as your "advisor-approved elective", you will need to select an additional 3-hour school counseling or higher educaiton administration elective.  You MUST complete 18 hours (beyond the 60 hour Mental Health counseling plan of study) to receive dual degrees.

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 and add the following classes:

These additions will add 18 hours to your current Career Counseling Plan of Study, if you took one of the above classes as your "advisor-approved electvie".  

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 and add the following classes:

These additions will add 18 hours to your current Career Counseling Plan of Study, if you took one of the above classes as your "advisor-approved elective".  This option is ONLY available for those Career Counseling students who complete the HEA route for their primary plan of study.

 


 

To receive a second degree, you MUST complete a minimum of 18 semester hours above and beyond your original plan of study.

PLEASE consult with your advisor for approval.  Not everyone may be permitted to pursue a dual degre.  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-degree process.  Courses taken towards other options may not be substituted for the ones indicated above.