Counseling Minor

Chair: Krista Malott, Ph.D.
Office Location: 302 Saint Augustine Center
Telephone: (610) 519-8103


The Education and Counseling Department undergraduate offerings include a Major in Secondary Education, two different Minor in Education programs, a Minor in Counseling, and a combined BA/MA in Education. The Secondary Education degree has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to recommend candidates for Level I Certification in order to teach in grades 7 through 12 in Pennsylvania's public schools.  Faculty in the department are highly engaged in both theoretical and practical research related to education and counseling.


The Minor in Counseling exposes students to knowledge of the field of counseling and the counseling process, evidence-based therapeutic practices, and the application of counseling skills. The minor is not intended to replace graduate level professional training, but to prepare students for entry level helping careers, for advanced graduate work, or to complement coursework from a variety of majors.

Program Notes:

Students interested in declaring the counseling minor must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Counseling Minor Required Courses:

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The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2020. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog.