Career Counseling

Set clients on the right career path.

You found your perfect career. Now you can help others find theirs. A Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling, with a specialization in Career Counseling, gives you the tools you need to help students discover their path in life.

This specialization will give you a broad background in counseling, as well as more specific training in career counseling and related services.

What courses will you take?

The 40 units of core courses, plus 8 units, below, for a minimum 48 units:

  • COUN 239: Psychological Perspectives of Gender (2 units): Introduction to psychology of gender, with emphasis on psycho-social effects of genderization of women and men from an ecosystemic, multicultural, and feminist perspective. Attention is paid to gender-specific issues pertinent to mental health and well-being.
  • COUN 530: Counseling Field Experience (1-3 units each term; 6 units total): Students are engaged in fieldwork in clinical, school or college settings appropriate to department specialization(s) and career objectives. Weekly seminars held for specific specializations. Supervision provided by Counseling Department campus supervisors and department-approved field supervisors.

(Prerequisites: COUN 222, 230, 233, 240, 248, 500, 520, 521, & 522; pre/co-requisites for the fall semester: COUN 232; pre/co-requisites for the spring semester: COUN 234, 237, 239, & 523)