Gildemeister Hall, Room 132 (507-457-5335; Fax: 507-457-5882)
WSU-Rochester, Room EA 201 (507-285-7488; Fax: 507-285-7170)
Tim Hatfield (Chairperson)
Gaylia Borror, Professor; B.S., Davis & Elkins College; M.S., West Virginia University; Ph.D., University of Iowa; 1989 –
Cynthia Briggs, Assistant Professor; B.S., Guilford College; M.A., Wake Forest University; Ph.D., Oregon State University; 2006 –
Mary Fawcett, Associate Professor; B.A., University of North Carolina; M.A., Appalachian State University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina; 1999 –
Tim Hatfield, Professor; B.A., Harvard University; M.Ed., Harvard Graduate School of Education; Ph.D., University of Minnesota; 1980 –
Nicholas Ruiz, Professor; B.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota; 1989 –
Carol Smith, Assistant Professor; B.S., North Dakota State University; M.S., Western Illinois University; Ph.D., University of Iowa; 2007 –
The department’s major purpose is to provide quality education to persons seeking advanced study in counseling and related professions and to provide selected undergraduate and community service courses. The department offers elective courses for undergraduates; however, departmental concentrations lead only to the Master of Science degree. (See the Graduate Catalog for program descriptions.)
PASS/NO CREDIT (P/NC) COURSES
Except for internships and practica, undergraduate students must take all courses in their major, minor, options, concentrations and licensures on a grade-only basis. The P/NC option is available to non-majors unless otherwise noted. Courses offered on a pass/no credit-only or grade-only basis are so designated in the course descriptions.
200 - Career/Life Decision Making (3 S.H.)
This course is designed to give students an opportunity to explore the skills, processes, and information necessary to become actively and responsibly involved in their own college program planning as well as their longer-term career and life planning. P/NC only.
220 - Emotions and Behavior (3 S.H.)
This course focuses on promoting students’ self-awareness and personal growth, with significant learning opportunities structured through in-class and out of class individual projects, small group work, and large group experiential activities.
432 - Stress Management (3 S.H.)
This course provides an introduction to important concepts, issues, skills, and interventions related to the identification and management of personal stress.
495 - Workshop: Counseling Specialties (.5-4 S.H.)
The topics of these workshops vary. Announcements of the topics and any special enrollment issues are made in advance of the workshop offering.