Courses are organized into three phases and should be taken in that order. The sequence within each phase should be followed as closely as possible. Consultation with an advisor on a regular basis is required as a student progresses through the program. Students must apply for admission to candidacy during the semester they are enrolled in Practicum.
While it is possible to complete the program as a part-time student, several of the advanced courses meet in the late afternoon, and most of the practicum and Field Experience sites require the student to be available during the day.
CNS Elective - Course selected with approval of advisor
Leadership Elective - Courses selected with approval of advisor
Minimum = 48 crs.
In addition to the for credit courses, each student majoring in College Student Personnel is required to complete a research project during the program. The proposal for the study is completed during the CNS 600 research course that should be taken during the first semester of full-time study. Work on the project will be continued in CNS 587 Assessment Strategies & Program Evaluation in Student Affairs Credits: 3. The completed project must be submitted to the student’s advisor one month prior to graduation.
The 48-credit College Student Personnel (CSP) concentration is not accredited by CACREP, but the 60-hour College Counseling & Student Affairs program (see below) is accredited by CACREP.