College Student Personnel Concentration

The College Student Personnel Concentration is designed to prepare students for counseling careers in higher education. The program prepares students for entry-level positions in college and university settings and for careers at institutions of higher education throughout the country. Advanced coursework in this concentration includes classes in career and lifestyle development, organization and administration of higher education, and college student development. This program is 47 credit hours and may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. No special licensing post-degree is required for college student personnel job placement.

Upon completion of the program, students demonstrate:

  • Application of a lifespan approach to career and lifestyle development
  • The ability to perform career assessment and career guidance
  • An understanding of assessment tools used in college counseling centers
  • Ability to apply placement procedures for advancement in college career centers
  • Knowledge of management principles and practices

Personal Characteristics

Personal characteristics students cultivate in our program include:

  • Determination and confidence
  • Leadership skills
  • Sound decision making skills
  • Strong organizational and managerial skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Communication and motivational skills
  • Familiarity with information technology


College Student Personnel graduates find employment in colleges, universities and other institutions of higher learning working in:

  • Admissions-applications and marketing
  • Financial aid
  • Academic advising, career planning and placement
  • Residential Life- student services, student clubs and organizations
  • Athletics
  • Administration-policies and programs, reports, forms, and documents, transcripts