(Closed) School counselors, what Did you major in in college?

posted 5 years ago in College
Post # 2
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’m not a counselor, but my step-mom is a middle school counselor and she majored in psychology, minored in philosophy. Good luck! My step-mom loves it.

Post # 3
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’m a school pyschologist (slightly similar) and majored in Psychology Education with a minor in Middle School Math.  I taught middle school math for several years before becoming a psych.  Many of my cohorts didn’t major in an education related field (most were psych).  If you haven’t looked into school psych, it’s pretty awesome!

Post # 4
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

My Fiance is a counselor and he majored in sociology during undergrad but his masters is in school counseling. 

Post # 6
5362 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I was a Cj and soci major, I just graduated in May, but have thought about going back for school counseling or social work at some point in the future. I think you’ll be fine with Cj! 

Post # 7
2294 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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kindaclueless:  I was a psych major in college, but I didn’t decide to be a school counselor until later.  When I applied to grad school, it was more important that I had some experience working with kids and showed a real passion for creating change.  I’m sure any social services major will work just fine, and just take some time to actually work with kids or as a counselor of some sort before you get your Master’s.  Good luck!  I’m just starting my first year as an official school counselor- 6th grade!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
289 posts
Helper bee

I majored in Human Development for my BA, but am now in my second year masters program (and internship) as a school counselor, which I love! There is another girl in my program who majored in CJ which gives her alternate perspectives on many of the issues in the schools, which is a great perk! Good luck with your journey, it is a lot of fun!

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