Counseling and Community Psychology - Bachelor of Science

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I 14
English Composition - Level 2
Choose one of the following3
Professional & Technical Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science3
Oral Communication
Choose one of the following3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra (or higher/except MATH 1130G) 1,23
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
CEPY 1120GHuman Growth and Behavior3
Choose any two of the following8
Introduction to Plant Science (Lecture & Lab)4
Introductory Plant Science
Introduction Astro (lec+lab)4
The Planets
Human Biology3
Contemporary Problems in Biology4
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
4
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)4
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Environmental Science I4
Physical Geography4
Physical Geology4
Survey of Physics with Lab4
Physics of Music4
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
4
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab
4
Area V: Humanities
Choose one of the following3
Making History3
United States History I3
United States History II3
World History I3
World History II3
Western Civilization I3
Western Civilization II3
Islamic Civilizations to 18003
Islamic Civilizations since 18003
East Asia to 16003
East Asia since 16003
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Choose one of the following3
Orientation in Art3
Visual Concepts3
History of Art I3
History of Art II3
Dance Appreciation3
Music Appreciation: Jazz3
Music Appreciation: Western Music3
Introduction to Theatre3
General Education Elective
PSYC 1110GIntroduction to Psychology 13
Viewing a Wider World 36
CEPY 300V and CEPY 451V may not be used.
Departmental/College Requirements
Core Courses 1
CEPY 2110Learning in the Classroom3
CEPY 2120The Preschool Child3
CEPY 2130Adolescence - School Setting3
CEPY 2140Explorations of Counseling & Community Psychology3
CEPY 300VHuman Relations Training3
CEPY 320Sex Roles in Education3
CEPY 420Introduction of Mindfulness Practice3
CEPY 451VIntroduction to Counseling3
CEPY 455Addictions Prevention and Recovery3
CEPY 461Family Guidance3
CEPY 495Psychology, Multiculturalism and Counseling3
CEPY 498Internship in Counseling & Community Psychology6
CJUS 416Global Perspectives on Youth and Drug Use3
FCST 383Parenting and Child Guidance3
PHIL 2110GIntroduction to Ethics3
FCSC 400Research Methods in Family and Consumer Sciences3
or PSYC 310 Experimental Methods
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
Choose one from the following:3
Introduction to Statistics 13
Statistical Methods 13
Choose one from the following:3
Human Ancestors3
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
Introduction to Anthropology3
World Archaeology3
Survey of Economics3
Macroeconomic Principles3
Microeconomics Principles3
World Regional Geography3
Human Geography3
American National Government3
Introduction to Political Science3
Issues in American Politics3
International Relations3
Introduction to Sociology3
Contemporary Social Problems3
Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies3
Representing Women Across Cultures3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring to the total credits to 120 1,4
Select sufficient electives from approved CEP Department list (https://cep.nmsu.edu/academic-programs/counseling-and-community-psychology/) to meet 120 minimum credit hours for the Bachelor degree (minimum of 24 credits required). 524
Total Credits120

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1220G College Algebra and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
MATH 1220G College Algebra 1 3
CEPY 1120G Human Growth and Behavior 3
CEPY 2110 Learning in the Classroom 3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
Choose from one of the following: 3
Introduction to Statistics 1  
Statistical Methods 1  
PSYC 1110G Introduction to Psychology 3
CEPY 2120 The Preschool Child 3
Area V: Humanities (HIST course) 2 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Semester 1
CEPY 2140 Explorations of Counseling & Community Psychology 3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
An additional Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science Course (see list from non-departmental requirements) 3 3
Choose from one of the following: 3
Advanced Composition  
Professional & Technical Communication 1  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science 1  
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication  
CEPY Approved Elective Course 4 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
CEPY 2130 Adolescence - School Setting 3
PHIL 2110G Introduction to Ethics 3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
CEPY Approved Elective Course 4 3
CEPY Approved Elective Course 4 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Semester 1
CEPY 300V Human Relations Training 3
CEPY 455 Addictions Prevention and Recovery (Fall Only) 3
Viewing a Wider World Course 5 3
Choose from one of the following: 3-4
Experimental Methods 1  
Research Methods in Family and Consumer Sciences  
CEPY Approved Elective Course 4 3
 Credits15-16
Semester 2
CEPY 320 Sex Roles in Education 3
CEPY 461 Family Guidance 1 3
CJUS 416 Global Perspectives on Youth and Drug Use 3
CEPY Approved Elective Course 4 3
CEPY Approved Elective Course 4 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Semester 1
CEPY 420 Introduction of Mindfulness Practice 3
CEPY 451V Introduction to Counseling 3
CEPY 498 Internship in Counseling & Community Psychology 3
FCST 383 Parenting and Child Guidance 3
CEPY Approved Elective Course 4 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
CEPY 495 Psychology, Multiculturalism and Counseling 3
CEPY 498 Internship in Counseling & Community Psychology 3
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 5 3
CEPY Approved Elective Course 4 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120-121