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Psychology and Counselor Education 

Gerber Building 115
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401
Phone: 605-626-2436
Fax: 605-626-3102


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Welcome to Psychology and Counselor Education

NSU offers outstanding programs in psychology and counseling. The  undergraduate psychology program prepares students for a career in various entry-level human service positions. The program emphasizes an applied approach. Students become knowledgeable about their own behavior and the behaviors of those around them.
In Northern’s intensive graduate counseling program, students are challenged to develop clinical skills that will allow them to work with a diverse range of clients. 


The knowledge base for all students in the counseling program is organized around knowledge of:


  • Academic Programs




    • Self
    • Content
    • The individual
    • The approaches, methods and techniques of counseling theory
    • The self as counselor and member of a learning community
Psychology degrees have become one of the most popular options at colleges and universities throughout the world. In addition to offering a tremendous opportunity for personal growth, majoring in psychology opens up a huge range of career opportunities.
Psychology majors are exposed to scientific theory as well as areas of psychological research with practical applications.