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Human Service Minor

The field of human service is broadly defined, uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving overall quality of life of service populations. Combining social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, and education, the field required professionals to perform a variety of helping roles within the social service arena while maintaining a respect for diversity and knowledge of multicultural perspectives.

The Human Service minor represents a concentrated program of study, with courses designed to develop an understanding of the basic tenets of the human service profession. They are intended to help students develop a better understanding of the challenges facing diverse and under-served populations in society who traditionally seek services from public, non-profit, and private Human Service agencies. (RequirementsAdmissions)

Minor Coordinator:  Dr. Mickey Melendez, Department of Counseling & Human Services(212.237.8101,

The Peer Counseling Program
The Peer Counseling Program is an intensive, six-credit training program consisting of the Peer Counseling Training Course (CSL 210) and the Peer Mentor Practicum Course (CSL 211). The program provides valuable counseling support for the Counseling Department by preparing students to serve as peer counselors, academic advisors, and teaching assistants. The program is selective and rigorous. For more information; please contact the coordinator.

Coordinator: Dr. Cary Sanchez (212.237.8147,

Counseling Minor
Please note: The College is no longer admitting new students to this minor. For information about the Counseling minor, see the Undergraduate Bulltetin 2010-2011. For students who are interested in a counseling-related minor, see the Human Service Minor. .(RequirementsAdmissions)

For more information contact: Dr. Mickey Melendez, Department of Counseling & Human Services(212.237.8101,