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Bachelor of Counselling

Equips graduates with strong foundations in the theories and techniques in professional counselling, and to function proficiently in practice as a professional counsellor.

Bachelor of Counselling


Overview

The various courses are designed to equip graduates with strong foundations in the theories and techniques in professional counselling, and to function proficiently in practice as a professional counsellor. The electives allow for specialisation in desired settings and clientele groups. As the only counselling degree programme offered by a local university, this programme prepares graduates to function as professional counsellors in the local environment. Training is conducted by experienced practitioners and academicians, with emphasis on counselling competencies, adopting an academic-practitioner approach to counsellor education. Hence, as the counselling practicum is a core feature in professional counselling training, students are required to commit their time to it.

Graduates of the Singapore University of Social Sciences Bachelor of Counselling programme who continue to pursue our Master in Counselling programme and complete 600 hours of face-to-face counselling within 3 years of their graduation would meet the standards and requirements stipulated by the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC) for SAC membership as registered counsellors. For more information, please refer to SAC website at http://www.sac-counsel.org.sg.

Financial Assistance

There are also various types of financial aid available to students who need financial assistance. Please click here for more details.

Programme Structure

To graduate with a basic degree, students are required to complete a total of 130 credit units (cu) of courses, inclusive of 10 cu of SUSS core courses.
Module Types
SUSS Core Compulsory
10 Cu
COMPULSORY
  • BCOU students before Jan 2015 intake are to complete 90cu
95 cu
ELECTIVE
  • BCOU students before Jan 2015 intake are to complete 30cu
25 cu

The counselling programme is suitable for those who are seeking:

  • a career in the direction of professional counselling work;
  • knowledge and practice of professional counselling skills to provide in their capacity essential supportive care;
  • awareness and improvement of people skills to improve interpersonal relations ;
  • facilitation skills for individual and groupwork processes.
Career opportunities are found in various industries, businesses and consultancy work such as, people management and assistance type services within the educational, legal, financial, welfare, social, health and other service sectors.
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