Academic Advising Certificate
The Department of Psychological Science and Counseling offers the online graduate certificate in Academic Advising. The certificate is offered exclusively online and admits for all terms on the Clarksville campus.
This online program is designed for professionals who have already earned a Bachelor's degree and would like to earn a graduate credential while building skills in academic advising for the college population. The certificate program is completed in 15-hour graduate hours.
Why complete a certificate in Academic Advising?
Upon completion of the Academic Advising Certificate, students will be able to:
- Comprehend the importance of the information component of academic advising.
- Appreciate the importance of effective communication skills.
- Outline a strategy for approaching and organizing an advising session.
- Describe the cognitive, social, and emotional issues of development for individuals ages 18-29; particularly at is impacts family, peer, and school contexts.
- Identify factors impacting students’ resistance to career planning and strategies to overcome it.
- Recognize how factors such as sleep and exercise impact memory and attention and simply explain strategies to use this knowledge to improve learning.
- Understand diverse populations and how issues of race, gender, class, lifestyle and ethnicity affects individuals and groups.
Students will complete this 15-hour program by taking five online courses:
PSYC 5015: Foundations of Academic Advising (3)
PSYC 5025: The Science of Learning for Advisors (3)
PSYC 5035: Advising Emerging Adult Populations
COUN 5440: Counseling Diverse Populations (3)
COUN 5600: Theories and Counseling in Career Development (3)
Applicants to this program will apply for admissions through the College of Graduate Studies. The minimum admission standards require applicants to:
- Hold a Bachelor’s degree, conferred in any field, from a regionally accredited institution
- Have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5
- Submit a personal statement
Applicants must complete the application for admission in full, pay the application fee ($45 domestic/ $55 international), submit official transcripts from all colleges attended, and submit a personal statement to obtain an admission decision from the department.
To learn more about this program, contact our Graduate Coordinator:
Dr. Nanci Woods, Professor for Psychological Science and Counseling