Bachelor of Counselling

BACHELOR OF COUNSELING WITH HONOURS
[B. Counselling (Hons.)]

The Bachelor of Counseling program aims to produce trained and competent counselors. This programme offers a comprehensive coverage of knowledge in counseling with strict emphasis on producing highly trained professional counselors. The comprehensive curriculum was developed to suit the demands for counsellors and helping professionals based on established curriculum requirements and standards. Students who enrol in this program are expected to follow the curriculum as stipulated by the programme. The curriculum requires students to fulfill a total of 25 credit hours of of University Core Courses, 78 credit hours of Programme Core Courses, 18 credit hours of Elective Courses and 15 credit hours of practicum, internship and academic exercise.

The University Core Courses are compulsory courses mandated by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education. They cover basic yet essential knowledge base such as nationhood studies, civilizational studies, language, writing and co-curricular activities.

The Programme Core Courses consist of compulsory courses which incorporate all the basic skills considered crucial for students to learn and master. The areas covered by these courses include basic counseling practice in various settings, counseling techniques and skills, psychological courses, theories in counseling and psychology, current and specific issues in counseling and related services, research methods, academic exercise and field practicum. This program also offers a host of elective courses for students to choose from. Each elective course is tailored to specific practice areas relevant to counseling services and the helping profession in general. They offer in-depth coverage of practice, applied knowledge, skills development and other issues considered relevant and essential to the profession.

B.Couns. Course Structure

B. Couns Course Structure

To be conferred the degree of Bachelor of Counselling with Honours [B. Couns. (Hons.)], a student is required to enrol and pass a minimum of 136 credit hours which cover five (5) components, namely University Core Courses, Programme Core Courses,Programme Electives, Free Electives and Practicum, Internship and Academic Exercise. Students are also required to achieve a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 for every semester in order to avoid conditional pass. The programme structure is as follows: 

Components Credit Hours
A University Core Courses 25
B Program Core Courses 78
C Program Emphasis Courses 15
D Free Elective Course 3
E Practicum, Internship & Academic Exercise 15
Total 136

Course Selection

LIST OF COURSES OFFERED BY SEMESTER

Students are advised to enroll in courses based on the suggested schedule presented below. The schedule has been planned in such a way that the courses and their credit hours are evenly distributed and in accordance with the level of study deemed suitable for majority of students. By following the schedule, students will be able to ensure that they do not left out any courses that are required for them to complete the programme.  

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
Code Course Credit Code Course Credit
SADN1043 Ethnic Relations 3 SADN1013 Islamic and Asian Civilization 3
SSYA1013 Introduction to Psychology 3 SSYM1023 Human Growth and Development 3
SSKC1013 Basic Principles of Counselling and Guidance 3 BPMN1013 Introduction to Management 3
SCCT1013 Information Communication and Technology (ICT) and Society 3 SSQL1113 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3
SBLM1013 @ SBLM1053 Introduction to Writing @ Malay Language for Management 3 SBLE1033 English for Communication I 3
SADN1033 Malaysian Nationhood Studies 3 BPME1013 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
VXXX1 Co-curriculum 1 VXXX1 Co-curriculum 1
Total 19 Total 19
SEMESTER 3 SEMESTER 4
Code Course Credit Code Course Credit
SBLE1043 English for Communication II 3 SBLE2103 Process Writing 3
SSZK2003 Research in Social Science 3 SSKC2323 Individual Counselling Skills 3
SSYM2213 Human Learning 3 SSKC2333 Group Counselling Skills 3
SSYP2013 Personality 3 SSKC2223 Multi-cultural Counselling 3
SSKC2213 Theory and Practice of Counselling 3 SSYS2023 Social Psychology 3
SSKC2233 Theory and Practice of Group Counselling 3 SSKC2313 Helping Skills 3
VK3001 Co-curriculum 1 VK4001 Co-curriculum 1
Total 19 Total 19
SEMESTER 5 SEMESTER 6
Code Course Credit Code Course Credit
SSYP2133 Psychological Testing 3 SSKC3463 Counselling and Current Issues 3
SSYP2313 Abnomal Psychology 3 SSKC4323 Self-Identity Crisis 3
SSYP2433 Health Psychology 3 SSKC3353 Behaviour Modification 3
SSKC3233 Counselling in Islamic Perspective 3 SSKC2343 Ethics and Acts of Counsellor 3
SSKC3433 Career Development and Choices 3 SSYD3033 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3
XXXXXX3 Free Elective 3 SSKC3813 School Counselling and Guidance 3
Total 18 Total 18
SEMESTER 7 SEMESTER 8
Code Course Credit Code Course Credit
SSKC3733 Community Counselling 3 SSCZ4996 Academic Exercise 6
SSKC4813 Counselling at the Higher Learning Institution 3 SSCX4996 Internship 6
SSYP4543 Personnel Recruitment and Placement 3      
SSCX4983 Counselling Practicum 3      
Total 12 Total 12

PROGRAMME ELECTIVE COURSES

With programme electives, students are given ample choice and are allowed to tailor their course enrollment according to their specific interests and needs. The table below contains a list of programme elective courses (shaded in green) that the students can choose from which will enable them to focus on certain aspects of social work practice and areas of intervention.

FREE ELECTIVE COURSE

For a total of three (3) credit hours, students are allowed to choose and enroll a course from any other programmes ouside of their current programme. This allows the students to add value to their learning by incorporating knowledge and learning experience from other fields or disciplines. For example, students who are interested in foreign language can register for a language course from other programmes or departments. By allowing for such freedom, students are given the opportunity to complement their learning based on their interests or as they see fit.

Course Offering

COURSE OFFERING BY SEMESTER

The table below contains a list of courses offered by the programme according to the semester in which they are offered. Some of these courses are offered intermittently while some are available every semester. The table will serve as a guide for students to plan their study accordingly. However, students are also advised to constantly refer to the department for the latest information with regard to these course offerings.

Components Semester
I II
SSKC1013 Basic Principles of Counselling and Guidance  
SSKC2213 Theory and Practice of Counselling   
SSKC2223 Multi-cultural Counselling  
SSKC2233 Theory and Practice of Group Counselling  
SSKC2313 Helping Skills  
SSKC2323 Individual Counselling Skills  
SSKC2333 Group Counselling Skills  
SSKC2343 Ethics and Acts of Counsellor  
SSKC3233 Counselling in Islamic Perspective  
SSKC3353 Behaviour Modification  
SSKC3433 Career Development and Choices  
SSKC3463 Counselling and Current Issues  
SSKC3623 Therapeutic Consultation  
SSKC3733 Community Counselling  
SSKC3813 School Counselling and Guidance  
SSKC4323 Self-identity Crisis   
SSKC4613 Counselling Technique in the Substance Abuse  
SSKC4813 Counselling at the Higher Learning Institution  
SSQL1113 Statistics For Social Science
SSYA1013 Introduction To Psychology
SSYD3033 Industrial and Organizational Psychology  
SSYM1023 Human Growth and Development  
SSYM2213 Human Learning  
SSYP2013 Personality  
SSYP2133 Psychological Testing  
SSYP2313 Abnormal Psychology  
SSYP2433 Health Psychology  
SSYP3413 Deviant Behaviour  
SSYP4543 Personnel Recruitment and Placement  
SSYS2023 Social Psychology  
SSZK2003 Research in Social Science  
SSCX4983 Counselling Practicum  
SSCX4996 Internship  
SSCZ4996 Academic Exercise  

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