Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Slippery Rock University

Student Affairs in Higher Education, Master of Arts (MA)

Curriculum Guide

Core I - Basic Knowledge
CDEV 602Introduction to Student Affairs and College Counseling3
CDEV 614Helping Relationships3
CDEV 621Social and Cultural Diversity3
CDEV 699Introduction to Research3
Core II - Professional Knowledge
CDEV 608Ethical and Legal Issues in Student Affairs3
CDEV 623Higher Education Environments, Cultures, and Students3
CDEV 625Assessment in Student Affairs3
or CDEV 680 Assessment in Counseling
CDEV 631College Student Learning and Development 13
or CDEV 610 Lifespan Development
CDEV 632College Student Learning and Development 23
CDEV 643Organizational Behavior & Leadership in Higher Education3
or CDEV 638 Foundations of College Counseling
CDEV 639Students in American Higher Education3
Elective Credit3
Core III - Field Experience
CDEV 705Student Affairs Practicum3
or CDEV 707 College Counseling Practicum
CDEV 646Student Affairs Capstone3
or CDEV 756 College Counseling Internship
Total Hours42

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Major Code: 9439

Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
CDEV 602 Introduction to Student Affairs and College Counseling 3
CDEV 614 Helping Relationships 3
CDEV 623 Higher Education Environments, Cultures, and Students 3
CDEV 699 Introduction to Research 3
CDEV 621 Social and Cultural Diversity 3
CDEV 625 Assessment in Student Affairs 3
CDEV 631 College Student Learning and Development 1 3
CDEV 639 Students in American Higher Education 3
Second Year
CDEV 632 College Student Learning and Development 2 3
CDEV 643 Organizational Behavior & Leadership in Higher Education 3
CDEV 705 Student Affairs Practicum 3
CDEV 608 Ethical and Legal Issues in Student Affairs 3
CDEV 646 Student Affairs Capstone 3
Elective 3
 Total Hours**42

** This document is meant to serve as a guide. Please consult with your academic adviser and refer to your curriculum guide prior to registering for courses. This plan should be reviewed, and verified, by you and your academic adviser at least once each academic year.

Major Code: 9439
Revised Date: 02.25.2021