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The Bachelor of Guidance and Counselling (Hons.) programme is designed to produce professionally focused and psychologically oriented counsellors who are prepared to address intellectual, emotional, social and psychological needs of the individuals. Graduates of this programme are prepared to counsel clients; to coordinate the resources of the work place and the community in order to meet the needs of clients. It also helps them to acquire the knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviours needed of professional counsellors.
Guidance counselors generally work in public and private schools, where they meet with students individually or with entire classes for special events, such as substance abuse lectures and college recruitment information. Most guidance counselors work in elementary, middle and high schools; however, some work in colleges or universities and may be called academic advisers. Those who do not work in schools find jobs in vocational rehabilitation services and individual or family services.
Pass STPM or its equivalent, with a minimum of Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in two (2) subjects; OR Pass STAM with a minimum of Grade Jayyid; OR Pass UEC with a minimum of Grade B in five (5) subjects; OR Pass Matriculation / Foundation or its equivalent, with a minimum CGPA of 2.00; OR Pass Diploma or its equivalent, with a minimum of CGPA of 2.00; OR Any other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government; OR Through ‘Open Entry’ where candidates have to fulfill these requirements: Aged not less than 21 years old and have a minimum requirement of PMR
Pass TOEFL with a minimum score of 500 points or score 5.5 in IELTS for international students (or its equivalent). Should the candidates do not meet these requirements, the university must offer courses in ‘English Language Proficiency’ in ensuring student’s language proficiency is sufficient for the whole program. This exercise will be organized through a rigorous internal assessment process.
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