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Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Professional Counseling is offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and designed for professionals who wish to advance their career and improve their ability to help individuals who struggle with mental and emotional health disorders.

While the requirements for licensing vary by state, a master’s degree in counseling is necessary if you plan to become a licensed counselor. After completing this program’s coursework, you may be ready to meet the requirements for becoming a licensed associate counselor (LAC) or licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Arizona. Read on for an introduction to what you will learn while earning this degree.

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Meet Dr. Kristilyn Woods! She is a professional bassoonist and educator in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to holding positions with several local symphonies, she is in-demand as a freelance musician and regularly performs with orchestral and chamber music ensembles throughout the region.

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Analysis of NCAA Division I Mascots

With classes once again in full swing, the newest generation of freshman is getting its first taste of college life, while seniors are gearing up for their final year of higher education before starting careers. These groups of students are at very different places in their educational journeys, but one thing that bonds them with one another, as well as past alums, is rooting on their school’s athletic teams.

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By Quin Jackson
Local Outreach Student Leader

“Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things.” (Colossians 3:2, NIV)

It’s hard to imagine your future when you feel like you can just barely maintain your life in the here and now. There are so many things we do to contribute to and help craft our future lives, like going to school or saving money. And because most of us have no idea what our futures hold, the preparation of it can be difficult and discouraging.

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Professional computer programmers are expected to know how to use multiple programming languages. Some of the most in-demand languages are Java, JavaScript, Python, PHP, C/C++, SQL and Ruby. If you want to land a job at a specific company like Google or Facebook, you should check out which languages they expect their programmers to know. It can be tough to learn multiple languages, but here are some quick tips for getting started.

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Health care administrators and nursing staff have become increasingly aware of the need for high-quality transitional care, especially among at-risk patients like seniors. As a current or aspiring health care administrator, you have the capacity to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable patients in your community. Stay abreast of the latest research on transitional care, coordinate with other decision makers at your organization and continually look for ways of improving and expanding services to better meet the needs of your patients.

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By Manny Cota
Faculty, College of Theology

Proverbs 16:9, “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps” is a great comfort to me, especially in times of uncertainty. The Lord is ultimately in charge of my plans and my future and as a perfectly loving Father, his hands are the perfect place for my future. I can therefore have peace in the midst of uncertainty and also refocus my heart not simply on my own plans, but on God’s will for my life.

Unfortunately, early in my spiritual walk, discerning the will of God included falling to some insidious traps that ironically created anxiety, confusion, and anything but peace. These traps each involved false beliefs about the nature of spiritual discernment and at times were intertwined with the deceitfulness of my own heart. Here are three spiritual traps to recognize in your own maturation in discerning God’s will for your life.

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By Jerry W. Perkins
Adjunct Faculty, College of Nursing and Healthcare Professions 

Future Healthcare Administrators student club (FHCA) is a student organization dedicated to providing useful information to students of Grand Canyon University that are currently pursuing a degree, or are interested in the field of healthcare administration. This student-organized group is open to any student of GCU, and there are no dues, just a fun, safe place to meet peers and ask questions.

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