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School of Professional and Graduate Studies

The Addictions Minor offers addiction courses in preparation for further studies in the field as well as preparation for licensure or certification in some states. The program provides students with a theoretical understanding of substance abuse, compulsive behaviors, and addictions and an introduction to counseling, treatment, or prevention. The curriculum emphasizes research, theory, and practice regarding the continuum of care in addictions. Students can specialize in the area of prevention or treatment.

Minor Requirements

20 credits minimum

HLSC 200 Alcohol and Other Drugs: The Fundamentals
HLSC 380 Addiction and Compulsive Behaviors
HLSC 382 Addiction Counseling and Case Management
HLSC 386 Chemical Dependency Diagnosis and Treatment

Select one of the following:

  • HLSC 489 Drug Abuse Prevention
  • HLSC 491 Advanced Drug Treatment Methods