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Addiction Studies Concentration

The Addiction Studies concentration is designed so that you will have all the coursework and professional experience hours completed to apply to become a Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC) Level I when you graduate. You will need to pass the State jurisprudence test in order to qualify for your CAC. 

We also offer all the courses for CAC II and III. See CAC page. 

Dr. Tricia Hudson-Matthew is the main advisor for the Addiction Studies concentration.

We award the Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree with a concentration in Addiction Studies with the completion of this curriculum:

Required classes for Degree Catalog Year Fall 2012 and beyond:


HSP 1010 Introduction to Human Services 3
HSP 2010 Intro to High Impact Nonprofit Organizations 3
HSP 2020 Small Group Dynamics: Theory and Experience 4
HSP 2030 Theory and Practice of Counseling 4
HSP 2040 Family Systems 4
HSP 2070 Pre-Field Placement Seminar 1
HSP 2080 Practicum I 8
HSP 3330 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Helping Professions  3
HSP 3400 Pharmacology of Drugs & Alcohol 3
HSP 3460 Addictions, Immunity & Infectious Diseases 2
HSP 3470 Counseling the Substance Abuser 4
HSP 3490 Multicultural Issues in Human Services 4
HSP 3710 Research Methods and Program Evaluation 4
HSP 3090 Practicum II 8
HSP 4320 Psychopathology & the Mental Health Clinician 4
HSP 4790 Professional Internship (Senior Experience) 12
Total credits for Addiction Studies concentration 71

A grade of “C” or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree.

Note: If you are on a catalog year prior to 2012, your required coursework will be different than the information presented here. See a department advisor to review a degree progress report to verify which classes you need to complete the program.

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