Program Advisors: Jim Renner, MSW, LCSW
The Department of Behavioral Sciences' philosophy is to develop competent and principled professionals who demonstrate professional and community leadership, personal growth and accountability, and ethical and evidence-based practice.
Upon completion of the Addiction Counseling major, beginning-level addiction counselors will be able to demonstrate competence in the Counselor Performance Domains listed below. These standards are developed by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Certification Commission.
Note: Successful completion of the Addiction Counseling Program qualifies students to take the Addiction Counseling license exam. Program completer's license exam pass rates are available by contacting the Addiction Counseling Program Director.
- Treatment Planning
- Service Coordination
- Multi-cultural Counseling and Education
- Counseling Services
- Referral, Discharge and Continuing Care
- Professional Ethics
Major in Addiction Counseling:
BIO 101; MAT 103 or higher; POL 101; PHI 201 or 202; ANT 171; EDU 367, 390; SOC 404; PSY 201, 207, 332, 406; ADC 201, 309, 311, 314, 318, 410, 411, 420, 421; SWK 309, 413; ALU 499; and four semester credits of related electives.
Minor in Addiction Counseling:
ADC 309, 311, 318; PSY 406 and four 300/400 semester credits approved by advisor.