2017-18 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs

Addiction Studies

A 3.0 grade point average classes required for the major and a 2.5 overall GPA

Addiction Studies Program Mission

To prepare students for licensure as an addiction counselor within the state of North Dakota.

Addiction Studies Program Goals and Outcomes

Goal Outcome
The student will gain an understanding of the dynamics of addiction.To prepare students for licensure in addiction counseling.
The student will understand the counseling process in addiction and other human problems.To provide students with the skills necessary for independent practice.
The student will have an understanding of scientific inquiry and critical thinking applied to the addiction field.

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Addiction Studies (120 CR)

Credits applied to the addiction studies major/minor/concentration may not be applied to the psychology major/minor/concentration.

General Education 38-40

Required Core (66 credits)

PSY 112Foundations of Psychology3
PSY 241Introduction to Statistics4
PSY 252Child Psychology3
PSY 261Psychology of Adjustment3
PSY 270Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 297Addiction Studies Practicum2
PSY 338Professional Relations & Ethics3
PSY 344Dynamics of Addiction3
PSY 349Psychopharmacology3
PSY 352Adolescent Psychology3
PSY 379Psychology of Adult & Aging3
PSY 411Introduction to Personality Theories3
PSY 423Introduction to Counseling3
PSY 424Advanced Counseling3
PSY 465Physiological Psychology3
PSY 476Group Dynamics3
SOC 201Social Problems3
SWK 340Social Welfare Policy3
SWK 331Family Dynamics3
SS 283Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in America3
HMS 203Health Care Through the Life Span3
ENGL 315Profes and Tech Writing3
Total Hours66

Nine month clinical experience is required for North Dakota Licensure. 

Addiction Studies Minor

Credits applied to the addiction studies minor may not be applied to the psychology major/minor/concentration.

PSY 338Professional Relations & Ethics3
PSY 344Dynamics of Addiction3
PSY 349Psychopharmacology3
PSY 411Introduction to Personality Theories3
SWK 331Family Dynamics3
PSY 476Group Dynamics3
PSY 423Introduction to Counseling3
PSY 424Advanced Counseling3
Total Hours24

Addiction Studies Concentration

Credits applied to the addiction studies concentration may not be applied to the psychology major/minor/concentration.

PSY 261Psychology of Adjustment3
PSY 338Professional Relations & Ethics3
PSY 344Dynamics of Addiction3
PSY 349Psychopharmacology3
Total Hours12