Addictions Studies (Minor)

This minor introduces students to the issues associated with supporting people involved with addictive behaviors. Students will study the foundational principles of providing counseling services to individuals with addiction issues as well as the disease model and characteristic needs of this population.
NOTE: This minor may not be declared with the following majors: BS Human Services: Addictions Studies or BS Applied Psychology: Addictions Studies.
Students will have the opportunity to:
1. Identify the characteristics and behaviors of people with addictive behaviors, such as substance use disorder, gambling, video gaming, eating disorders, sex addiction, and other compulsive behaviors.
2. Describe explanations for addictive behaviors.
3. Apply knowledge of addictive behaviors to suggest treatment strategies.

All minor courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C-, and a 2.0 grade point average must be maintained in courses for the minor. Two courses must be at the upper level (600 or 700). Only one overlap is allowed between major and minor.

Required Courses
PSY 565Core Principles of Addiction4
PSY 654Counseling Theories4
PSY 675Foundations of Addictions Counseling4
PSY 710The Biology of Addiction4
SOCI 680Issues of Addiction in Special Populations4
Total Credits20