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An Addiction Studies major prepares students to work directly with individuals with substance use disorders and process addictions (e.g., gambling, disordered eating, etc.) in order to facilitate long-term recovery, autonomy and improved quality of life. Graduates of this major are prepared to become interdisciplinary professionals who will advance equity and optimize quality-of-life outcomes in diverse communities with substance use disorders across the nation. Your training will provide exposure to addiction diagnoses, all levels of care, and competencies for working effectively with adults and adolescents.
Our department is comprised of community-engaged academics providing an education that reaches beyond the classroom. Faculty with expertise in applied gerontology, health services, rehabilitation counseling, substance use, and behavioral health concerns prepare students for a career in making a positive change in the lives of others.
Alumni of our programs become researchers, educators, administrators, and clinicians. If you are looking for a rewarding career empowering individuals in community-based, public or private settings, we have the program for you!
The demand for Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors (LCDCs) in treatment centers, criminal justice agencies, schools, medical facilities, social welfare programs and private practice is urgent.
The BS in Addiction Studies prepares students and professionals who wish to continue career development to work directly with individuals with substance use disorders and process addictions (e.g. gambling, disordered eating, etc.) in order to facilitate long-term recovery, autonomy and improved quality of life.
Alumni of our programs become researchers, educators, administrators, and clinicians.