Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Addiction Studies Minor


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Course Requirements


Four Electives (12 credits)


Complete four courses from the following list. Students will need to have completed any course-specific prerequisites or gain permission of the instructor based on previously completed coursework.

Notes:


  • **courses offer a research experience
  • Students intending to pursue a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) certification are strongly advised to also take:

    CEP 404   Intro to Rehabilitation of Substance Abuse and Addiction
    PSY 402   Psychopharmacology
    PSY 451   Drug Addiction

Total Credits Required for Minor: 18


Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements


  • A minimum GPA of 2.000 in addictions studies minor courses is required for good standing in the minor and for graduation.
  • Students whose GPA in Addiction Studies minor courses falls below 2.000 during any semester are automatically placed on probation.
  • Students whose GPA remains below 2.000 in consecutive semesters are dismissed from the minor.

Students intending to pursue a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) certification are strongly advised to also take: CEP 404 PSY 402  and PSY 451 .  

Transfer Credit Policy

A minimum of 3 upper-level (300- or 400-level) addiction studies minor courses must be taken at UB.

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the Addiction Studies Minor, students will be able to:

  • Describe the basic elements of scientific inquiry into addiction.
  • Describe and explain social, psychological, and biological etiology and pathways of addiction based on the latest evidence-based research.
  • Evaluate the effects of addiction on physical and mental health; on individual, family, work, and social functioning; and on communities and society more broadly.
  • Recognize and apply the basic elements of evidence-based addiction treatment modalities and practice.
  • Analyze the social and historical origins of addiction crises, and evidence-based collective responses to addiction as a social crisis.

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