Undergraduate Program

Addictions Counseling

Upon completing the Addictions Counseling program, students will be able to apply knowledge and skills appropriate for employment in entry-level positions in the addictions counseling field.

Students will be able to apply knowledge of human behavior, emotions, and mental processes as it relates to addiction and addictive behavior. Graduates of the Addictions Counseling program will possess the ability to apply knowledge of social, psychological, and physiological processes as well as theoretical models associated with addiction.

Addictions Counseling Course Requirements

  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 cr hours)

  • PSY 212 Lifespan Development (3 cr hours)

  • PSY 220 Intro to Addictions (3 cr hours)

  • PSY 301 Group Dynamics (3 cr hours)

  • PSY 310 Addiction Counseling (3 cr hours)

  • PSY 315 Assessment and Treatment Planning (3 cr hours)

  • PSY 320 Multicultural Counseling (3 cr hours)

  • PSY 325 Professional Ethics (3 cr hours)

  • PSY 350 Abnormal Psychology (3 cr hours)

  • PSY 360 Origins and Theories of Personality (3 cr hours)

  • PSY 383 Counseling the Dysfunctional Family (3 cr hours)

  • PSY 395 Physiology of Addictions (3 cr hours)

  • PSY 495 Practicum/Internship (3 cr hours)

  • PSY 499 Capstone/Final Project (3 cr hours)


Students must complete all course requirements as well as the general education core. Any elective hours will also be required to reach the 120-hour minimum graduation requirement. Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalog for all course descriptions.