The minor in addiction studies is designed for students interested in working with persons experiencing addictive disorders. The minor may fulfill the educational requirements for licensure as a chemical dependency counselor. Courses cover all levels of alcohol and drug use, as well as other behavioral addictions; their symptomatology, personal and social impacts, and treatment.
Effective September 1, 2017, HB 1508 created new laws that require entities that provide educational programs leading to an occupational license to notify all applicants an enrollees of the implications of a felony conviction which may make you ineligible for an license upon program completion. The law requires that this information be provided to all persons who are enrolled or apply in a counseling or related program without regard to whether the person has been convicted of a criminal offense.