Updated 3/1/2023. Please refer to the Catalog Addendum for more information.
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.
Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in addiction studies must meet the following requirements.
Hours required and general/college requirements
A minimum of 120 semester credit hours. Completion of 42 hours in the University Core Curriculum, 36 hours in the major and 12 hours in electives. Students should complete an additional 30 hours of free electives. Prerequisites are given in course descriptions and in the online schedule of classes at www.unt.edu/registrar.
12 hours of elective course work selected with and approved by academic advisor.
Minor is optional.
Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information, see an academic advisor in the College of Health and Public Service.
Completion of at least 300-hours of field work in ADDS Addictions Practicum.
A minimum Grade Point Average of 2.3 is required for graduation.
Four-year degree plan (example)
The following four-year plan is one example of a variety of ways in which you can complete your chosen degree in four years, and will serve as a guide for you to design your pathway to degree completion. Variations will depend on whether you need to take prerequisites or have college credit from exams or dual enrollment.