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    Jul 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Addiction Studies, BS


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The University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee approved a change to this program during the academic year. 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.

Major requirements


Other course requirements


12 hours of elective course work selected with and approved by academic advisor. 

Minor


Minor is optional.

Electives


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 .

Other requirements


  • 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.

Year 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
Communications core   3 hours  ADDS 4075 - Drugs and Alcohol   3 hours  
Government/Political Science core   3 hours  Communications core   3 hours
Life and Physical Sciences core   3 hours Government/Political Science core   3 hours
Social and Behavioral Sciences core   3 hours Mathematics core   3 hours
Elective 3 hours Elective 3 hours
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

 

Year 2

Semester 1 Semester 2
ADDS 3975 - Addictions   3 hours   ADDS 4175 - Addiction Treatment Models   3 hours  
RHAB 3000 - Microcounseling   3 hours   American History core   3 hours 
American History core   3 hours  Language, Philosophy and Culture core   3 hours 
Life and Physical Sciences core   3 hours  Elective 3 hours 
Elective 3 hours  Elective 3 hours 
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

 

Year 3

Semester 1 Semester 2
ADDS 4275 - Alcohol, Drugs and Disability   3 hours   ADDS 4775 - Ethical and Professional Issues in Addiction Practices   3 hours  
Creative Arts core   3 hours  RHAB 4500 - Assessment in Rehabilitation   3 hours  
Elective 3 hours  Elective 3 hours 
Elective 3 hours  Elective 3 hours 
Elective 3 hours  Elective 3 hours 
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

 

Year 4

Semester 1 Semester 2
ADDS 4375 - Addiction Counseling and Groups    3 hours   ADDS 4575 - Current Issues in Substance Use Disorders   3 hours   
ADDS 4675 - Addictions Counseling Competencies   3 hours   ADDS 4881 - Addictions Practicum   6 hours  
Elective 3 hours  Component Area Option A core   3 hours 
Elective 3 hours  Elective 3 hours 
Elective - advanced 3 hours     
Total 15 hours  Total 15 hours 

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