Become an Addiction Counselor or Prevention Specialist to respond to the public health threat of addiction.
USD has been a leader in addiction counseling and prevention for over 40 years, and our graduates consistently exceed the national average on board certification exams. With an Addiction Studies degree, certification or minor, you can help meet a growing need for professionals in a variety of settings. You can facilitate addiction counseling in inpatient and outpatient care facilities, detoxification, recovery, transitional and community and school prevention programs.
“I was looking for a major where I could actually make a difference."
Addiction studies graduate Ross Dietrich was featured in the latest issue of South Dakotan Health magazine.