School of Health Sciences Addiction Studies

Make An Impact

Addictions hit hard! You can change someone's life as an addiction treatment or prevention professional. Through our department you can get your Bachelor or Science either on campus in Vermillion or entirely online, or your Master of Arts entirely online. We also offer two certificate programs. Contact the department for more information today!
National Leader
For 40 years we have been a national leader in offering addiction, co-occurring, and prevention education that emphasizes state-of-the art, evidence-based approaches to addiction - giving students the skills and knowledge they need to meet the changing needs of the clients and the communities they live in.
Why Us?        
  • We are nationally accredited through the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC).
  • We offer all four of our programs online, and our Bachelor of Science program on campus as well as online.
  • Our students far exceed the national pass-rate on the credentialing examination.
  • Our curriculum exceeds national standards.
  • Excellent job outlook.
  • Gain experience in clinical settings, not just classrooms.
  • All of our faculty members hold state and national addiction credentials/licensure.
  • We are in our 40th year of offering science-and evidence-based addiction education (1973/1974 to 2013/2014).
Fulfilling Career

Earn your degree in Addiction Studies at USD. Embark on a fulfilling career helping others and tackle one of the most serious challenges facing our country.

Frank Zavadil, Department Chair