Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Addiction Studies Degree Requirements:

  1. Major Requirements: 45 credit hours
  2. System Wide General Education Requirements: 30 credit hours
  3. Institutional Wide General Education Requirements: 3 credit hours
  4. Minor: 18 credit hours
  5. Electives: 24 credit hours
  6. Proficiency Exam (Must be completed after 48 credit hours)

ADS Core Requirements (30 credit hours)

 Course Course Title Site Rotation
ADS 116 Study of Alcohol Use & Abuse (3 cr.) Online
Correspondence
Every Semester
Every Semester
ADS 117 Study of Drug Use & Abuse (3 cr.) Online
Correspondence
Every Semester
Every Semester
ADS 220 Alcohol & Drug Helping Skills (3 cr.) Online Every Semester
ADS 222 Alcohol & Drug Group Interactions (3 cr.) Online Every Semester
ADS 315 Ethical & Legal Issues in the Substance Abuse Profession (3 cr.) Online Every Spring, Every Summer
ADS 410 Working with Families on Alcohol/Drug Issues (3 cr.) Online Every Spring, Every Summer
ADS 417L Alcohol & Drug Individual Helping Skills Interaction Laboratory (3 cr.) * *
ADS 418L Alcohol & Drug Group Interaction Laboratory (3 cr.) * *
ADS 496 Field Experience (6 cr.) On-site:Facility Every Semester

ADS 116 and 117 are prerequisite courses for ADS 220 and ADS 222. After completion of these four courses, students may begin taking the upper-level ADS courses.
*Students must complete all coursework and have their advisor's signature before starting their field experience.

ADS Specialization Requirements (6 credit hours - choose one or both of the specialization areas*)

  1. Treatment
    Course Course Title Site Rotation
    ADS 422 Alcohol and Drug Continuum (3 cr.) Online Every Spring, Every Summer
    ADS 424 Psychopharmacology of Alcohol & Drugs (3 cr.) Online Every Summer
  2. Prevention
    ADS 421 Foundations of Alcohol/Drug Prevention (3 cr.) Online Summer Even Years
    ADS 426 Theory and Practice of Alcohol & Drug Prevention (3 cr.) Online Summer Odd Years
    *Students must complete all coursework and have their advisor's signature before starting their field experience.
    ADS Elective Requirements (minimum of 9 credit hours-choose three of the following courses)
    Course Course Title Site Rotation
    ADS 320 Adolescents and Substance Issues (3 cr.) Online
    Correspondence
    Every Summer
    Every Semester
    ADS 412 Alcohol & Drug Use in Diverse Populations (3 cr.) Online
    Correspondence
    Every Fall
    Every Semester
    ADS 415 Native Americans & Substance Abuse (3 cr.) Online
    Correspondence
    Every Spring
    Every Semester
    ADS 420 CADE: Comprehensive Alcohol and Drug Education (3 cr.) Online Every Fall
    ADS 428 Gambling and Process Addiction (3 cr.) Online Fall Even Years
    ADS 452 Alcohol & Drug Counseling Theories (3 cr.) Online Every Spring
    ADS 460 Trauma and Addiction (3 cr.) Online Fall Odd Years
    ADS 492 Special Topics in Addiction Studies (3 cr.)
    Online TBA
    ADS 496 Field Experience  (3 cr.)
    Online TBA

Additional Admission Requirements for the ADS Major:
Ads majors of sophomore standing (a minimum of 32 total semester hours) must apply for formal admission to the major. Minimum admission requirements are: completion of ADS 116, ADS 117, ADS 222 with a grade of "C" or better and a 2.5 overall grade point average. A criminal background check is also required for admission to the major.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Addiction Studies Program Total: 120 credit hours