USD Addiction Studies Department Changes Name to Addiction Counseling and Prevention
USD’s Addiction Counseling and Prevention program was originally created in 1973, and received full status as a USD academic department in 1977.
Today, the department offers a variety of courses and accredited degrees, including bachelor and master’s degrees and certificates and a minor. Courses are taught at USD’s main campus in Vermillion, at several other sites around South Dakota and online.
Currently, 162 students are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees through the USD Addiction Counseling and Prevention department in a growing job market for counselors and prevention specialists. Since its creation at USD, the department has conferred more than 1,100 degrees.
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