The University of Central Arkansas is the only university in the State of Arkansas to offer a Bachelor of Science Degree in Addiction Studies!
If you are looking for an exciting career with growing opportunities and want to be in the forefront in helping to resolve one of our country’s greatest social problems, explore a career in addiction counseling or addiction prevention.
This program is specifically designed to provide the education, technology and clinical training needed to prepare students entering an addiction health care setting.
Providers of addiction counseling and addiction prevention in the State of Arkansas and throughout the nation have expressed a need for certified addiction counselors and certified addiction preventionists to work in treating and in preventing substance abuse. The problems associated with drugs of abuse are expected to be with us for long into the foreseeable future.
A Bachelor of Science Degree in Addiction Studies graduate will be prepared to work in such settings as hospitals, outpatient clinics, employee assistance programs, schools, the criminal justice system, governmental agencies and drug courts.
Lisa Ray is the Project Coordinator for the Addiction Studies program.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone: 501-450-5736
Required Courses for Bachelor of Science Degree in Addiction Studies
General Education Requirements: (47 hours)
Core Courses: (9 hours)
- HED 2320 Mental Health
- HED 3315 Theory and Practice of Prevention
- HED 4312 Drug Education
Related Requirements for the Prevention and Treatment Tracks: (17 hours)
- PSYC 2330 Psychological Statistics OR SOC 2321 Sociological Statistics
- PSYC 3332 Experimental Psychology OR SOC 3320 Sociological Research Methods
- PSYC 4320 Abnormal Psychology
- BIOL 2405 Human Anatomy and Physiology
- BIOL Elective (to fulfill BS degree requirement)
Primary Core Courses: Primary Core Courses
Treatment Track (29 hours)
- HED 2201 First Aid
- HSC 2310 Addiction Counseling: Theory and Practice
- HSC 2320 Addictions: Assessment, Intervention and Treatment Planning
- HSC 2330 Etiology and Epidemiology of Addiction
- HSC 3310 Group Counseling Skills
- HSC 3320 Legal and Ethical Issues in Addictions
- HSC 3330 Family Systems and Addiction
- HSC 4610 Practicum in Substance Abuse
Choose ONE of the following courses for the treatment track:
- PSYC 2370 Developmental Psychology
- PSYC 4300 Theories of Personality
Prevention Track (25 hours)
- HED 3300 Methods and Materials of Health Education
- HED 3301 Theoretical Bases of Health Education
- HED 3120 Prevention Practicum
- HED 4300 Community Health Problems
- HED 4331 Program Planning and Evaluation
- HED 3320 Epidemiological Research
- HED 4370 Administration of Health Programs
- HED 4600 Internship in Prevention
Remaining credits (26 for Prevention Track and 22 for Treatment Track) may be selected for a declared minor or from recommended courses selected with the departmental advisor.