The Substance Abuse Counseling Program is an Approved Institution of Higher Education Provider for Addictive Disorders Regulatory Authority, (ADRA). All SUNO, Substance Abuse classes, can be applied toward certification by ADRA. The program equips students for professional careers and graduate studies. The goal of the Substance Abuse Program is to provide comprehensive academic opportunities for students in a variety of practice arenas including prevention, treatment and research. Substance Abuse degrees available are: (1) Bachelor of Science Degree; (2) Associate of Arts Degree. A minor requires successful completion of 18 semester hours. Students completing the minor requirements are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion. The following courses are necessary for the minor: SUBA 215, 310, 321, 325, 425, and one substance abuse elective.
Bachelor of Science Degree
The Bachelor of Science degree program prepares students for professional careers and/or advanced academic study.
Substance Abuse majors must complete 39 credit hours in substance abuse. The following are required Substance Abuse courses: 215, 230, 310, 321, 325, 418, 425(x2), 432, 494, and three SUBA electives. This schedule gives students a strong foundation, and the opportunity to choose electives that will complement their specific career goals. In the senior year, students will be required to successfully complete a Senior Paper/project. Substance Abuse majors may minor in any discipline. However, they are encouraged to select minors in Criminal Justice, Psychology, or Sociology.
Associate Degree/General Academic Elective Courses
The Associate of Arts degree is designed to meet the needs of professionals who wish to enhance employment opportunities by concentrated study in a specific area of Substance Abuse, or as a beginning for Substance Abuse Counseling Professionals. The Associate of Arts degree requires the following substance abuse courses: 215, 230, 310, 321, 325, 425, and two SUBA electives. In addition, students must complete the appropriate general academic and elective courses to complete the degree requirements. A minimum of 62 hours are required including 24 hours in the major area and 38 general academic hours. Students must choose the appropriate number of hours for the general academic hours listed below.
General Academic Courses A (7 hours)
Two, three-hour credit courses, may be selected from any of the following areas of study. In addition, one of the chosen courses must be completed with the laboratory course (1credit hour) that corresponds to the chosen course.
Chemistry 101 and 101L
Physical Science 101 and Physical Science 101L
Biology 105 and 106
Zoology 122 and 122L
General Academic Elective Courses B (3 hours)
A three-hour credit course may be selected from any of the following areas of study:
|Criminal Justice 110||Psychology 212||Sociology 223|
|Criminal Justice 230||Psychology 268||Sociology 374|
|CDFS 207 or 208||Psychology 344||Sociology 274|
|Education 221||Social Work 100||Political Science 110|
|HMIS 105||Social Work 270||History 103 or 104|