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2021 - 2022 Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Addiction Counseling Major

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Program Director: Dr. Kristi Bitz

Degree Types: Bachelor of Science (default) or Bachelor of Arts (alternative)

Upon completion of the Addiction Counseling Program, students will be able to demonstrate competence in the domains listed below (adopted from the clinical training requirements by the North Dakota Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners Licensure Administrative Code).

  1. Screening and American Society of Addiction Medication Assessment (ASAM)
  2. Treatment Planning
  3. Service Coordination
  4. Client, Family, and Community Education
  5. Counseling Services
  6. Documentation
  7. Referral, Discharge, and Continuing Care
  8. Professional Ethics and Responsibilities

This program is only available online. Students must be admitted for fully online studies in order to declare this major.

Major Requirements

Suggested Elective Options:

Students pursuing this major will have room for free electives in their program of study. Below are some suggestions for courses that would fit well with the Addiction Counseling major. These courses are suggestions only; not requirements for the major.

  1. CRJ 310 - Corrections  

  2. CRJ 320 - Juvenile Justice  

  3. SWK 433 - Crisis Intervention  

  4. Addiction Prevention Minor  Courses

  5. A second major or other minor program of the student’s choosing

Total: 124 Semester Credits

Program length: 4 academic years / 128 weeks

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