Addictions Study

Certificate of Proficiency (CS)


Certificate of Specialization in Addictions Study is a 27-credit-hour program that provides academic preparation for persons working or preparing to work in the field of alcohol and drug abuse treatment. It will look at commonalities of the various addiction and treatment modalities.

Addictions Study is an option of Human Services. More information is available at Human Services.


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Addictions Study (CS) 27 Credits

Program total 27 credits
Courses 24 credits
HMS:100 Introduction to Human Services 3
HMS:101 Human Services: Theories and Skills 3
HMS:205 Crisis Intervention 3
HMS:111 Group Practice in Human Services 3
HMS:201 Workplace Learning: Human Services I 3
HMS:203 Human Services Practicum Seminar I 3
SOC:126 Study of Psychodynamic Substances 3
SOC:211 Alcoholism and Drug Abuse 3
Electives 3 credits
Select one course from the following:
PSY:200 General Psychology 3
PSY:205 Human Growth and Development 3
PSY:208 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC:204 Family and Society 3



The Addictions Study program is offered at our Florissant Valley, Forest Park and Meramec campuses, as well as online. Students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.


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