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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Major Curriculum

Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/health/alcohol-drug/major.html

Each student's specific requirements are determined by the curriculum set forth in his or her declared academic bulletin.  Copies of the current and past academic bulletins are available on the Undergraduate Catalog page.  Descriptions of each course can be found in the academic bulletin.  Please meet with your academic advisor to discuss the frequency of course offerings, course waivers, and/or course substitutions.

Alcohol and Drug Studies Course Requirements

Alcohol and Drug Studies Required General Education Courses (14 credits)
  • CMST 102: Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • CMST 203:  Intercultural Communications (4 credits)
  • PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology (4 credits)
  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
Alcohol and Drug Studies Required Core Courses (30 credits)
  • HLTH 225: Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Studies (3 credits)              

  • HLTH 406: Ethics and Professionalism for Addictions Professionals (3 credits) (Prerequisite: HLTH 225)               

  • HLTH 407: Pharmacology for Alcohol and Drug Professionals (3 credits) (Prerequisite: HLTH 225)              

  • HLTH 408: Theories & Methods for Addictions Professionals (3 credits) (Prerequisite: :HLTH 225)

    HLTH 456: Assessment and Diagnosis of Substance Use Disorders (3 credits) (Prerequisite: HLTH 225)

  • HLTH 469: Co-Occurring Disorders (3 credits) (Prerequisite: HLTH 225)

  • CSP 470: Group Procedures (3 credits) (Prerequisite: CSP 471)

  • CSP 471: Interpersonal Helping Skills (3 credits)

  • CSP 473: Counseling the Chemically Dependent Family (3 credits) (Prerequisite: CSP 471)

  • SOC 465: Law and Chemical Dependency (3 credits)

Alcohol and Drug Studies Internship Process (12 credits)
  • HLTH 497: Internship - Alcohol and Drug Studies
              *All core coursework must be completed prior to registering for the internship
              *Successful completion of a Background check
              *Permission for registration is required from the ADS Coordinator

Health Science Electives (9 credits)
  • Any courses beginning with the HLTH prefix that are not part of the Core Courses for the ADS Major.  Examples include but are not limited to HLTH 101: Health and the Environment, HLTH 210: First Aid & CPR, HLTH 240: Drug Education, HTLH 321: Medical Terminology, and HLTH 460: Introduction to Epidemiology.