This major provides students with the academic coursework necessary to launch their professional careers and make an immediate impact in the lives of those affected by addiction. The undergraduate program in alcohol and drug studies prepares students to enter the addiction field or further their knowledge through advanced degrees.
Our graduates are prepared to help people overcome challenges they are facing in variety of settings, including treatment centers, detoxification centers, halfway houses, health care facilities, social service agencies, nonprofit organizations, corrections facilities and education institutions.
Due to high demand, graduates are often hired immediately following their internship experience. You may see career titles such as:
As a student in alcohol and drug studies, you'll be able to participate in academic-related activities and programs that provide relevant, real-world experiences.
Whether it's through our pre-professional organization, Students for Alcohol and Drug Education (SADE), an in-person event promoting awareness or prevention, or an online opportunity to expand your network, there are plenty of ways to gain experiences that will help you pursue your goals.
The Alcohol and Drug Studies major provides students with the academic coursework necessary to pursue the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor credential and the Board Certified Counselor credential.