About the Program

The Alcohol and Drug Studies major is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to enter the addiction field or further their knowledge of addictions to strengthen their competency within other disciplines.

The Alcohol and Drug Studies major provides students with the coursework necessary to pursue the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) credential through the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, and the Board Certified Counselor (BCC) credential through the Minnesota Certification Board. Students are responsible for verifying their eligibility for credentialing within their respective credentialing boards.


Alcohol and Drug Studies graduates are prepared for career opportunities in settings such as treatment centers, detoxification centers, halfway houses, health care facilities, social service agencies, corrections facilities, academic institutions, and others.

The Program receives and posts numerous job announcements for career opportunities and students are often hired immediately following their internship experience due to a high demand in the field.