Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: Addiction Counseling Concentration

Addiction Counseling is one of the fastest areas of growth in the field of Human Services and one of the few areas in which an individual with a bachelor of arts degree can obtain professional licensure.

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an Addiction Counseling Concentration satisfies the requirements to sit for a CADAC license examination upon graduation. Students will be prepared for graduate study in the area of counseling/clinical psychology. Students will be prepared for employment as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Addictions Counselor.


Learning Outcomes

  • Student learning outcomes are based on the American Psychological Association guidelines for undergraduate psychology programs.
  • Students demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.
  • Students demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of scientific reasoning and problem solving skills, including effective research methods and interpretation of research data.
  • Students will demonstrate ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in an increasingly diverse world.
  • Students will demonstrate competence in written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including communications with different types of audiences and for differing purposes. Students will develop a repertoire of interpersonal skills and approaches that will enable them to be successful in an interconnected, global society.
  • Students will demonstrate professional skills and behavior that will ready them for post-baccalaureate employment, graduate, or professional school. These include appropriate work habits, career preparation skills, project management skills, self-efficacy and self-regulation, enhanced teamwork capacity, and effective self-reflection.

Addiction Counseling Concentration Curriculum

 
Course:Course Name:Credits:Course:Course Name:Credits:
Freshman Year
PSYC1001Introduction to Psychology 3PSYC2105Social Psychology 3
Math Elective
(Note: Statistics is a prerequisite to PSYC4005, which is required; students should plan accordingly)
3CORE-ENGLThe New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems3
PSYC2001Psychology of Adjustment3PSYC1002Developmental Child Psychology3
-OR-
PSYC1107 Human Growth and Development
CORE1001Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm3SOCI1001Introduction to Sociology3
Open Elective3Open Elective3
Semester Total:15Semester Total:15
Sophomore Year
Course:Credits:Course:Credits:
ENGL1003Writing about Literature3PSYC2014Writing for Psychology3
PSYC2002Psychology of Personality3CORE3100Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset3
Science with Lab Elective
(BIOL2503 is recommended)
4General Education Elective
(Note: ENGL2003 Public Speaking is highly recommended)
3
Open Elective 3PSYC2303Psychopharmacology for Counselors3
EXSC3205Drugs and Society3Science with Lab Elective (BIO2504 is recommended)4
Semester Total:16Semester Total:16
Junior Year
Course:Credit:Course:Credit:
PSYC2603 Brian and Behavior3SOCI2400Social Problems3
PSYC3305Group Counseling3Humanities or Fine Arts Elective3
PSYC3400Abnormal Psychology3PSYC3300Addiction Counseling3
PSYC2107Experimental Psychology3Open Elective3
PSYC3301The 12 Core Functions of the Substance Abuse Counselor 3Open Elective3
Semester Total:15Semester Total:15
Senior Year
Course:Credits:Course:Credits:
PSYC4005 Research Methods with Lab4PSYC4600Senior Seminar3
Psychology Elective3Humanities or Fine Arts Elective3
PSYC4903Practicum in Addictions Counseling6Open Elective3
Open Elective3Open Elective3
Semester Total:16Semester Total:12
Total Credits:120

For more information about the Becker College Addiction Counseling Concentration, call 877.523.2537 or email admissions@becker.edu.