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Bachelor of Arts in Addiction Studies

This program provides students with the coursework necessary to become certified as a Chemical Dependency Professional in the state of Washington. The addiction field offers an excellent chance for graduates to make a significant impact on people's lives to move toward healthy life styles. 

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What will I study?

Required Courses: 

ADST 300 Survey of Alcohol/Drug Problems (4) 

ADST 302 Counseling Theories for the Addiction Professional (4)

ADST 303 HIV/AIDS & Addiction Treatment (2)

ADST 308 Cultural Issues in Addiction Treatment & Behavioral Health (4) 

ADST 410 Community Prevention Methods (4)

ADST 412 Physiology & Pharmacology for Addictions (4) 

ADST 420 Alcohol/Drug Case Management (4)

ADST 430 Addiction Treatment with Families (4) 

ADST 440 Alcohol/Drug Group Counseling (3) 

ADST 442 Screening & Assessment for Co-Occurring Disorders (4) 

ADST 444 Treating Co-Occurring Disorders (4)

ADST 460 Law & Ethics for Addiction Professionals (4)

ADST 462 Adolescent Addiction Assessment & Treatment (4)

ADST 464 Relapse Prevention (2)

ADST 490 ADST Senior Capstone (4)

Required Electives: Choose additional upper-division courses with your ADST advisor (12cr)


Practicum Placement is available for students who are not currently working in addiction treatment. 

Optional Practicum Placement: 

ADST 350 Practicum Seminar (1) 

ADST 385 Practicum I (2) 

ADST 485 Practicum II (2)

Additional requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Addiction Studies program:

  • Two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required. 
  • One course in human development or lifespan development is required for students seeking Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) licensure in Washington state.  
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