Enhance your professional opportunities with a minor in Addiction Studies. The minor will deepen your understanding of:
The minor in Addiction Studies is designed for students who seek to better understand substance use disorders and behavioral addictions, such as activities involving gambling, gaming, social media use, or eating. It is also designed for students preparing for employment in addiction prevention programs and services, to include drug and alcohol treatment counseling, peer mentoring, and case management services.
Students interested in becoming substance abuse counselors must complete other educational and service requirements in order to become certified in the state of Missouri. In addition to field experience, candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, to include 15 or more semester hours of coursework drawn from the fields of counseling, criminal justice, psychology, sociology or social work. At Drury, students interested in becoming substance abuse counselors are encouraged to pursue the B.S. in Behavioral and Community Health, B.S. in Human Services, B.S. in Psychology, B.S. in Psychology: Resilience and Performance Optimization, or B.S. in Sociology.
Students earning the Addiction Studies Minor may not also earn the Substance Use and Behavioral Addictions Certificate.