Minor in Addictions Counseling

The minor in addictions counseling is designed to provide students with an understanding of current best-practice approaches in counseling interventions aimed at assisting people in recovery from substance use disorders. This minor appeals to students in a wide range of Drexel majors, including psychology, criminal justice, health services administration, sociology, the Pathways to Health Professions program, education, general humanities and social science, nutrition and foods, as well as other fields of study.

Academic Requirements

The minor requirements includes 15.0 credits in five required courses and 9.0 credits in three courses selected from a list of ten electives. Students may elect to begin coursework in this minor at any point in their undergraduate education. It is strongly suggested that students pursuing this minor consult with faculty in the Behavioral Health Counseling program for advice in selecting electives that will best meet their goals in this minor.


Required Courses
BACS 220Counseling Theory and Practice3.0
BACS 234Introduction to Addictive Disorders3.0
BACS 304Cognitive and Behavioral Counseling I3.0
BACS 310Recovery and Relapse Prevention3.0
BACS 367Advanced Counseling Intervention3.0
Select three of the following:9.0
Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Multicultural Counseling
Group Counseling I
Case Management Methods
Psychopharmacology for Counselors
Addictions Counseling with Special Populations
Problem Gambling Interventions
Assessment and Treatment Planning
Group Counseling II
Co-Occurring Disorders
Total Credits24.0
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