Minor in Addictions Counseling

About the Minor

The minor in addictions counseling provides 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, health sciences, education, general humanities and social science, nutrition and foods, as well as other fields of study.

Academic Requirements

The minor includes six required courses and two additional BACS undergraduate courses of the student's choosing. 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 Department of Counseling and Family Therapy 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 301Group Counseling I3.0
BACS 304Cognitive and Behavioral Counseling I3.0
BACS 310Recovery and Relapse Prevention3.0
BACS 367Advanced Counseling Intervention3.0
Select any two additional undergraduate BACS courses6.0
Total Credits24.0
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