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Addiction Counseling Degree Requirements

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.
Total credit hours: Minimum 61 credit hours

Entrance Requirements:

  • Attendance at a program information session. Call 410-777-7318 for schedule or view schedule. Detailed information regarding program, profession, and academic requirements will be discussed.
  • Eligibility for ENG 111 or ENG 115 or ENG 121.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check.

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all human services courses. 200 hours of unpaid clinical fieldwork in a community addiction agency are required in order to complete the program. Prior to enrolling in the fieldwork courses, students must meet with Nicole Williams, Human Services Department Fieldwork Coordinator.

General Education Requirements: 22-27 credits

English (3-6)
ENG 111 and ENG 112 - 
Composition and Introduction to Literature 1, 2 
or
ENG 115 and ENG 116 -
Composition and Introduction to Literature for Non-Native Speakers 1, 2
or
ENG 121 -
Composition and Literature
Successful completion of ENG 121 fully satisfies the college English composition general education requirement. Students who take ENG 121 and not ENG 111-112 may need to take an additional elective course to ensure that they complete a minimum of 60 credits which are required for the award of an associate degree. These credit hours must be chosen with the approval of the department chair or program coordinator. 
Arts and humanities  (3)
Biological and Physical Sciences (4)
BIO 101 - 
Fundamentals of Biology
or
BIO 230 - Structure and Function of the Human Body
Computer Technology (3-4)
Health/Fitness/Wellness (3)
Mathematics (3-4)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
SOC 111 - Introduction to Sociology 

Program Requirements: 39 credits

HUS 101 - Human Service Ethics in Practice (3)
HUS 102 - Physiologic Aspects of Chemical Dependence (3)
HUS 114 - Beginning Counseling and Assessment Techniques (3)
HUS 115 - Fieldwork: Beginning Counseling and Assessment Techniques (3)
HUS 130 - Introduction to Family Counseling (3)
HUS 140 - Topics in Alcohol and Drug Counseling: Co-occurring Disorders (3)
HUS 141 - Group Dynamics (3)
HUS 200 - Addiction Treatment Delivery (3)
HUS 216 - Theories of Counseling (3)
HUS 217 - Fieldwork: Theories of Counseling (3)
PSY 111 -  Introduction to Psychology (3)
PSY 214 -  Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (3)
Electives (3): Choose from HUS 211: Crisis Intervention and Counseling; or HUS/CJS 228: Practices in Social Work and Counseling with Inmate Populations; or CJS 229: Women, Crime and Prison; or CJS 231: Juvenile Justice; or CJS 233: Forensic Psychology and Victimology; or SOC 132: Juvenile Delinquency.