BS Addiction Studies

Opportunities in the substance use disorders and process addictions recovery professions exist in hospitals, community agencies, schools, within the justice system, state and federal government organizations, recovery supports, recovery homes, detoxification programs, and private and public treatment programs. Our program provides the required courses for licensure as a Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) in the state of Texas.

An addiction studies major prepares students to work directly with individuals with substance use disorders and process addictions (e.g., gambling, disordered eating, etc.) in order to facilitate long-term recovery, autonomy and improved quality of life. Graduates of this major are prepared to become interdisciplinary professionals who will advance equity and optimize quality-of-life outcomes in diverse communities with substance use disorders. Your training will provide exposure to addiction diagnoses, all levels of care and competencies for working effectively with adults and adolescents.

Our department is composed of community-engaged academics providing an education that reaches beyond the classroom. Faculty with expertise in applied gerontology, health services, rehabilitation counseling, substance use and behavioral health concerns prepare students for a career in making a positive change in the lives of others.

Alumni of our programs become researchers, educators, administrators and clinicians. If you are looking for a rewarding career that empowers individuals in community-based, public or private settings, we have the program for you!

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$21,989.86 Per Year

International student tuition fee

4 Years


Aug 2024

Start Month

Jul 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • August 2024
  • January 2025
  • August 2025
  • January 2026
  • August 2026

Mode of Study

  • Full Time