Degree Requirements

The Certificate of Achievement in Behavioral Sciences, Alcohol and Other Drug Studies program requires completion of the courses listed below.

Certificate of Achievement: Behavioral Sciences - Alcohol and Other Drug Studies

Courses Required for the Major Units
AODS 150, Introduction to Chemical Dependency 3
AODS 152, Physiology & Pharmacology of Psychoactive Drugs 3
AODS 154, Prevention, Intervention, Legal & Ethical Issues of Psychoactive Drug Use 3
AODS 156, Chemical Dependency Case Management 3
AODS 158, Chemical Dependency Family Counseling Techniques 3
AODS 160, Group Dynamics in Chemical Dependency Counseling 3
AODS 162, Chemical Dependency Internship Seminar 3
AODS 163, Chemical Dependency Internship
3.5
 OR  
 AODS 270 Work Experience in Chemical Dependency 1-4
PSYC 101, General Psychology 3
PSYC 161, Introduction to Counseling 3
 PSYC 245 Abnormal Psychology
 3
SOCO 101, Principles of Sociology
3
 
Total: 34 - 37

*Alcohol and Other Drug Studies 270 must be substituted for 163 if a student has a paid internship.

Associate in Science: Behavioral Sciences - Alcohol and Other Drug Studies

The associate degree with an emphasis in Alcohol and Other Drug Studies requires completion of the Certificate of Achievement, Alcohol and Other Drug Studies. Recommended elective: Alcohol and Other Drug Studies 270. Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in the catalog. The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units.

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
AODS 150, Introduction to Chemical Dependency3
AODS 152, Physiology & Pharmacology of Psychoactive Drugs3
AODS 154, Prevention, Intervention, Legal & Ethical Issues of Psychoactive Drug Use3
AODS 156, Chemical Dependency Case Management3
AODS 158, Chemical Dependency Family Counseling Techniques3
AODS 160, Group Dynamics in Chemical Dependency Counseling3
AODS 162, Chemical Dependency Internship Seminar3
AODS 163, Chemical Dependency Internship3.5
PSYC 101, General Psychology3
PSYC 161, Introduction to Counseling3
SOCO 101, Principles of Sociology
3
 
Total: 34 - 37