Minor in Substance Use Disorders
For students in the online BA in Interdisciplinary Studies degree program or U of A degree-seeking students:
In order to add this minor, students must consult their advisers for their academic majors.
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Workers in many public service careers encounter individuals and families affected by substance use disorders. This minor will arm you with skills and knowledge to work with children and adults who are touched by addiction and to develop treatment strategies and interventions for this population.
The courses in the minor emphasize cultural and societal differences in approaches to substance use disorders and review how policy at all levels affects diagnosis, treatment and the criminalization of drug use.
Required Courses 9 hours
Students must pass the following three courses with a grade of C or better.
- SCWK 4143 - Addiction and the Family
- SCWK 4213 - The Diagnosis and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
- SCWK 4243 - Impact of Policy on Addiction
Courses Select 9 remaining hours
Students must choose three of the following courses and pass each one with a C or better.
- SCWK 3013 - Child Advocacy I: Perspectives on Child Maltreatment and Child Advocacy
- SCWK 3163 - On Death and Dying
- SCWK 3193 - Human Diversity and Social Work
- SCWK 3233 - Contemporary Issues in Juvenile Justice
- SCWK 3633 - Child Welfare: 21st Century Perspectives
- SCWK 4013 - Child Advocacy II: Professional and System Responses to Child Maltreatment
- SCWK 4023 - Child Advocacy III: Responding to the Survivor of Child Abuse
- SCWK 4093 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
- SCWK 4153 - Social Welfare Policy