The Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services – Behavioral and Addictions Counseling is designed to provide a strong foundation and knowledge-base in human services content, as well as providing specialized content in the area of addictions and behavior disorders. Behavioral and Addictions Counseling courses have been strategically selected so that students obtain the educational requirements necessary to sit for the Certified Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counselor exam.
The Department of Labor reports that careers involving substance abuse and behavior disorder counseling will increase by 27 percent by 2020. This spike is due in part to more people seeking help for addictions and behaviors and by offenders being sentenced to treatment rather than jail time. A proactive professional also can help decrease substance abuse; health educators, those who educate people of all ages about healthy habits and behaviors, are also set to grow much faster than the average.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to
Implement a personal philosophy of addictions counseling in the workplace.
Apply theory, practical skills, and an interdisciplinary approach to human services to the work environment and community-at-large.
Apply interpersonal and group communication skills.
Apply critical thinking skills and problem-solving strategies to the profession of human services.
Apply counseling skills.
Make decisions in an ethical and socially responsible manner.
Demonstrate leadership and professionalism in the field.
Human Services Seminar should be one of the last courses a student takes. This capstone course encapsulates a comprehensive understanding of the human services. Integration of previously learned theories, concepts, skills and practices will be implemented.