Alcohol & Drug Studies

A 24-semester-hour undergraduate minor in alcohol and drug studies is available to undergraduate students from any major through the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies. The acquisition of this minor provides real advantages to a student’s marketability in basic substance abuse jobs throughout the state.

A course may count for both a major and minor. Minors must earn a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all ADRE courses. Minimum requirement for the alcohol and drug studies minor is 24 s.h. as follows:

Required Courses (15 s.h.)

  • ADRE 2003 Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Health and Social Problems
  • ADRE 4793 Treatment of Substance Abuse
  • ADRE 4796 Contemporary Issues for Substance Abuse
  • PSYC 3221 Social Psychology
  • PSYC 3375 Abnormal Psychology

Electives (select 3 courses) (9 s.h.)

  • ASLS 2020 Sign Language Studies I
  • HDFS 1103 Marriage and Family Relations
  • HLTH 3515 AIDS HIV Disease in Modern Society
  • HLTH 5345 Alcoholism in Health Education
  • PSYC 3206 Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 3300 Psychology of Personality
  • ADRE 3000 Introduction to Rehabilitation
  • ADRE 4795 Prevention of Substance Abuse
  • SOCI 2111 Modern Social Problems
  • SOCI 3220 Sociology of Deviant Behavior

Additional electives may be approved by the Alcohol and Drug Studies coordinator.


Dr. Jennifer J. Wright McDougal
Coordinator, Alcohol and Drug Studies Minor