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Addiction Studies (Vancouver only)

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Addiction Studies (Vancouver only)

A minor in addiction studies requires 17 – 22 hours depending on the track. The three tracks are: Track 1 (professional certification): comprising coursework primarily in the department of psychology and aimed at preparing students for certification as chemical dependency professionals (CDP) in Washington State. Track 2 (non-certification): comprising coursework primarily in the departments of sociology and criminal justice, aimed at students preparing for careers in public policy, law enforcement, social work, and related fields, who wish to obtain additional training in the political, social, and cultural components of addictive behaviors (but who do not wish to be certified as chemical dependency professionals in Washington State).Track 3 (interdisciplinary): integrating psychological, behavioral, sociological, and criminal justices issues into models of addiction intervention and prevention.  Credit hours for the minor must include 9 hours of upper-division work taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses.

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