Substance Abuse Professional

Students will take courses from a variety of disciplines. Emphasis in core courses is placed on development of relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes in substance abuse prevention and treatment. Fieldwork experience will provide opportunities for application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Graduates should qualify for positions in mental health, family services, social services, rehabilitation, correction and educational agencies that provide human services and/or substance abuse prevention or treatment activities.

Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies with a Specialization in Substance Abuse
Four-semester (two-year) program

First Year

First Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
BIO 101 3 3 4
ENG 111 3 0 3
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Virginia Tech
ENGL 1105
Radford University
CORE 101
Old Dominion University
ENGL 110C
Virginias Private Colleges & Universities
Bluefield College
ENG 1013/1023, GEN ED
Liberty University
ENGL 101
Emory & Henry College
ENG 100
HMS 220 3 0 3
PSY 200 3 0 3
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Virginia Tech
PSYC 1004
Radford University
PSYC 121
Old Dominion University
PSYC 201S
Virginias Private Colleges & Universities
Bluefield College
PSY 1013
Liberty University
PSYC 101
SDV 100 1 0 1
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Radford University
UNIV 100 elective
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 3 14  

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
BIO 102 3 3 4
ENG 112 3 0 3
HMS 260 3 0 3
MTH 155 3 0 3
SOC 200 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 3 16  

Second Year

Third Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
CST 100 3 0 3
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Radford University
COMS 114
HMS 251 3 0 3
ITE 152 3 0 3
SOC 215 3
PSY 215 3 0 3
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Virginia Tech
PSYC 3014
Radford University
PSYC 439
Virginias Private Colleges & Universities
Bluefield College
PSY/CRJ 3034
Liberty University
PSYC 430
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 12 0 15  

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
HMS 252 3 0 3
HMS 290 3 0 3
HUM 201 3 0 3
Elective 1 Humanities Elective 3 0 3
PSY 230 3 0 3
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Virginia Tech
PSYC 2034
Radford University
PSYC 230
Old Dominion University
PSYC 203S
Virginias Private Colleges & Universities
Bluefield College
PSY 2043
Liberty University
PSYC 210
Emory & Henry College
Elective Credit
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 0 15  

Degree Earned!

1

Humanities Electives:  PHI 100, PHI 220, REL 230