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Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services

Students in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services concentration will select courses in either Social and Public Services or Administrative Services. All will take a core of courses in alcohol and drug abuse, social, and administrative services and will complete their degrees by taking courses relevant to their concentrations. All students must have on-the-job experience, evaluated through internships or portfolio assessment, or both.

Persons pursuing this degree typically provide services to those disabled by alcohol and drug abuse, including abusers, families, friends, colleagues, and associates. Wishing to build upon knowledge of and experience in alcohol and drug abuse treatment, persons served by these guidelines will seek careers in Alcohol & Drug Abuse (A&D) Services as administrators or as providers of social and public services in hospitals, social service agencies, employee assistance programs, churches, etc. Some may wish to continue their education in graduate-level programs.

These guidelines are designed for persons who can document previous paid and/or volunteer work in A&D services. Documentation must be included with your application.

Persons who have completed the Technical Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling offered by Southwest Tennessee Community College will be able to apply their coursework to these guidelines. (Applicable STCC courses are listed in bold type.) State licensed substance abuse counselors will receive credit-hours applicable to the experiential learning/internship requirement upon submission of their certification credentials.

Program Summary

A. General Education (35-41 hours)
See Graduation from the Universityfor the University General Education Program requirements. Students who have completed one year of American History in high school are exempted from the six credit-hour History General Education Program requirement; otherwise, students will have to meet the History requirement.

B. Coordinated Study (51-58 hours)

Professional Core (3 hours) Choose one course:

SWRK 2911 Social Response to Human Need

COUN 4621 Human Interactions

Alcohol and Drug Core (6 hours) Choose two courses:

ANTH 4531 Alcohol, Culture and Biology

CJUS 3152 Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

COUN 4783 Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services

PSYC 3507 Alcohol, Drugs and Behavior

Statistical Methods (3 hours) Choose one course:

EDPR 4541 Fundamentals of Applied Statistical Methods

PSYC 3001 Psychological Statistics

SOCI 3311 Social Statistics

Professional Writing (3 hours) Choose one course:

ENGL 3601 Technical and Professional Writing

ENGL 3604 Persuasive Writing

MGMT 3510 Business Communication*

Electives - Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies (9 hours)

Credit may be earned as follows:

•  By submitting a portfolio describing prior learning in A&D Services, not used to meet the internship requirement (see below).

•  Taking additional approved courses.

Students choose one area of concentration in either Social and Public Services or Administrative Services.

Social and Public Services: (27 hours)

Courses in this concentration stress issues related to individual development and social behavior, as well as societal responses and aspects of public policy.

Group 1. Choose one course:

CJUS 4533 Juvenile Delinquency: Theory and Process

COUN 4781 Strategies for Crisis Intervention

PSYC 3102 Abnormal Psychology

SOCI 3501 Sociology of Deviant Behavior

SOCI 4852 Sociology of Mental Illness

Group 2. Choose three courses:

PSYC 3103 Child Psychology

PSYC 3106 Social Psychology or SOCI 3701 Individual and Society

PSYC 3506 Human Sexuality (Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 & 1102 or 1200)

SOCI 3432 Sociology of Gender

SOCI 3831 Marriage and the Family

SWRK 3902 Human Behavior and Social Environment*

(Prerequisites: SWRK 2911, or permission of instructor).

Group 3. Choose two courses:

ECON 3411 Economics of Social Issues

POLS 3213 Introduction to Public Policy

POLS 4224 Urban Problems

SOCI 3422 Racial and Ethnic Minorities: A Socio-Historical Approach

SOCI 4442 Sociology of Poverty

SOCI 4541 Sociology of Aging

SOCI 4851 Medical Sociology

Internship (9 hours)

Students completing courses in Social and Public Services will complete 450 hours of supervised therapeutic experience. These hours may be earned in two ways, as follows:

1. UNIV 2110 Field Experience (3) and UNIV 4110 Internship (12) may be taken in 3 or 6 credit increments or

2. Submission of State of Tennessee A&D Counselor Certifications, credited as UNIV 2985 Intermediate A&D Services (3) and UNIV 3985 Advanced A&D Services (12).

Administrative Services: (27 hrs) Courses in this concentration are basic to management and administration.

Group 1. Choose one course:

MGMT 3110 Organization and Management*

POLS 3601 Public Administration

Group 2. Choose two courses:

ACCT 2010 Fundamentals of Accounting I

ECON 2010 Introduction to Macroeconomics

ECON 2020 Introduction to Microeconomics

Group 3. Choose three courses:

ACCT 3011 Business Law*

ECON 4740 Health Care Economics*

FIR 3810 Principles of Risk and Insurance*

MGMT 3215 Management of Human Resources*

MGMT 4420 Organizational Behavior in Business

MGMT 4260 Employee Staffing and Development

MKTG 3010 Principles of Marketing*

POLS 4207 Health Politics and Policy

POLS 4208 Mental Health Policy and Law

POLS 4226 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations

Group 4. Choose one course:

ECON 3411 Economics of Social Issues

POLS 3213 Introduction to the Study of Public Policy

POLS 4224 Urban Problems

SOCI 3422 Racial and Ethnic Minorities: A Socio-Historical Approach

SOCI 4442 Sociology of Poverty

SOCI 4541 Sociology of Aging

SOCI 4851 Medical Sociology

Internship (6 hrs)

Students completing courses in Administrative Services must complete 300 hours of experience in an approved setting. These hours may be earned in the following ways.

•  UNIV 4110 - Internship (6 hours), may be taken in 3 or 6 credit increments, or

•  UNIV 39xx - Advanced Experiential Learning (6 hours), based upon assessment of a portfolio describing prior experiential learning.

C . Thematic Studies (6 hours)

D. Senior Project (3 hours)

UNIV 4995 Senior Project (3 hrs) [Completed during the final semester]

E. Electives may be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120 with a minimum of 42 upper-division hours.

Course Descriptions

College of Arts and Sciences

Aerospace Studies (AERO)
African and African American Studies (AAAS)
Anthropology (ANTH)
Biology (BIOL)
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Chemistry (CHEM)
City and Regional Planning (PLAN)
Computer Science (COMP)
Criminology and Criminal Justice (CJUS)
Earth Sciences (ESCI)
English (ENGL)
Emergency Management (EMGT)
Environmental Studies (ENVR)
Health Administration (HADM)
History (HIST)
International Studies (INTL)
Judaic Studies (JDST)
Mathematics (MATH)
Military Science (ARMY)
Naval Science (NAVY)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Physics (PHYS)
Political Science (POLS)
Public and Nonprofit Administration (PADM)
Psychology (PSYC)
Religious Studies (RLGN)
Social Work (SWRK)
Sociology (SOCI)
Women's Studies (WMST)

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Arabic (ARAB)
Chinese (CHIN)
Classics (CLAS)
French (FREN)
German (GERM)
Greek (GREK)
Hebrew (HEBR)
Italian (ITAL)
Japanese (JAPN)
Languages and Literature (LALI)
Latin (LATN)
Portuguese (PORT)
Russian (RUSS)
Spanish (SPAN)

Fogelman College of Business and Economics

Accountancy (ACCT)
Business Administration (BA)
Economics (ECON)
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIR)
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Management (MGMT)
Marketing (MKTG))
Supply Chain Management Science (SCMS)

College of Communication and Fine Arts

Architecture (ARCH)
Art (ART)
Art History (ARTH)
Communication (COMM)
Communication/Fine Arts (CCFA)
Dance (DANC)
Interior Design (IDES)
Journalism (JOUR)
Theatre (THEA)


Applied Music (MUAP)
Music Appreciation (MUS)
Music Education (MUSE)
Music History, Literature, and Appreciation (MUHL)
Music Industry (MUID)
Music Theory and Composition (MUTC)
Sacred Music (MUSA)

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

Counseling and Personnel Services (COUN)
Educational Psychology and Research (EDPR)

Health and Sport Sciences

Dietetics (NUTR)
Health and Human Performance (EXSS)
Health and Sport Sciences (HMSE)
Healthcare Leadership (HCL)
Health Promotion (HPRO)
Physical Education Activities (PHED)
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)
Sport and Leisure Commerce (SLC)
Sport and Leisure Management (SLS)

Instruction and Curriculum Leadership

Early Childhood Education (ECED)
Educational Services (EDSV)
Elementary Education (ELED)
Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (ICL)
Instructional Design and Technology (IDT)
Leadership (LEAD)
Reading (RDNG)
Special Education (SPED)

Herff College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BIOM)
Civil Engineering (CIVL)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE)
Engineering (ENGR)
Mechanical Engineering (MECH)
Technology (TECH)

Loewenberg School of Nursing

Nursing (NURS)

University College

Family and Consumer Science (CSED)
Merchandising (MRCH)
Paralegal Studies (LEGL)
University College (UNIV)

Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Hospitality and Resort Management (HPRM)

Independent Programs

Orientation Program (ACAD)
University Honors Program (UNHP)
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