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Addiction Studies (AA)

Associate in Arts (AA)

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 Neil Westergaard
 Neil Westergaard 
Associate Professor


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    Degree Requirements

    16 credits completed in residence
    2.00 (C) grade point average
    62 total credits
    ASC 100-Freshman Seminar

    Associate in Arts (AA)
    General Education Requirements

    Addiction counselors work in a variety of settings to educate and treat individuals and families experiencing the effects of substance abuse.  Counselors in North Dakota must have a nine month internship in addition to a bachelor's degree.  This addiction studies curriculum provides general education courses needed for students when they transfer to another institution to complete a degree in various areas such as addiction studies, chemical use/abuse awareness, or addiction counselor training.

    The curriculum outlined below is based on most common baccalaureate program requirements.  Students may earn an Associate's degree in Liberal Arts at WSC, but must transfer to a baccalaureate campus to complete a Bachelor's degree in Addiction Studies.

    Suggested Courses                                                                          Credits

    BIOL 150
    ENGL 120
    MATH 210
    PSYC 111
    PSYC 250
    PSYC 270
    SOC 110
    SOC 115
    SOC 235

    General Biology L/L
    College Composition II
    Elementary Statistics
    Introduction to Psychology
    Developmental Psychology
    Abnormal Psychology
    Introduction to Sociology
    Social Problems
    Cultural Diversity
    History Course
    Literature Course


    The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university.  For specific baccalaureate degree requirements, students should consult the catalog of the campus to which they intend to transfer.