The minor in Addiction Studies prepares addiction professionals for employment in substance use disorder treatment and related settings, and prepares students in a variety of fields with basic knowledge in addictions. The program also offers many opportunities for students to gain experience that can lead to graduate education and certification or licensure in counseling and other helping professions.
The first of its kind (at the university level) in West Virginia, the WVU minor in Addiction Studies is an on-campus 15 credit hour, clinically-focused program that offers a service component and meets partial requirements toward state addiction certification. It is available to all disciplines of study across WVU.
|Option||Semester One||Semester Two||Semester Three||Semester Four||Semester Five|
|One||COUN 240||COUN 250||COUN 340||COUN 350||COUN 440|
|COUN 340||COUN 350||COUN 440|
|Three||COUN 240||COUN 250
|COUN 350||COUN 440|
|Five||COUN 240||COUN 250
|COUN 340||COUN 350
- WVU Collegiate Recovery Program
- WVU Carruth Center: Student Assistance Program
- The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: National Help Line
- NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals
- West Virginia Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Inc.
- West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction & Prevention Professionals (WVCBAPP)
- International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)
- Addiction Treatment Locator, Assessment, and Standards Platform (ATLAS™)
WVU Addiction Studies Scholarships
Annual scholarships are offered during the spring semester. The application for awards are open to any current or prospective addiction studies student.
To combat the nation’s opioid crisis, HRSA launched the NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program (SUD Workforce LRP).