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Addictions Studies Minor

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.

Course Sequencing

Option Semester One Semester Two Semester Three Semester Four Semester Five
One COUN 240 COUN 250 COUN 340 COUN 350 COUN 440
Two COUN 240
COUN 250
COUN 340 COUN 350 COUN 440  
Three COUN 240 COUN 250
COUN 340
COUN 350 COUN 440  
Four COUN 240
COUN 250
COUN 340
COUN 350
COUN 440    
Five COUN 240 COUN 250
COUN 340
COUN 350
COUN 440
   
Six COUN 240
COUN 250
COUN 340 COUN 350
COUN 440
   
View courses on the WVU catalog

Resources

Financial Aid

WVU Addiction Studies Scholarships

Annual scholarships offered during the spring semester. The application for awards are open to any current or prospective addiction studies student.

NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program

To combat the nation’s opioid crisis, HRSA launched the NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program (SUD Workforce LRP).