Substance Abuse Studies
An undergraduate degree in Substance Abuse Studies provides the opportunity to become a Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor (CADC), which will meet the state of Oklahoma’s requirement for certification. This degree will allow for job opportunities in other helping professions as well.
Graduates with a bachelor’s degree are trained in the twelve core functions, counseling skills, assessment and treatment of chemical dependency and dual diagnosis. Courses are taught by instructors and professors who have practical experience in the fields of chemical dependency and mental health. Classroom instruction includes a variety of teaching methods so that students will gain knowledge in family counseling, group counseling and counseling with special populations.
Institute of Hope
The Institute of Hope (IOH) is a faculty-directed, student-run class. The purpose of the class is to promote awareness of social injustices occurring on local, state, national and global levels. We develop an academic understanding of the causes and consequences of multiple forms of inequality, encourage an awareness of issues and a unified opposition of social injustices in our programming, and work while treating all we meet with dignity.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities for Substance Abuse Studies majors, including:
- Case management
- Mental health services
- Crisis work
- Behavioral analysis
View a career guide for Substance Abuse Studies majors.
Take advantage of these opportunities in the metro which may spark your interest and even boost your resume.
- Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services - To find out about programs go to http://ok.gov/odmhsas/.
- Oklahoma Specialized Outpatient Services - To find out about services in the area go to https://www.facebook.com/specializedoutpatientservices/.
- The Spero Project: Go to http://www.thesperoproject.com/ to find out how you can get involved in international non-profit work in OKC.