Alcohol and Drug Studies
A certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies is awarded to those students who successfully complete a minimum of 12 units of interdisciplinary academic coursework in the area of alcohol and drug abuse.
Students seeking the certificate must be regularly enrolled in the university and must have completed two years of college or two years of experience related to the field of alcohol/drug abuse.
All coursework must be taken for a letter grade and completed with a grade of C or better in each of the 9 required units and the 3 units of electives. The following list includes the course requirements for the certificate:
Requirements (9 units)
- PH 110: Drugs, Society, and Health
- PH 111: Alcohol and Alcoholism
- S WRK 129: Treatment of Chemical Dependency
Electives (3 units)
- CRIM 141: Alcohol, Drugs, and Criminality (3 units)
- PH 114 - Behavior Modification (3 units)
- Psych 61 - Personal Adjustments (3 units)
Other courses (1-3 units)*
- Criminology 190 - Independent Study
- PH 190 - Independent Study
- S WRK 190 - Independent Study
- W S 190 - Independent Study
* Check with the respective department to determine if they are offering independent studies during any given semester.
For further information contact the Public Health Department at (559) 278-4014