Certificate Program

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 - 3 units
  • PH 111: Alcohol and Alcoholism - 3 units
  • S WRK 129: Treatment of Chemical Dependency - 3 units (offered in Fall only)

Electives (3 units)

  • CRIM 141: Alcohol, Drugs, and Criminality - 3 units
  • PH 114 - Behavior Modification - 3 units
  • Other electives may be approved by the Public Health Dept. Chair

Total Units Required = 12 units

To Get Your Certificate: turn in a copy of your DARS report (or unofficial transcript) to the Department of Public Health, located in Mclane Hall 184.  Be sure to indicate how you would like your name to appear on the certificate, also include a phone number to reach you.  Once your transcript has been turned in, your certifcate will be ready to be picked up in 7-10 business days.

For further information contact the Public Health Department at (559) 278-4014