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2014–2015 Undergraduate Catalog

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Substance Abuse Counseling 

Substance Abuse Counseling


Policy

  • Students who have previously earned a degree with a major in psychology must complete a minimum of 18 unduplicated credits in substance abuse counseling to be awarded the second major of substance abuse counseling.
  • Substance abuse counseling majors must complete a background information disclosure statement and a criminal history search, and have these results approved by the program and the university by the established guidelines prior to beginning the first course at Viterbo University.
  • Per Wisconsin state regulations, students who wish to obtain a Wisconsin state Substance Abuse Counselor certification must complete both 360 hours of classroom education and 4,000 hours of patient counseling experience. The requirements of the Substance Abuse Counseling major meet the 360 hours of classroom education requirement. Substance abuse counseling majors are not required to complete counseling experience hours, but are strongly encouraged to do so by completing ADCT-481. (The state of Wisconsin allows for completed educational hours to satisfy part of the experience requirement. Please refer to the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services for further information.)
  • Students completing an adult learning degree completion bachelor degree may not concurrently double major or double degree in a major offered as a traditional student major.
  • ADCT 440 for students enrolled in the transfer agreement program must be taken at Viterbo (not transferred).
  • Substance abuse counseling majors may not declare a psychology minor.

Substance Abuse Counseling (degree completion) Major (Bachelor of Arts or Science)

  • Core curriculum and mission seminars (35-43 credits) – see the core curriculum section of this catalog
  • Major requirements (33 credits)– ADCT 330, 423, 427, 440, 445, 464, PSYC 171, 205, 270, 305, 340
  • Bachelor of Arts requirement – a minimum of three classes (nine credits minimum) of world language in preferably one, but not more than two languagesOR
  • Bachelor of Science requirement –a minimum of 11 credits of natural science and/or mathematics
  • Final degree requirements – a minimum of 120 college level credits, minimum of 40 credits at the 300/400 level
    Transfer courses and waivers and/or substitutions could modify the required credit total in the core curriculum and major.  

Substance Abuse Counseling (transfer agreement/degree completion) Major (Bachelor of Arts or Science)

Students with an earned two-year degree (A.A. A.S., A.A.S.) that meets the state regulations for education requirements for substance abuse counseling may earn a Bachelor of Arts or Science with a major in substance abuse counseling. Students must have earned the degree with the last seven years or be currently practicing in the substance abuse counseling field. Students may not begin this program or be considered a student in this program until the two-year degree has been completed and documented on a transcript. The student cannot be dually enrolled. The two-year degree must be completed prior to transfer to Viterbo.

 

Two year schools offering the education requirements include Chippewa Valley Technical College, College of Menominee Nation, Fox Valley Technical College, Gateway Technical College, Madison Area Technical College, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Moraine Park Technical College, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Waukesha County Technical College and others as approved.

 

This transfer agreement program is offered online with a week summer residency at the completion of the program.

  • Core curriculum and mission seminars (35-43 credits) – see the core curriculum section of this catalog
  • Major requirements (27 credits)– ADCT 330, 440, 445, 464, 498, 12 upper division credits in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, or social work (may be transferred, but must have been taken at the upper division level at the transfer institution)
  • Bachelor of Arts requirement – a minimum of three classes (nine credits minimum) of world language in preferably one, but not more than two languagesOR
  • Bachelor of Science requirement –a minimum of 11 credits of natural science and/or mathematics
  • Final degree requirements – a minimum of 120 college level credits, minimum of 40 credits at the 300/400 level
  • Transfer courses and waivers and/or substitutions could modify the required credit total in the core curriculum and major.