The Addictions Counseling concentration provides students obtaining a degree in social work, the course requirements for becoming a certified addictions counselor (CAC Level 1) in the state of Colorado. Students will be placed in an addictions treatment setting for the required field placement in social work. 

Learn more about the Major in Social Work, Addictions Counseling concentration on the School of Social Work website.

Effective Fall 2019

Students must have a C (2.000) or better in the following courses: HDFS 101, PSY 100, SOC 100 or SOC 105, and SOWK 150. Students must maintain a grade of C in all required courses for the concentration,

A grade of C (2.000) or above is required in each SOWK course required for the major; a 2.500 overall GPA in all SOWK courses is required for the major.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
HDFS 101Individual and Family Development (GT-SS3)3C3
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)3C3
SOWK 120Academic and Career Success 1
SOWK 150Introduction to Social Work 3
Select one course from the following: 3-4
Human Origins and Variation (GT-SC2)3A 
Humans and Other Animals (GT-SC2)3A 
Principles of Animal Biology (GT-SC2)3A 
Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)3A 
Select one course from the following: 3
General Sociology (GT-SS3)3C 
Social Problems (GT-SS3)3C 
Select one course from the following: 3
American Government and Politics (GT-SS1)3C 
State and Local Government and Politics (GT-SS1)3C 
Quantitative Reasoning11B3
Electives 6
 Total Credits 31-32
Sophomore
 
SOWK 286APracticum I 3
SOWK 286BPracticum II 3
SOWK 370Addictions - A Social Work Perspective 3
Select one course from the following: 3
Quantitative Sociological Analysis  
General Statistics  
Introduction to Statistical Methods  
Health/Wellness Course (See list below)2 2-3
Arts and Humanities3B6
Biological and Physical Sciences33A3-4
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives4 1-2
 Total Credits 31-32
Junior
 
PSY 310Basic Counseling Skills 3
PSY 311ABasic Counseling Skills Laboratory: CACI 2
SOWK 300Research in Applied Professions 3
SOWK 330Dismantling Privilege and Oppression 3
SOWK 333Human Behavior in the Social Environment 3
SOWK 340Generalist Practice-Individuals and Families 3
SOWK 341Generalist Practice-Small Groups 3
SOWK 343Generalist Practice-Organizations 3
Select one course from the following: 3
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Social Sciences (GT-CO3)2 
Economic, Environmental, and Social Justice Course (See list below)2 3
 Total Credits 29
Senior
 
PSY 360Psychology of Drug Addiction Treatment 3
PSY 362Professional Issues in Addiction Treatment 3
PSY 364Infectious Diseases and Substance Use 3
SOWK 400Generalist Practice-Communities4B3
SOWK 410Social Welfare - Policy, Issues, and Advocacy4A3
SOWK 488Field Placement 10
SOWK 492Seminar4C3
 Total Credits 28
 Program Total Credits: 120

Economic, Environmental, and Social Justice Course List

Code Title AUCC Credits
AGRI 270/IE 270 World Interdependence-Population and Food (GT-SS3) 3E 3
ANTH 100 Introductory Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3) 3C 3
ANTH 200 Cultures and the Global System (GT-SS3) 3E 3
ANTH 235 Indigenous Peoples of North America 3
ANTH 310 Peoples and Cultures of Africa 3
ANTH 312 Modern Indian Culture and Society 3
ANTH 314 Southeast Asian Cultures and Societies 3
ANTH 335 Language and Culture 3
ANTH 338 Gender and Anthropology 3
AREC 202 Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1) 3C 3
AREC 240/ECON 240 Issues in Environmental Economics (GT-SS1) 3C 3
E 142 Reading Without Borders (GT-AH2) 3E 3
ECON 101 Economics of Social Issues (GT-SS1) 3C 3
ECON 211 Gender in the Economy (GT-SS1) 3E 3
ECON 212 Racial Inequality and Discrimination (GT-SS1) 3C 3
ECON 310 Poverty and the Welfare State 3
ETST 100 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (GT-SS3) 3E 3
ETST 201 Introduction to Queer Studies 3
ETST 205 Ethnicity and the Media (GT-SS3) 3E 3
ETST 234/E 234 Introduction to Native American Literature 3
ETST 239/E 239 Introduction to Chicano Literature 3
ETST 240 Native American Cultural Experience (GT-AH2) 3B 3
ETST 250/HIST 250 African American History (GT-HI1) 3D 3
ETST 252/HIST 252 Asian American History (GT-HI1) 3D 3
ETST 253 Chicanx History and Culture (GT-HI1) 3E 3
ETST 254 La Chicana in Society 3
ETST 255/HIST 255 Native American History (GT-HI1) 3D 3
ETST 256 Border Crossings: People/Politics/Culture (GT-SS3) 3E 3
ETST 300 Queer Studies and Women of Color 3
ETST 310 African-American Studies 3
ETST 320 Ethnicity and Film: Asian-American Experience 3
ETST 324 Asian-Pacific Americans and the Law 3
ETST 330 African American Resistance and Self-Creation 3
ETST 332 Contemporary Chicanx Issues 3
ETST 352/SOWK 352 Indigenous Women, Children, and Tribes 3
ETST 354 Black Cinema and Media 3
ETST 364/HIST 364 Asian American Social Movements, 1945-Present 3
ETST 365 Global Environmental Justice Movements 3
ETST 370 Caribbean Identities 3
ETST 371 The Modern Caribbean 3
ETST 377 African Americans in Sports 3
ETST 382/LGEN 382 Italian Ethnic Identity, Culture, and Gender 3
ETST 404 Race Formation in the United States 3
ETST 405 Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in the U.S. 3
ETST 410 African American Periods and Personalities 3
ETST 411 Black Feminism(s) 3
ETST 412 Africa and African Diaspora 3
ETST 413 Queer Creative Expressions 3
ETST 414/ANTH 414 Development in Indian Country 3
ETST 422/E 422 African-American Literature 3
ETST 425 Indigenous Film and Video 3
ETST 430 Latina/o Creative Expression 3
ETST 432 Latinx Routes to Empowerment 3
ETST 438/E 438 Native American Literature 3
ETST 444/SOC 444 Federal Indian Law and Policy 3
ETST 454/SPCM 454 Chicanx Film and Video 3
GES 101 Foundations of Environmental Sustainability 3
GES 192 Global Environmental Sustainability Seminar 3
GES 450 Global Sustainability and Health 3
HIST 115 The Islamic World: Late Antiquity to 1500 3D 3
HIST 120 Asian Civilizations I (GT-HI1) 3D 3
HIST 121 Asian Civilizations II (GT-HI1) 3D 3
HORT 171/SOCR 171 Environmental Issues in Agriculture (GT-SS3) 3E 3
IE 179 Globalization: Exploring Our Global Village (GT-SS3) 3E 3
NR 130 Global Environmental Systems (GT-SC2) 3A 3
POLS 131 Current World Problems (GT-SS1) 3E 3
POLS 309 Urban Politics 3
POLS 331 Politics and Society Along Mexican Border 3
POLS 361 U.S. Environmental Politics and Policy 3
POLS 405 Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Politics 3
POLS 409 Urban and Regional Politics 3
POLS 413 U.S. Civil Rights and Liberties 3
POLS 442 Environmental Politics in Developing World 3
POLS 443 Comparative Social Movements 3
POLS 444 Comparative African Politics 3
POLS 445 Comparative Asian Politics 3
POLS 446 Politics of South America 3
POLS 447 Politics in Mexico, Central America, Caribbean 3
POLS 448 Comparative Racial/Ethnic Politics 3
POLS 449 Middle East Politics 3
POLS 463 Urban Policy and Management 3
SOC 205 Contemporary Race-Ethnic Relations (GT-SS3) 3E 3
SOC 220 Global Environmental Issues (GT-SS3) 3E 3
SOC 322 Introduction to Environmental Justice 3
SOC 344 Health, Medicine, and Society 3
WS 200 Introduction to Women's Studies 3C 3
WS 269 Women of Color in the United States 3
WS 270 Feminist Theory 3

Health/Wellness Course List 

Code Title AUCC Credits
ERHS 220 Environmental Health 3
ERHS 430 Human Disease and the Environment 3
FSHN 125 Food and Nutrition in Health 2
FSHN 150 Survey of Human Nutrition 3
HES 145 Health and Wellness 3
HES 345 Population Health and Disease Prevention 3
MIP 101 Introduction to Human Disease (GT-SC2) 3A 3
MIP 149 The Microbial World 3
PHIL 130 Bioethics and Society 2
PSY 328 Psychology of Human Sexuality 3

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
A grade of C (2.000) or above is required in each SOWK course required for the major; a 2.500 overall GPA in all SOWK courses is required for the major. MATH 101 or STAT 100 recommended.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)X 1A3
HDFS 101Individual and Family Development (GT-SS3)  3C3
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3) X3C3
SOWK 120Academic and Career Success   1
Quantitative ReasoningX 1B3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
SOWK 150Introduction to Social Work X 3
Select one course from the following: X3A3-4
Human Origins and Variation (GT-SC2)  3A 
Humans and Other Animals (GT-SC2)  3A 
Principles of Animal Biology (GT-SC2)  3A 
Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)  3A 
Select one course from the following:X  3
General Sociology (GT-SS3)  3C 
Social Problems (GT-SS3)  3C 
Select one course from the following: X 3
American Government and Politics (GT-SS1)  3C 
State and Local Government and Politics (GT-SS1)  3C 
Elective   3
CO 150, PSY 100, and SOC 100 or SOC 105 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15-16
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
SOWK 286APracticum IX  3
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A3-4
Diversity and Global Awareness X3E3
Historical Perspectives X3D3
 Total Credits   15-16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
SOWK 286BPracticum IIX  3
SOWK 370Addictions - A Social Work Perspective   3
Select one course from the following:X  3
Quantitative Sociological Analysis    
General Statistics    
Introduction to Statistical Methods    
Health/Wellness course (See list on Concentration Requirements Tab):   2-3
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Electives   1-2
Progression to Major is strongly recommended by the end of Semester 4. X  
 Total Credits   16
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
SOWK 300Research in Applied Professions X 3
SOWK 330Dismantling Privilege and OppressionX  3
SOWK 333Human Behavior in the Social EnvironmentX  3
SOWK 340Generalist Practice-Individuals and FamiliesX  3
Select one course from the following:   3
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)  2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Social Sciences (GT-CO3)  2 
Progression to Major must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
SOWK 150, SOWK 286A, and SOWK 333, must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
PSY 310Basic Counseling Skills   3
PSY 311ABasic Counseling Skills Laboratory: CACI   2
SOWK 341Generalist Practice-Small GroupsX  3
SOWK 343Generalist Practice-OrganizationsX  3
Economic, Environmental, and Social Justice Course (See Department List on Concentration Requirements Tab) X 3
SOWK 286B, SOWK 330 must be completed by the end of Semester 6. X   
 Total Credits   14
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
PSY 360Psychology of Drug Addiction Treatment   3
PSY 362Professional Issues in Addiction Treatment   3
PSY 364Infectious Diseases and Substance Use   3
SOWK 400Generalist Practice-CommunitiesX 4B3
SOWK 410Social Welfare - Policy, Issues, and AdvocacyX 4A3
SOWK 300 must be completed by the end of Semester 7.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
SOWK 488Field PlacementX  10
SOWK 492SeminarX 4C3
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   13
 Program Total Credits:   120