The Addictions Counseling Concentration provides students with an undergraduate degree in psychology, while completing the required courses for becoming a certified addictions counselors (Level 1) in the state of Colorado.  Besides coursework, students are required to complete internship hours at an approved facility.  Students who are interested in the clinical/counseling field of psychology, but do not wish to seek an advanced degree in psychology, may find this an attractive concentration.

Effective Fall 2017

Students must have a C or better in each of the following courses: PSY 100, PSY 192, PSY 210, PSY 250, PSY 252PSY 311A, PSY 350, and the three lecture-lab pairs in psychology.

Maximum of 12 credits allowed toward graduation for any combination of PSY 295PSY 296,  PSY 384PSY 484,  PSY 486PSY 487PSY 488, PSY 495A-F, PSY 496A-F, PSY498A-F, PSY 499A-F.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
CS 110Personal Computing 4
LIFE 102Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)3A4
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)1B1
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)3C3
PSY 192Psychology First-Year Seminar 1
PSY 210Psychology of the Individual in Context 3
Select one course from the following: 3
Appreciation of Philosophy (GT-AH3)3B 
Logic and Critical Thinking (GT-AH3)3B 
History and Philosophy of Scientific Thought (GT-AH3)3B 
Introduction to Ethics  
Introduction to Formal Logic  
Historical Perspectives3D3
Social and Behavioral Sciences13C3
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)3A4
CHEM 108Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A1
PSY 250Research Design and Analysis I 3
PSY 252Mind, Brain, and Behavior 3
PSY 320Abnormal Psychology 3
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Select one course from the following: 3
Introduction to Statistical Methods  
Introduction to Biostatistics  
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences I  
Statistics for Engineers and Scientists  
Arts and Humanities3B6
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Elective 1
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
CO 300Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)23
PSY 310Basic Counseling Skills 3
PSY 311ABasic Counseling Skills Laboratory: CACI4C2
PSY 350Research Design and Analysis II 3
PSY 360Psychology of Drug Addiction Treatment 3
PSY 362Professional Issues in Addiction Treatment 3
PSY 364Infectious Diseases and Substance Use 3
PSY 4542Biological Psychology4B3
PSY 4552Biological Psychology Laboratory4A2
Electives 5
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
BMS 300Principles of Human Physiology 4
PSY 488Field Placement4C6
Select one course from the following: 3
Chemistry of Addictions  
Psychobiology of Addictions  
Select two groups from the following:2 9-10
Group A:
  
Social Psychology4B 
Social Psychology Laboratory4A 
Group B:
  
Psychological Measurement and Testing4B 
Psychological Measurement and Testing Lab4A 
Group C:
  
Cognitive Psychology4B 
Cognitive Psychology Laboratory4A 
Group D:
  
Cognitive Neuroscience4B 
Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory4A 
Electives3 7-8
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

Select from the list of courses in category 3C of the AUCC except HONR 492 or any PSY course.

2

Students should select a total of three lecture/lab pairs of courses over the junior and senior years. Two pairs are necessary to satisfy AUCC Cat 4A and 4B requirements. 

3

Select enough elective credits to bring the program to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level). 

Distinctive Requirements for Degree ProgramStudents must have a C or better in each of the following courses: PSY 100, PSY 192, PSY 210, PSY 250, PSY 252, PSY 311A, PSY 350, and the three lecture-lab pairs in psychology.

Maximum of 12 credits allowed toward graduation for any combination of PSY 295PSY 296,  PSY 384PSY 484,  PSY 486PSY 487PSY 488, PSY 495A-F, PSY 496A-F, PSY498A-F, PSY 499A-F.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
CS 110Personal Computing X 4
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)X 1B1
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3) X3C3
PSY 192Psychology First-Year Seminar X 1
Historical Perspectives  3D3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
LIFE 102Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1) X3A4
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)X 1B1
PSY 210Psychology of the Individual in Context X 3
Select one course from the following:   3
Appreciation of Philosophy (GT-AH3)  3B 
Logic and Critical Thinking (GT-AH3)  3B 
History and Philosophy of Scientific Thought (GT-AH3)  3B 
Introduction to Ethics    
Introduction to Formal Logic    
Social and Behavioral Sciences (Except HONR 492 or any PSY course)   3C3
CO 150 and PSY 100 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2) X3A4
CHEM 108Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1) X3A1
PSY 250Research Design and Analysis I X 3
PSY 320Abnormal Psychology X 3
Select one course from the following: X 3
Introduction to Statistical Methods    
Introduction to Biostatistics    
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences I    
Statistics for Engineers and Scientists    
Elective   1
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
PSY 252Mind, Brain, and BehaviorX  3
SPCM 200Public Speaking X 3
Arts and Humanities   3B6
Global and Cultural Awareness   3E3
PSY 210, PSY 250, PSY 252, and STAT requirement must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 300Writing Arguments (GT-CO3) X23
PSY 310Basic Counseling Skills X 3
PSY 311ABasic Counseling Skills Laboratory: CACI X4C2
PSY 350Research Design and Analysis II X 3
PSY 360Psychology of Drug Addiction Treatment   3
Elective   1
PSY 320 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
PSY 362Professional Issues in Addiction Treatment   3
PSY 364Infectious Diseases and Substance Use   3
PSY 454Biological Psychology  4B3
PSY 455Biological Psychology Laboratory  4A2
Electives   4
CHEM 107, CHEM 108, LIFE 102, PSY 311A, and PSY 350 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BMS 300Principles of Human Physiology   4
Select one group from the following:   4-5
Group A:
    
Social Psychology  4B 
Social Psychology Laboratory  4A 
Group B:
    
Psychological Measurement and Testing  4B 
Psychological Measurement and Testing Lab  4A 
Group C:
    
Cognitive Psychology  4B 
Cognitive Psychology Laboratory  4A 
Group D:
    
Cognitive Neuroscience  4B 
Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory  4A 
PSY 488Field PlacementX 4C3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:X  3
Chemistry of Addictions    
Psychobiology of Addictions    
Select one group from the following not previously taken:X  4-5
Group A:
    
Social Psychology  4B 
Social Psychology Laboratory  4A 
Group B:
    
Psychological Measurement and Testing  4B 
Psychological Measurement and Testing Lab  4A 
Group C:
    
Cognitive Psychology  4B 
Cognitive Psychology Laboratory  4A 
Group D:
    
Cognitive Neuroscience  4B 
Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory  4A 
PSY 488Field PlacementX 4C3
ElectivesX  4-5
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study. X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120