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 Spring 2015

Students must have a C or better in each of the following: PSY 100PSY 210PSY 250PSY 252PSY 401; and the three lecture-lab pairings in psychology.

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
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  
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)3C3
PSY 192Psychology First-Year Seminar 1
PSY 252Mind, Brain, and Behavior 3
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 210Psychology of the Individual in Context 3
PSY 250Research Methods in Psychology 4
PSY 320Abnormal Psychology 3
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Arts and Humanities3B6
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Electives 1
 Total Credits 28
Junior
 
CO 300Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)23
PSY 310Basic Counseling Skills 3
PSY 311ABasic Counseling Skills Laboratory: CACI 2
PSY 360Psychology of Drug Addiction Treatment 3
PSY 362Professional Issues in Addiction Treatment 3
PSY 364Infectious Diseases and Substance Use 3
PSY 454Biological Psychology4B3
PSY 455Biological Psychology Laboratory4A2
STAT 311Statistics for Behavioral Sciences I 3
STAT 312Statistics for Behavioral Sciences II 3
Electives 4
 Total Credits 32
Senior
 
BMS 300Principles of Human Physiology 4
CHEM 320Chemistry of Addictions 3
Select two groups from the following: 9-10
Group A:
  
Social Psychology4B 
Social Psychology Laboratory4A 
Group B:
  
Psychological Measurement and Testing4B 
Psychological Measurement and Testing Laboratory4A 
Group C:
  
Cognitive Psychology4B 
Cognitive Psychology Laboratory4A 
Group D:
  
Cognitive Neuroscience4B 
Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory4A 
PSY 401History and Systems of Psychology4C3
PSY 410Psychobiology of Addictions 3
PSY 488Field Placement 6
Electives 1-2
 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.

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
Students must have a C or better in each: PSY 100; PSY 210; PSY 250; PSY 252; PSY 401; and the three lecture‐lab pairings in psychology.
 

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)X 3C3
PSY 192Psychology First-Year Seminar   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
Select one course from the following:   3
Appreciation of Philosophy (GT-AH3) X3B 
Logic and Critical Thinking (GT-AH3) X3B 
History and Philosophy of Scientific Thought (GT-AH3) X3B 
Introduction to Ethics X  
Introduction to Formal Logic X  
PSY 252Mind, Brain, and Behavior X 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences  3C3
CO 150 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 210Psychology of the Individual in Context X 3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
Elective   1
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
PSY 250Research Methods in PsychologyX  4
PSY 320Abnormal Psychology X 3
SPCM 200Public Speaking X 3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
PSY 210, PSY 252 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   13
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 300Writing Arguments (GT-CO3) X23
PSY 310Basic Counseling Skills X 3
STAT 311Statistics for Behavioral Sciences IX  3
Electives   4
PSY 320 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   13
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
PSY 311ABasic Counseling Skills Laboratory: CACIX  2
PSY 364Infectious Diseases and Substance Use   3
PSY 454Biological Psychology  4B3
PSY 455Biological Psychology Laboratory  4A2
STAT 312Statistics for Behavioral Sciences II   3
CHEM 107, CHEM 108, LIFE 102, PSY 310 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   13
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
PSY 360Psychology of Drug Addiction TreatmentX  3
PSY 362Professional Issues in Addiction TreatmentX  3
 Total Credits   6
Senior
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BMS 300Principles of Human PhysiologyX  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 Laboratory  4A 
Group C:
    
Cognitive Psychology  4B 
Cognitive Psychology Laboratory  4A 
Group D:
    
Cognitive Neuroscience  4B 
Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory  4A 
PSY 410Psychobiology of AddictionsX  3
PSY 488Field Placement   3
Elective   0-1
 Total Credits   15
Semester 9CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 320Chemistry of AddictionsX  3
Select one group from the following:   4-5
Group A:
    
Social PsychologyX 4B 
Social Psychology LaboratoryX 4A 
Group B:
    
Psychological Measurement and TestingX 4B 
Psychological Measurement and Testing LaboratoryX 4A 
Group C:
    
Cognitive PsychologyX 4B 
Cognitive Psychology LaboratoryX 4A 
Group D:
    
Cognitive NeuroscienceX 4B 
Cognitive Neuroscience LaboratoryX 4A 
PSY 401History and Systems of PsychologyX 4C3
PSY 488Field PlacementX  3
ElectiveX  1-2
The benchmark courses for the 9th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study. X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120