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Addiction Studies Minor - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: , CIP: 42.0101 Psychology, General)

Department of Psychology

283 Park Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4110

Jennifer P. Read

Alexis Thompson
Director, Addiction Studies Minor

Micheal L. Dent
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Christa M. Greenberg
Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies / Senior Academic Advisor

Wendy J. Quinton
Director, Psychology Honors Program

Associated Subjects

Completing the Addiction Studies Minor Program

Academic Requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 2.000 in addictions studies minor courses is required for good standing in the minor and for graduation.
  • Students whose GPA in Addiction Studies minor courses falls below 2.000 during any semester are automatically placed on probation.
  • Students whose GPA remains below 2.000 in consecutive semesters are dismissed from the minor.

Academic Advice

Students intending to pursue a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) certification are strongly advised to also take:

CEP 404 Intro to Rehabilitation of Substance Abuse and Addiction
PSY 402 Psychopharmacology
PSY 451 Drug Addiction

Transfer Credit Policy

  • Transfer students who bring coursework to UB must meet the same acceptance criteria as students who start at UB.
  • Students may transfer coursework required for admission into the minor, as well as additional coursework.
  • Access previous articulated coursework from many schools at UB Taurus.
  • SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY schools simple and efficient for SUNY students.  SUNY has defined course that students can take before transferring which will apply tot he minor at UB and ensure timely graduation.  Information about the Transfer Path for this minor can be found on the SUNY website.
  • Students should contact their academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting UB Curriculum, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Residency Requirement

A minimum of 3 upper-level (300- or 400-level) addiction studies minor courses must be taken at UB.

Prerequisite Courses

PSY 121 Introduction to Substance Use and Abuse
HIS 240 Alcohol and Other Drugs in American History

Required Courses

Four additional courses (12 credits) from the following list;  **courses offer a research experience:

For courses in the required list, students will need to have completed any course-specific prerequisites or gain permission of the instructor based on previously completed coursework.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Addiction Studies Minor
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate 18

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Jun 29, 2022 13:26:10