The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Addiction Studies, Bachelor of Science

This program leads to a profession which requires an occupational license as defined under Texas Occupations Code 58.001. This requires that all applicants seeking to become licensed must undergo a criminal background check prior to licensure.

A Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies degree program within the School of Rehabilitation Services and Counseling has stated a mission of preparing students to become additions counseling specialists. Graduates will enter the field of substance abuse prevention and treatment and assist individuals to overcome their addictions and healthy lives, independent lives.

Core Curriculum – 42 Hours

The Core Curriculum serves as a broad foundation for the undergraduate degree. All candidates for a bachelor’s degree must achieve core student learning outcomes, including communication, critical thinking, empirical and quantitative skills, teamwork, personal responsibility and social responsibility, by completing courses within each category or component area of the Core Curriculum as outlined below.

The University has approved specific courses that satisfy Core Curriculum Requirements. Approved courses can be found on the Core Curriculum Page. Students seeking the most efficient way to complete the core curriculum and major or minor requirements are advised to take approved courses that can fulfill both requirements. Although core curriculum courses can also be used to fulfill major or minor requirements, earned credits hours are only applied once.

Major Requirements – 60 Hours

Required Courses - 54 hours

Addiction Studies Core
REHS 2301Introduction to Rehabilitation

3

REHS 2321Introduction to Addiction Studies

3

REHS 3331Psychology of Disability

3

REHS 3303Case Management I

3

REHS 3340Intermediate Aspects of Addiction Studies

3

REHS 3350Prevention of Addictive Behaviors

3

REHS 3380Current Issues in Addiction Studies

3

REHS 4301Assessment in Human Services

3

REHS 4302Job Placement

3

REHS 4303Case Management II

3

REHS 4320Special Populations in Addiction Studies

3

REHS 4330Practicum I

3

REHS 4340Clinical Issues in Addiction Studies

3

REHS 4345Culture and Family in Addiction Studies

3

REHS 4365Principles of Addiction Counseling

3

REHS 4370Addiction Counseling Skills

3

REHS 4602Practicum II

6

Support Courses - 6 hours

Choose one:

PSYC 3305Applied Behavior Analysis

3

PSYC 3337Developmental Psychology: Lifespan

3

Choose one:

PSYC 4313Abnormal Psychology

3

REHS 4385Psychiatric Rehabilitation & Disability

3

Electives – 18 Hours

Free electives credit hours required may vary to achieve the institutional minimum of 120 hours for a degree.

Total Credit Hours: 42

Total Credit Hours: 120

Major Progression Requirements

Progression requirements required for this program.

Students must maintain a 2.4 GPA for major courses

Students must earn a “C” or better in REHS 3303 to enroll in REHS 4303

Students must earn a “C” or better in REHS 4330 to enroll in REHS 4602

Students must take REHS 4301 as a required prerequisite before taking REHS 4602

Major Graduation Requirements

Specific graduation requirements required for this program beyond university bachelor’s degree requirements. 

GPA of at least 2.4 in all REHS courses.

Earn “pass” grade in REHS 4602 Practicum II.