Addictions

Addiction can take many forms. Individuals today are coping with addictions to a variety of substances and activities, including alcohol, drugs, gambling, pornography, shopping, and self-injury. Managing addiction involves more than just identifying available treatment options. Uncovering the internal and external behaviors that cause these disorders is critical to helping individuals who suffer from them. Through the Addictions concentration, you can explore current theories about what causes individuals to develop addictive behavior and what can be done to prevent it. You’ll focus on substance abuse education, study prevention and treatment methods, and discover the factors that put some people at a higher risk of addiction.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)
    • Core courses (35 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (35 cr.)
    • Psychology elective courses (20 cr.)
    • Elective courses (45 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

First Term Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HMNT 1001 Course Living and Learning in a Technological World Credits (6 cr.)

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PSYC 1001 Course Introduction to Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2000 Course Psychology Seminar Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2001 Course Cross-Cultural Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2009 Course Theories of Personality Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3002 Course Introduction to Basic Statistics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3003 Course Methods in Psychological Inquiry Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4010 Course Psychology Capstone Credits (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PSYC 2003 Course Human Development: Adulthood Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2005 Course Social Influences on Behavior Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2006 Course Introduction to Addiction Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3011 Course Addictions Assessment Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3012 Course Prevention and Treatment of Addictions Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4002 Course Brain and Behavior Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4003 Course Case Management and Addictions Credits (5 cr.)

Psychology Elective Courses

Choose all four listed below or choose any four 3000-level or 4000-level courses from the other BS in Psychology concentrations.

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PSYC 3005 Course Racial and Ethnic Identities Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3006 Course Psychology of Gender Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3007 Course Influence and Persuasion Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4006 Course Global Perspectives in Psychology Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose nine courses from general education, BS in Psychology, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least four credits must be at the 3000–4000 level. Your elective credits should total 45 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

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