Addictions

Many people today suffer from addictions to a variety of activities and substances and seek treatment from qualified professionals to manage their addictions. Qualified professionals who understand addictive behaviors—such as alcoholism or drug abuse, gambling or shopping to excess, or viewing pornography—are needed to help these individuals explore their behaviors, both external and internal and uncover the causes for these disorders.

Walden’s Addictions concentration will help you discover not only the underlying causes of such addictive behavior but also prevention methods. This concentration will also teach you about substance abuse and treatment and what makes certain individuals “high-risk” for developing addictive habits. If you are interested in gaining addiction counselor certification, this concentration may help you earn some of the hours needed toward that goal.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Core courses (45 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (35 cr.)
    • Elective courses (50 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 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.

*Click here for required general education courses by program.

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 HUMN 1020 Course The Humanitarian Professional in a Changing World Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDUC 1006 Course Child, Family, and Community Relationships Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code IDST 2050 Course Interdisciplinary Experience: Sustaining Quality of Life in the City Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 3010 Course Crisis and Intervention Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 4008 Course Intergroup Conflict and Peace Building Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 4402 Course Planning and Budgeting Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 4001 Course Case Management for Persons in Need Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 4002 Course Effective Human Services Interviewing Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 4003 Course Measuring Effectiveness of Human Services Delivery Credits (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HUMN 2003 Course Human Development: Adulthood Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 2005 Course Social Influences on Behavior Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 2006 Course Introduction to Addiction Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 3011 Course Addictions Assessment Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 3012 Course Prevention and Treatment of Addiction Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 4004 Course Brain and Behavior Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 4005 Course Case Management and Addictions Credits (5 cr.)

Capstone Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HUMN 4920 Course Capstone Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose 10 courses from either general education or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least 15 elective credits must be at the 3000–4000 level. Your elective credits should total 50 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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