Dr. Richard Hazler
331 Cedar Building
University Park, PA 16802
The postbaccalaureate certificate in Addiction Studies has emerged in response to the growing need among counselors, educators, nurses, clergy, other helping professionals, and individuals working directly in chemical dependency treatment and prevention settings. It is designed to enhance an individual's understanding of clients or students who are experiencing addiction, who may be at risk to experience addiction, or who are affected by somebody else's addiction. Students may opt for either the treatment track or the prevention track. All students must take four 3-credit core courses (12 credits total), as well as one additional 3-credit course for the Prevention track or two additional 3-credit courses for the Treatment track.
All applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution whose credit conditions are substantially equivalent to Penn State. Students whose baccalaureate degree is not in a field substantially similar to counseling (e.g., psychology, rehabilitation services, human services, human development and family studies) and/or without substantive work experience in either the addictions field or the field of counseling must take CN ED 403 as a prerequisite prior to being admitted to the certificate program.
Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 599 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.
Effective Date: Summer Session 2009
Expiration Date: Spring Semester 2014
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2009
Blue Sheet Item #: 39-01-131
Review Date: 08/24/2010