Alcohol and Drug Studies

at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Program Details

  • Award: Bachelor of Science
  • Credits: 120
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling. A program that prepares individuals to help prevent substance abuse, counsel individuals and families with drug and alcohol problems, and perform intervention and therapeutic services for persons suffering from addiction. Includes instruction in individual and group counseling skills, psychology of addiction, sociology, crisis intervention, substance abuse identification methodologies, substance abuse treatment modalities, substance abuse prevention and treatment resources, pharmacology and behavioral aspects of abused substances, treatment evaluation, patient observation and education, group dynamics, professional standards and ethics, and applicable law and regulations.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato 56002

Labor Market Information

  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Median wage:$21.54/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Median wage:$23.37/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
  • Median wage:$22.04/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Rehabilitation Counselors
  • Median wage:$15.24/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato
122 Taylor Center Mankato, MN 56001 Toll-Free: (800) 722-0544 Local: (507) 389-1822 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Email: admissions@mnsu.edu