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Substance Use Disorder Counseling, Certificate of Proficiency

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Requirements

The UVU Behavioral Science Department offers classes that fulfill the social science distribution requirements for graduation, the Behavioral Science pre-major for the associate degree, the Behavioral Science major for the bachelor degree (with an emphasis in Anthropology, Family Studies, Psychology, or Sociology, a Bachelor of Social Work, and a Certificate of Proficiency in Substance Use Disorder Counseling (SUDC).

Total Program Credits: 26

Matriculation Requirements:   12 Credits

Students must apply and be admitted to the UVU SUDC program. The following four courses must be completed with a C- grade or higher prior to starting the SUDC program. For additional admission information for this program please visit www.uvu.edu/besc/sudc.html.

  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
  PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
  PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span 3
  PSY 2300 Abnormal Psychology 3
Discipline Core Requirements:   14 Credits
  SUDC 4710 Introduction to Professional Development 2
  SUDC 4300 Introduction to Substance Use Disorder Counseling 3
  SUDC 3470 Dynamics of Addiction 3
  SUDC 3430 Psychopharmacology for the Substance Use Disorder Counseling Field 3
  SUDC 481R Internship (1-8) 3

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 26 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. All courses must be passed with a C- grade or higher in order for students to receive their certificate of completion from this program.
  3. Upon completion of the UVU SUDC Certificate of Proficiency program, students will work with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) in regards to meeting additional licensing requirements and obtaining their SUDC or ASUDC license(s).
  4. Residency hours -- Minimum of 6 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

 

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span 3
PSY 2300 Abnormal Psychology 3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
SUDC 4710 Introduction to Professional Development 2
SUDC 4300 Introduction to Substance Use Disorder Counseling 3
SUDC 3470 Dynamics of Addiction 3
  Semester total: 8
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
SUDC 3430 Psychopharmacology for the SUDC Field 3
SUDC 481R Internship (200 clock hours) 3
  Semester total: 6
  Degree total: 26

Department

Behavioral Science

The Behavioral Science department is in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. To find the most up-to-date information from the Behavioral Science department, visit their website.

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