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B.S. in Psychology, Addictions Counseling Concentration

The Psychology, Addictions Counseling Concentration at Colorado State University provides students with an undergraduate degree in psychology while completing the required courses for becoming certified addictions counselors (Level 1) in the state of Colorado.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $31,712 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

Besides coursework, students in this Psychology, Addictions Counseling Concentration from Colorado State University are required to complete internship hours at an approved facility.

Students who are interested in the clinical/counseling field of psychology, but do not wish to seek an advanced degree in psychology, may find this an attractive concentration.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the basic theories and principles of behavior.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of psychological principles and concepts across several content areas.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of the scientific methods used in psychological research by engaging in analytical and critical thinking.

Potential Occupations

A B.S. degree in Psychology prepares students for a variety of career opportunities. Because of the strong science orientation, students develop a number of important skills required in a broad range of occupations. Skills such as written and oral communication, cooperation, analytical and critical thinking, and a background in the sciences demonstrate versatility and an ability to pursue a variety of career paths. Participating in paid or volunteer work, internships, research, study abroad and experiential education opportunities are highly recommended to increase students’ employment opportunities.

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Courses Included

  • College Composition
  • Personal Computing
  • Attributes of Living Systems
  • College Algebra in Context
  • Logarithmic and Exponential Functions
  • General Psychology
  • Psychology First-Year Seminar

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