Jul 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Addictions Counseling, B.S.

Addictions Counseling, B.S. Degree Map  

The Bachelor of Science in Addictions Counseling is a 120-semester hour degree program that provides the student with a comprehensive understanding of addiction and its effects, along with counseling techniques and methods to prevent relapse. Successful completion of the addictions counseling degree ensures the student has completed the coursework required to graduate and apply for licensure with the Texas State Department of Health Services to become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor.

University Core Requirements (42 hours):

Communication (6 hours)

Mathematics (3 hours)

Choose ONE course from the UHCL core approved list .

Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours)

Choose TWO courses from the UHCL core approved list .

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)

Choose ONE course from the UHCL core approved list .

Creative Arts (3 hours)

Choose ONE course from the UHCL core approved list .

American History (6 hours)

Government/Political Science (6 hours)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)

Component Area Option (6 hours)

Two 1- hour Life and Physical Science Labs

Major Requirements (78 hours):

Choose ONE of the following

General Degree Requirements

  • Students must complete at least 120 semester credit hours. A minimum of 45 hours of the 120 semester hours must be advanced (3000-4000 level) coursework according to the requirements of the respective major.
  • Students must complete the University Core Curriculum requirements (refer to Core Curriculum Requirements in the UHCL Catalog).
  • Students must fulfill the statutory requirements of the Texas State Education Code, including the following:
    • Six hours of U.S. history (three hours may be Texas History).
    • Six hours of Constitutions of the United States and Texas.
  • Students must demonstrate writing proficiency by completing nine hours of lower-level (1000-2000 level) and upper-level (3000-4000 level) English composition course credit with a minimum grade of “C-” or better. Some majors may require higher grades in English composition.
  • Students must complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for the degree (i.e., 30 semester credit hours for a 120 credit hour program) through instruction offered by UHCL to fulfill the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) residency requirements.
  • Students must complete the final 30 semester hours of 3000 and 4000 level course work in residence at UHCL.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 12 semester credit hours of upper-level (3000-4000 level) coursework in the major in residence at UHCL.
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.000 on course work completed at UHCL with grades of “C” or better on at least 30 hours of resident upper-level work. Grades of “C-” or below cannot be applied toward the 30 hours of resident upper-level work