Alcohol & Drug Studies

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Department Health Science
College Allied Health & Nursing
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Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BS
Program Description The Department of Health Science administers an interdisciplinary Alcohol & Drug Studies program, which prepares students to practice in a variety of professions within the addictions field. Alcohol & Drug Studies graduates are prepared for career opportunities in settings such as treatment centers, detoxification centers, halfway houses, health care facilities, social service agencies, corrections facilities, academic institutions, and others. The program fulfills the academic requirements for pursuing licensure as an alcohol and drug counselor in the state of Minnesota.
Admission Requirements To declare the Major, a student must meet with the Alcohol & Drug Studies Program Coordinator to complete a program permission form. Declared majors must meet with an advisor each semester to receive permission to register for 300- and 400-level classes.
The minimum requirements to be admitted to the Major are:
  • A minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (C)
  • Completion of Health 225: Intro to Alcohol & Drug Studies and any 2 of the Alcohol & Drug Studies required general education courses
Other Requirements All major courses must be taken for grade.
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Dr. Roy Thomas J. Kammer
Coordinator of Alcohol & Drug Studies
Dept. of Health Science
213 Highland Center N
Minnesota State University
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5937 (V)
Toll-free: 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY) 
College Advising Allied Health Advising
Shirley Murray, Student Relations Coordinator
124 Myers Field House

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