Why study chemical dependency at UND?

A Chemical Dependency minor provides you greater understanding of this complex and vitally important area of health and how to help those in need of guidance and support. Substance abuse counselors:

  • Develop, recommend and review treatment goals and plans with clients and their families;
  • Assist clients in developing skills and behaviors necessary to recover from their addiction; and,
  • Work with clients to identify behaviors or situations that interfere with their recovery.

The Department of Social Work is designated as an Addiction Counselor Training Program by the North Dakota Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners.

Students who complete their major requirements, the Chemical Dependency minor and a practicum through the Addiction Counselor Training Program are eligible to take the exam to become a licensed addiction counselor in North Dakota.

Chemical Dependency Minor at UND

  • Set out on a path to becoming a licensed addiction counselor in North Dakota or Minnesota.

  • Designated as an Addiction Counselor Training Program in the State of North Dakota.

  • Complete the minor with 20 credit hours of coursework (7 required, 13 elective).

Chemical Dependency Courses