At a Glance
- Students are eligible to earn their education and training hours towards their New York State credential for alcohol and substance abuse counseling trainee (CASAC T).
- Internship placements include recovery and rehabilitation centers for addictions.
- Students can choose psychology, sociology, disability services or other minors to complement their major.
Our Human Services program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. As a student in our program, you have access to many opportunities for assisting children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings such as alcohol and substance abuse, mental health services, foster care, social services, disabilities, elder and health care.
To reflect the diverse nature of the field of human services, our program offers a choice of four concentrations so you can design your academic experience to fit your career goals.
The Substance Use Disorder concentration of the Human Services program provides students with an overview of counseling and support services for this population. Leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, the program's curriculum addresses the history of human services related to alcohol and substance abuse treatment, a counselor's role, past and current theoretical approaches, and the rehabilitation trends in the field.
Upon successful completion of this degree, you will fulfill the education and training requirements (350 hours) for future certification as a New York State Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee (CASAC-T). For more information about the CASAC program, visit the OASAS website.