Sep 21, 2021  
2019-2020 Edgewood College Catalog 
2019-2020 Edgewood College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, Substance Abuse Counseling Concentration, BS

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The psychology major seeks to assist students in developing a critical knowledge of psychology as a science and as a means to promote human welfare. These goals reflect the College’s mission and identity statements, which promote educating students for meaningful professional lives of service and a lifelong search for truth.

The Substance Abuse Counseling Concentration is designed to educate students in the assessment, treatment and prevention of substance abuse problems utilizing the Biopsychosocial Model of Addiction.


This concentration earns 61 credits if all courses for the concentration are taken at Edgewood College. PSY 285 , PSY 385  and PSY 485  (Topics in Psychology) may fulfill a requirement for one of the areas above if the topic falls within the subject matter for that area. This will be determined and announced by the Psychology Department. The curriculum and internship program in this major meet the state requirement for Alcohol and Drug (AODA) certification.

For admission to the Psychology major, students must have at least a C in each of the following two courses: PSY 101 , BIO 151  (or equivalents). A student may only declare the psychology major after completion of the above two courses. For graduation, students must have a 2.5 average in all psychology major requirements. A course in which a student receives a grade below a “CD” will not be counted toward the major or minor.  If a student repeats a course, the better grade will be counted toward the GPA for purposes of admission to the major, graduation and inclusion in the minor. Transfer course grades will be counted toward the GPA for purposes of admission to the major.

Major Requirements

One general Biology course:

Required Courses

Additional Requirements

At least one course from each of the following areas:

Human Development

Foundations of Psychology

Topics in Culture, Gender and Relationships

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