Why UM-Flint

HELP THOSE IN NEED

The opioid crisis has increased the demand for substance use treatment and intervention counselors. Program graduates possess the knowledge and skills to help those suffering from addiction and provide substance use treatment in a variety of clinical settings.

ONLINE CURRICULUM

UM-Flint offers Michigan’s only online bachelor of science in substance use treatment and intervention. The degree focuses on techniques needed to provide substance use treatment and prepares students for the Certified Alcohol and Other Drug (CADC) exam to become a substance use counselor in Michigan.

EXPERT U-M FACULTY AND COHORT SUPPORT

You will learn in a small cohort of fellow students, allowing you to develop a strong support network for your personal and professional development. This structure also allows for more one-on-one interaction with expert U-M faculty. The senior-year cohort includes an internship to practice skills in preparation for employment upon graduation.

NOTE: Transferable credits are required to complete this degree program online.

Next steps for freshmen

Next steps for transfer students

Degree Path

Prerequisites

  • SOC 100 - Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • PHL 162 - Introduction to Ethics (3)
  • CRJ 185 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (3)
  • BIO 104 - Introduction to Human Biology (4)
  • EHS 220 - Building a Sustainable Community: Teaching and Social Work (3)

One from:

  • ENG 112 - Critical Writing and Reading (3)
  • EHS 120 - Ecology of Teaching and Social Work (3)

Requirements

A. Pre-Professional (21 credits)
  • SWR 100 - Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work (3)
  • SAT 202 - Problems of Substance Abuse (3)
  • SAT 203 - Ethics, Legal and Consumer Rights (3)
  • SAT 220 - Screening, Assessment and Referral (3)
  • SWR 250 - Social Justice and Diversity (3)
  • SWR 270 - Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis (4)
  • PHS 210 - Public Health and the Engaged Citizen (3)
B. Field of Practice and Complementary Studies (24 credits)
  • SAT 320 - Substance Abuse Theory, Treatment and Special Populations (3)
  • SAT 330 - Substance Abuse Treatment and the Dual Disorder Community (3)
  • SAT 340 - Intervention Strategies and Methods in Substance Abuse (3)
  • SAT 335 - Motivation for Change (3)
  • CRJ 300 - Gender, Crime and Justice (3)

The remaining credits in complementary studies, selected with a social work departmental advisor, from:

  • CDR 330 - Crisis Intervention (3)
  • HCR 362 - Cultural Competence in Health Care (3)
  • PHL 167 - Race, Gender and Sexuality (3)

or

  • WGS 167 - Race, Gender and Sexuality (3)
  • SAT 345 - Social Prevention of Substance Abuse (3)
  • SAT 430 - Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (3)
  • SOC 220 - Social Psychology (3)
  • SOC 270 - Race and Ethnic Relations (3)
  • SOC 384 - Criminology (3)
  • SWR 304 - The Urban Context (3)
  • SWR 320 - Death, Dying and Bereavement (3)
C. Professional Block (36)
  • SAT 305 - Child and Family Intervention (3)
  • SAT 306 - Community Intervention (3)
  • SAT 350 - Substance Use Treatment for the Individual (3)
  • SAT 355 - Substance Use Treatment and Interventions in Group Settings (3)
  • SAT 360 - Integrated Field Seminar (3)
  • SAT 450 - Case Management in Human Services l (3)
  • SAT 451 - Case Management in Human Services ll (3)
  • SAT 460 - Field Placement l (6)
  • SAT 461 - Field Placement ll (6)
  • SAT 490 - Integrative Seminar in Substance Use Treatment and Intervention (3)
D. Additional Requirements
  • Grades of C (2.0) or better in all prerequisites, Substance use and complementary studies courses
  • Overall UM-Flint and SUTI GPAs of 2.4 or higher
  • All UM-Flint graduation requirements, including the School of Education and Human Services General Education requirements
  • Admission and Progression in the Program
  • Students must declare substance use treatment  and intervention (SUTI) as a major to be admitted into the Bachelor of Science in SUTI program and be assigned a SUTI academic advisor upon completition of 54 credits. Advising before completition of 54 credits occurs in the Student Sucess Center.
  • Student violation of the MCBAP Code of Ethics is basis for dismissal from the program.
  • Grades of C (2.0) or better in all prerequisites, SAT and complementary studies courses and overall UM-Flint and SAT GPAs of 2.4 or higher must be maintained to progress towards the SUTI degree.

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