Substance Abuse Counseling (Minor)

Degree Type
Area of Interest
Health and Human Services
Degree Level
College of Engineering, Letters, and Sciences

The Substance Abuse Counseling minor at Viterbo University develops the knowledge, skills, and at­titudes needed to identify and treat substance abuse issues including utilizing resources and referrals, as well as delivering effective intervention and treatment services. This program uses evidence-based training practices incor­porating digital video technology to provide students with immediate feedback on skill development. This minor is a good choice for interested students pursuing careers in psychology, nursing, social work, criminal justice, clergy, health care, or education. Per Wisconsin state regulations, students who wish to obtain a Wisconsin state Substance Abuse Counselor certification must complete both 360 hours of classroom education and 4,000 hours of patient counseling experience. The requirements of the Substance Abuse Counseling minor meet the 360 hours of classroom education requirement.




Students majoring in psychology must complete one additional course from ADCT 440, 445, CRMJ 150, 351, PSYC 261, 342, 351, 365, 421, 422, 424, SOCL 150, 351, SOWK 332, 333, 334. This course may not be used as requirements for the psychology major.