Nov 30, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Drug Policy and Intervention Certificate


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The Drug Policy and Intervention Certificate is a cross disciplinary program with Criminal Justice, Social Work and Psychology with coursework focusing on the challenges of both micro direct intervention with drug abuse as well as macro policy change to address the opioid crisis. This certificate can be easily added to degrees in any of the three majors.

The Drug Policy and Intervention Certificate is a cross disciplinary program with coursework focusing on the challenges of both micro direct intervention with drug abuse as well as macro policy change to address the opioid crisis. This certificate can be easily added to degrees in any of the three majors or be completed as a stand-alone by non-degree seeking students. This certificate is appropriate for students interested in careers in criminal justice, counselling or human services with a focus on the problems of drugs.

Mission & Outcomes

The Drug Policy and Intervention Certificate is a program of inter-professional education featuring collaboration between the Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Social Work disciplines. By developing proficiency in the following areas, students completing this certificate will be able to professionally and collaboratively assess and implement effective individual conduct, policies and programs necessary to address the  problem of drug abuse at micro, mezzo, and macro levels

  1. Effectively communicate and collaborate as a team with other working professionals
  2. Utilize, within professional practice, an understanding of the relationships between various systems and policies of prevention, intervention, and social control of drug use
  3. Identify the sociological, psychological, and physiological causes of drug use
  4. Recognize and project the impact of social stratification and social change on drug use and drug policy

Requirements

Twenty-four credit hours from criminal justice, psychology and social work courses are required.

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