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Human Development
Concentration – Addiction Studies


Program Description

St. Louis Christian College has an agreement with Hope International University (HIU) that enables SLCC students to work on an associate degree and simultaneously work on an online bachelor degree from HIU. To enter one of the HIU programs, students need a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

The B.S. in Human Development degree is designed to help provide those desiring careers in psychology, counseling, education, and the human service fields, with the preparation needed to enter into entry level positions or graduate studies in marriage, family, and child counseling, social work, teaching, public administration, psychology, business or law.

Addiction Studies: This concentration introduces students to the dynamics that addiction and addictive behaviors have on both social and human development.  The concentration focuses on physiological, individual and relational aspects of addictive behavior, and treatment modalities available for those struggling with addictive issues.

Career Opportunities

  • Behavioral Health Specialist
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Case Manager
  • Patient Care Specialist

What You Study

  • Childhood Development
  • Adolescent Development
  • Adult Development
  • Risk & Resiliency
  • Social Issues
  • choose three of the following: (1) Substance Abuse, Addiction, and the Family, (2) Group Therapy, (3) Psychopharmacology, (4) Treatment & Recovery of Addiction, and (5) Community Mental Health

Objectives for Graduates

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of individual and family development across the life span in diverse contexts and changing environments. (Knowledge)
  • Be able to analyze processes, policies, and professional, ethical, and culturally sensitive factors that impact the delivery of human services to individuals and families. (Application)
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and apply interdisciplinary research to practice and policy. (Research Skills)
  • Conceptualize and synthesize the personal and professional relevance of a commitment to Christ in human development and spiritual growth. (Integration)

Degrees Offered

If you are considering working towards the Human Development (concentration in Addiction Studies) degree, ask an Admissions team representative for more information.