Addiction Studies

VIU International, Canada

addiction-studies

Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 13,572

Course Accredited By

NA

  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Certificate
This certificate gives students the opportunity to take a collection of courses (by their own design) that specialize in the area of addictions. Students must satisfy the Degree English Requirement, and complete 6 credits of required courses in psychology and one required second year methods course. A senior course in theories of addiction is also required but offered across a number of departments. These courses were selected/created to give students an appreciation for research, a strong background in pharmacology and addiction. The remaining courses can be chosen from a variety of disciplines that deal either directly or indirectly addictions.
Courses have been selected from 8 different departments. However, there are no guaranteed seats for students registered for this credential. Each department has its own rules for reserved seating and cross-department enrolment policies. Students attempting to register in classes across this credential are encouraged to contact individual instructors or program advisors and enquire about enrolment possibilities.

Success in this program is in the hands of each student: the more you focus on addictions in each of the courses the more knowledge you will accumulate on this complex and difficult topic. A student’s primary degree will in part define where each student will focus. Students graduating with a degree and this credential should be better prepared to understand the interaction between their area of interest and addictions.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022
General admission requirements apply.

Required Courses

University Degree English Requirement

2nd Year Methods Course* (3 credits)

– Introduction to Biopsychology (3 credits)
– Drugs and Behaviour (3 credits)

Optional Courses - twelve to fifteen credits from the following options:

Psychology

– Health Psychology
– Learning**
– Community Psychology
– Forensic Psychology
– Abnormal Psychology**
– Fundamentals of Clinical Psychology** 
- Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence
- Clinical Neuropharmacology
– Clinical/Counseling Techniques**
- Field Placement in Psychology***

Sociology

- Social Inequality
- Social Control and Resistance
- Field Study in Sociology***
- Sociology of Health and Illness

Criminology

Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
Aboriginal Issues in the Canadian Criminal Justice System
Deviance, Crime and Social Control
Intro to Policing
Youth in Conflict with the Law
Corrections
Alternative Conflict Resolution
Alternate Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Skills
Applied Research/Field Placement

First Nation Studies

Exploring Indigenous Identities
Internship***
Health and Human Development/Social Work
Social Work Practice in Mental Health and Addictions
Internship***
Internship***

Anthropology

Medical Anthropology
The Anthropology of Homelessness
Internship***

Philosophy

Existentialism I
Political Science/Global Studies
Law and Politics in Canada
Canadian Politics and Government
Comparative Public Policy
 

Fees for One Year Amount Tuition (30 credits x $156.80 per credit) 4,704.00 

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 188.16 

Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.93 per credit) 207.90 

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month) 167.20 

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year) 275.00 

Total 5,542.26

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