About this Program

This minor complements many academic programs and majors by providing knowledge and experience in the 12 core competency areas identified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMSHA] as vital to knowledge, skills and attitudes required for professional practice in addiction services. In addition to fulfilling core competency areas required for addiction services, courses in this minor may meet the didactic education requirements for addiction credentialing, such as the Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) credential in Virginia.

Program Highlights

  • Take classes on-campus or online

  • May meet the didactic education requirements for the Virginia Board of Counseling Certified Substance Abuse Counselor


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What are the requirements to apply for Addiction Prevention and Treatment at ODU?
Students entering the Minor program in Addiction Prevention and Treatment should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.

For completion of a minor, an undergraduate student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses specified as a requirement for the minor exclusive of prerequisite courses and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.


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Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

Ways to Save

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