2021-2022 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Nov 30, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Addiction Studies, CAS

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Dessa Bergen-Cico, Coordinator Addiction Studies Programs in Public Health
444C White Hall

Program Description

The Addiction Studies Certificate of Advanced Studies is a 12-credit hour graduate program designed to provide students with core knowledge and skills needed for the development and evaluation of programs and policies pertinent to addictive behaviors.  


This CAS is open to all the students who meet the admission requirements or are currently enrolled in an SU graduate program. Admissions requirements for the CAS include a bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA, undergraduate transcripts, one letter of recommendation, a resume, and personal statement.

Eligibility requirement: To be awarded a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS), a student must be matriculated in the certificate program for at least one semester.  Matriculation may not be backdated.

Part-Time Study

Program may be pursued on a part-time basis.

Transfer credit

Transfer credit is not accepted for this program.

Financial Support

Students only enrolled in a CAS program are not eligible for department financial aid.  Additional information regarding loan availability for CAS programs can be found at  https://graduateadmissions.syr.edu/funding/   

Satisfactory Progress

Students must complete each course with a grade of C or better and an overall GPA of 3.00 or better in the certificate.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify the neurobiological effects of psychoactive substances on individuals

2. Understand addictive behaviors in the context of public health and harm reduction

3. Describe how policies, global contexts and culture affect substance use and mental health

Electives - choose two additional courses from the following - 6 credits

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