Texas Tech University

Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences

Undergraduate Minor in Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences

Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences Undergraduate Minor

The CFAS department offers a minor in community, family, and addiction sciences (CFAS) that provides a basic understanding of family systems, addiction, recovery, and human services. It is designed for students who are interested in counseling, human services, or nonprofit administration. Courses for the minor are finalized and approved in conjunction with the student's major and minor advisors. All required and prerequisite courses much be completed with a grade of “C” or better. The minor requires 12 hours of foundational courses and 6 hours of prescribed electives. Electives are select upper-level CARS courses that allow students to customize the minor based on their academic needs and career goals. The minor can also serve as a CFAS concentration for students completing the B.S. in Human Sciences. It is recommended that students complete the required coursework using the following guidelines:

First, complete these courses:

CARS 2301 Introduction to Counseling and Addiction Recovery Sciences
ADRS 2310 Understanding Alcohol, Drugs, and Addictive Behaviors

Second, complete:

ADRS 3325 Family Dynamics of Addiction and Recovery

Next, choose two courses from the following:

ADRS 3329, Addiction, Recovery, and Relationships
CARS 3320, Ethics in Counseling and Addiction Recovery

CARS 3324, Theories of Counseling Recovery
CARS 3325, Interviewing and Relational Counseling Skills
CARS 4330, Professional Skills and Leadership 

Finally, complete:

CARS 4331 Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy

For further information about the CARS minor, contact Dr. Nichole Morelock, Department of Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences, at (806) 834-8661 or Catherine.Morelock@ttu.edu.