Community, Family, & Addiction Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Community, Family, & Addiction Sciences
As a national leader in the study of addiction and recovery, Texas Tech University offers an academically advanced Bachelor's Degree in Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences.
Make a difference in the lives of others with a Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences degree.
Our community, family, and addiction sciences degree helps you develop practical skills to make a positive impact on other peoples' lives, while building the foundation for a rewarding career. You will develop a broad perspective preparing you for the professional challenges involved in human services counseling, administration, advocacy, and policy making.
You will learn in a progressive environment with groundbreaking service programs and research initiatives in fields such as social work, addiction counseling, family therapy, and human services.
Texas Tech's Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences bachelor's degree enables you to:
- Gain career experience. The program features an intensive 14-week practicum allowing you to gain first-hand experience in a community agency. Texas Tech has close partnerships with a wide range of agencies, so we can place you in a setting directly matched to your interests and career goals.
- Prepare for a leadership role or advanced degree. You will gain expertise in organizational management, grant writing, program development, and high-level decision making skills. These areas of study further prepare Texas Tech graduates for careers as future agency directors, policy makers, and governmental administrators, as well as for graduate school.
- Get involved in Texas Tech's pioneering programs. You will have opportunities for first-hand participation in substance abuse counseling and family therapy programs on campus. Our College Recovery Community is a nationwide model for the prevention of substance abuse on college campuses.
- Build strong relationships with faculty and classmates. Texas Tech fosters a supportive culture that promotes personal and career development. You will become part of a tight-knit community uniting faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and professionals in community, family, and addiction sciences.
Gain a Broad, Interdisciplinary Perspective on Counseling, Addiction, Family Dynamics, and Human Development
The Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences program includes coursework from a wide variety of departments. You will gain comprehensive knowledge of human growth and organizational management, taking courses in subjects such as:
- Addictive behavior
- Financial counseling
- Program development and evaluation
- Leadership training
- Intimate relationships
You can focus your studies in an area of particular interest to you by choosing from a diverse range of electives including:
- Family therapy
- Substance abuse prevention and treatment
- Eating disorders
- Human sexuality
Career Opportunities and Graduate Study in Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences
The bachelor's degree in Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences provides a strong foundation for students planning to pursue a graduate degree in counseling, marriage and family therapy, or mental health services.
Graduates ready to begin their career are prepared for positions in:
- Human services administration
- Substance abuse prevention and counseling
- Nonprofit leadership and program development
- Case management
- Family therapy
- Community mental health counseling