Substance Abuse Counseling (SAC)- minor

In order to meet a critical need in the Milwaukee area, Alverno non-social work majors have the option to minor in substance abuse counseling. Through courses focused on rehabilitation, psychopharmacology and mental health & substance abuse, as well as field education, students will learn how to support individuals, families, groups and the broader society.

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.

Beginning Requirements
SW-200Social Work Programs & Services4
SW-250Human Behavior in Social Environment3
Intermediate Requirements
SW-300Social Work Practice Methods: Individuals3
SW-400Social Work Practice Methods: Groups & Family3
Advanced Requirements
SAC-420Substance Abuse Rehabilitation2
SAC-440Psychopharmacology2
SAC-460Mental Health & Substance Abuse: in Individual, Groups & Families2