Goals of the minor in Addiction Studies include:
- Prepare bachelors level addiction professionals for employment in substance use disorder treatment settings and provide partial preparation toward state certification.
- Train allied health professionals in addiction for integration into their occupational settings.
- Offer preliminary/preparatory studies for undergraduate students planning to pursue graduate studies in counseling, social work, public health, etc.
- Provide continuing education options, via curriculum courses, for WVU students currently practicing in addiction who are seeking formal training in support of clinical practice and/or state certification.