Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

Learn more about how to afford a degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

How long does it take?

This program can be completed as part of any major at the University of Nevada, Reno.

How do I apply?

Open to all undergraduate students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Learn how to apply to the minor.

What will I learn in the addiction treatment minor?

The minor, available to all students, is particularly designed for those who are majoring in a health or social service field and are interested in the addiction treatment field as a supplement to their major.

The minor program begins with foundational coursework in substance abuse, including understanding signs and symptoms of addiction and learning about the impact of addiction on individual and social health.

Later in the program, students learn how to apply that knowledge in clinical and treatment situations through classroom exercises and supervised clinical observations. The culminating activity, for students who wish to work as CADC’s (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors), is the internship, which will occur in an accredited alcohol or other drug treatment program or prevention services agency.

The minor in addiction treatment is offered through CASAT, the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies. CASAT provides educational programs, professional training and research programs that improve prevention, treatment, and recovery services for individuals with addictive behaviors.

Careers with a minor in addiction treatment

You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

76% of students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive some kind of aid. We offer need-based and merit-based forms of financial aid to help you afford college.

54% of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

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At the University of Nevada, Reno Honors College, our students maximize their unique gifts and passions through a series of personalized experiences that deepen their capacity for transformative societal impact.

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