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2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies, B.S.

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Communications & Literature (36 credits)

History (18 credits)


6 credits Upper Division History courses

Humanities & Social Science (18 credits)

Math and Science (13 Credits) (1000 level or higher)


  • L.S. 4xx - Liberal Studies Capstone 1 credit

Free Electives (13 credits)

Any course 1XX or higher.

Upper Division Electives (21 credits)

Must be upper division course work with a maximum of 6 independent study credits.***


** Students must complete one science elective with Lab as part of General Education requirement.
*** As a General Education Requirement, in addition to the 6 credits of communications courses, all baccalaureate degree-seeking students must successfully complete one designated writing courses (W*) at the 3000 or 4000 level. The 4000 level course must be a capstone course in the student's major. Such courses are indicated in the catalog with a "W" appended to the course number.

Minimum Credits for a B.S. degree in Liberal Studies: 120

Minor and Certificate Programs

Meri L. Shadley, Ph.D., MFT, LADC Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies
UNR - CASAT - Mail Stop 279 800 Haskell St. 1st Floor ~ Reno, NV 89509
775-784-6265 e-mail: mshadley@casat.org Phone: 775.784.6265 ~ Toll Free: 1.866. 617.2816 ~ Fax: 775.784.1840

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. These students will complete all courses with the exception of CAS 464-Internship. The minor will consist of 18 credits for these students. The minor with certificate program will be for students who intend to work as CADC's (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors) or intend become involved in the prevention sciences field. They will complete the same courses as well as a three to six credit internship. Therefore, the certificate program will consist of 21-24 credits for these students.

The curriculum is designed to lead a student from largely didactic and knowledge-based classroom experience to increasing practical application of theory through experiential classroom activities, supervised practice, observation in clinical settings, and practice in clinical settings. The culminating activity, for those students who wish to be CADC's, is the internship, which will occur in accredited alcohol and other drug treatment programs or prevention services agencies.

Applications for the minor are due by April 1 for the fall semester and November 15 for the spring semester. All applications are available through the CASAT office at 800 Haskell or online at http://casat.unr.edu/mwattc/unr.php.

Addiction Treatment Services Certificate (21 credits)

  • All of the courses listed for the minor 18 credits

Plus (For students who wish to become Certified)

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