Addiction Studies

B.A. Psychology/B.S. Addiction Studies

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts Psychology/Bachelor of Science with a Major in Addiction Studies is a 141 credit hour degree program in which students spend 3 years (96 credit hours) studying at Briercrest and 2 years (54 credit hours) at Minot State University. Toward the completion of the student’s third year of full-time study at Briercrest, the student must apply for admission to the College of Education and Health Sciences at Minot State University.


Credit Hours: 141
Coordinator: Charles Hackney

Charles Hackney, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Ellery Pullman, PhD
Professor of Psychology and Educational Leadership
    Requirements  Program Sheet


Section A: Modified Core Courses (45 credit hours)
BIOL 115 Human Structure and Function (3) – required for major
BLST 111 Introduction to the Old Testament (3)
BLST 109 Introduction to the New Testament (3)
BLST 200+ elective, CM 101 Foundations of Church Ministry, or THEO 200+ elective (3)
BLST 300+ elective (3)
ENG 100 Literature and Composition I (3)
ENG 101 Literature and Composition II (3)
Fine Arts, Human Movement and Communication, or the Global Community Elective (3)
HIS 237 History of Christianity I (3)
HIS 238 History of Christianity II (3)
IDST 200 Int. Studies: Modernity and Postmodernity (3) or IDST 300 Christianity and the Natural Sciences (3)
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy II (3)
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology I (3) – required for major
THEO 112 Introduction to Spiritual Theology (3)
THEO 115 Introduction to Christian Theology (3)

Section B: Psychology Specific Courses (33 credit hours)
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology I (3) – fulfilled in Modified Core
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology II (3)
PSY 280 Human Development: A Lifespan Perspective
PSY 301 Research Methods in the Social Sciences (3)
PSY 330 Theories of Personality (3)
PSY 350 Cognitive Psychology (3)
PSY 351 Psychology of Counselling (3)
PSY 381 Psychology of Human Development: Children (3)
PSY 382 Psychology of Human Development: Adolescents (3)
PSY 383 Psychology of Human Development: Adults (3)
PSY 415 Abnormal Psychology (3)

Section C: Cognate Requirements (3 credit hours)
BIOL 115 Human Structure and Function (3) – fulfilled in Modified Core

Section D: MSU General Education and Support Courses (18 credit hours)
ANTH 200 Cultural Anthropology (3) or NTST 110 Introduction to Native Studies (3)
COMM 104 Public Speaking (3)
HIS 210 American History to 1865 (3) or HIS 211 American History since 1865 (3)
KIN 262 Physical Activity and Wellness (3)
MATH 101 Introduction to Finite Mathematics (3)
One of:
   ECON 100 Microeconomics (3)
   ECON 101 Microeconomics (3)
   SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology I (3)

Electives (6 credit hours)

PRT 400 Senior Portfolio (non-credit)
SL 1-4 Service and Experiential Learning (non-credit)

MSU (45 credit hours): Application to the College of Education and Health Sciences will take place in the student’s final year at BCS.

I met a lot of professors who truly cared about their students. They taught us with great dignity and respect. I appreciate all of the faculty members that I took classes with. I will continue to keep in touch with some of the ones I connected with.
From the National Survey of Student Engagement 2015