Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT)
800 Haskell Street
A minor in addiction treatment services are available through the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT). All students are introduced to the field of addiction services via the overview courses of CAS 154 and CAS 255 . At that point, students apply for and designate which minor they are pursuing-- Addiction Treatment Services or Substance Abuse Prevention Services. The treatment minor is especially suited to students majoring in psychology, social work, criminal justice, sociology, and nursing, while the prevention minor is particularly suited to students majoring in human development and family studies, education, psychology, and sociology. There is also an undergraduate treatment services certificate available for students who already have a bachelor's degree or do not wish to pursue a degree but seek addiction information for their chosen careers.
Formal acceptance into a minor or certificate program is required in order for students to take coursework at the 300 or 400 level. Most of the courses for these minors are available online, as well as in class. Students are encouraged to take upper-division courses face-to-face or speak to a departmental advisor. To view information about this program online, visit: http://casat.unr.edu and select "Academic Programs".
An additional application process is required for acceptance into the practicum, CAS 464 . Applications 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 by calling the department.