Substance Abuse & Addiction Certificate

Substance Abuse & Addiction

Specialization/Certificates are earned when a HSML major or UNT Dallas student completes a minimum of 12 hours of advanced-level course work in one of the approved human services specialization or certificate programs. The student develops advanced knowledge and skills by completing the required coursework.

The Substance Abuse & Addiction certificate helps students understand the nature and impact of substance abuse and will provide the academic preparation needed for licensure as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC).

For more information please review the Catalog page or contact Dr. Shelia Lumar at

Core Curriculum

  • HSML 4100  Chemical Addictions
  • HSML 4120  Theoretical Approaches to Addiction Treatment
  • HSML 4650   Assessment of Behavioral and Chemical Addictions
  • HSML 4660   Intervention Strategies for Behavioral And Chemical Addictions

New students  can select HSML on their admission application, however non-HSML majors can select Substance Abuse & Addiction as a specialization certificate in their respective major. Current students who are passionate about serving populations living with mental health and substance use should change their major to HSML. To change your major, you may contact your academic advisor.