Accelerated B.A. or B.S. Community and Public Health, Addiction Studies Concentration to MHE

Program Admissions Requirements

There are no program admission requirements for the B.A. or B.S in Community and Public Health with a concentration in Addiction Studies.

Accelerated BA/BS to MHE Program

Students accepted into an accelerated undergraduate program may take departmentally approved graduate coursework as part of their undergraduate curriculum.  These credits will count towards both their bachelor's and master's degrees and can fulfill major requirements, upper-division requirements, and/or free electives.  For details on accelerated programs at Idaho State University, please see (Degree Requirements). 

Once accepted into an accelerated degree program, it is strongly recommended for students to stay in close communication with their advisor regarding pursuit of acceptance into the Graduate School and the master's degree program at Idaho State University. Acceptance into an accelerated program during the bachelor's degree program is the first step in the admissions process. A separate application to the Graduate School is necessary for all accelerated programs. For more information regarding application and admission to the Graduate School at Idaho State University, please see the Graduate Admissions section of the graduate catalog (

Community and Public Health, Addiction Studies Concentration Accelerated Criteria

This accelerated program gives outstanding bachelor's degree students in Community and Public Health, Addiction Studies a "fast-track" option to pursue graduate-level coursework towards the Master in Health Education degree during the last two semesters of undergraduate coursework and count up to 12 credits of that coursework towards completion of the bachelor's degree.  For details on application and admission into the Accelerated program, please see (Community and Public Health).

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3- MATH 1153 or MGT 2216 13
Objective 46
Objective 5 - BIOL 1101/BIOL 1101L and NTD 22397
Objective 6 - PSYC 1101 or SOC 1102 plus one more Objective 6 course6
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

"P” courses are equivalent to the original course. 


Community Health Major Core Requirements

MATH 1153Statistical Reasoning3
or MGT 2216 Business Statistics
BIOL 1101
Biology I
and Biology I Lab
NTD 2239Nutrition3
PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology3
or SOC 1102 Social Problems
ENGL 3307Professional and Technical Writing3
CPH 2200Promoting Wellness3
CPH 2221Introduction to Community and Public Health3
CPH 4405/HE 6605Leadership and Policy3
CPH 4406Epidemiology3
CPH 4410/HE 6660Health Behavior Change Theory and Application3
CPH 4415Research Methods in Public Health3
CPH 4420Program Planning3
CPH 4432Community and Public Health3
CPH 4442Environmental Health in Community and Public Health3
The student must present a current first aid and CPR card to her/his advisor.
All CPH courses must be passed with a C grade or higher.
All MHE courses must be passed with a B- grade or higher.
Total Credits43

Addiction Studies Concentration Requirements1 

CPH 4450Introduction to Addictions3
CPH 4451Basic Addiction Treatment Skills3
CPH 4452Harmful and Illicit Substances3
CPH 4453Blood Borne Illness1
CPH 4454Addiction within Family Systems3
CPH 4455Screening and Assessment of Substance Abuse3
CPH 4456Case Management of Substance Abuse3
CPH 4457Ethics for Addiction Counselors3
CPH 4458Group Skills for Addiction Counselors3
CPH 4490Practicum in Community and Public Health4
CPH Electives or Other Approved Electives 28
MHE Courses or Other Approved MHE Elective3
Total Credits40

Addiction/Dependency Counselor Certification:  Any Community and Public Health majors who wish to meet the standards of the ISAS and CADC certification through the Idaho Board of Alcohol and Drug Certification must complete the listed courses in the Addiction Studies Concentration.  Additionally, the IBADCC Board requires a bachelor’s degree for the CADC certification.  Two courses are taught each semester and will be listed in the Class Schedule; contact the Department of Community and Public Health to learn which courses will be scheduled in the future.


Elective courses should be selected according to the student’s interests and career needs, in conjunction with a faculty advisor. The total number of elective credit hours may include any non-required HE course and any other approved elective.

 Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education37
Community Health Major Core Requirements (Required General Education credits removed.)30
Addiction Studies Concentration Requirements40
Upper Division Free Electives0
Free Electives13
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)

Master of Health Education