UAPB to offer new online courses

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The Master of Science Degree in Addiction Studies Program and the Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education (GSCE) at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will offer two new Graduate level online courses beginning the Spring 2013 semester. The courses are:

Pharmacology of Addictions (GASP 5348), a three hour semester course that will focus on the pharmacological effects on human physiology, including chemical effects in the brain and in the central nervous system. The material covered in this course will include several classifications of drugs including stimulants, narcotics, hallucinogens, marijuana, and alcohol, inhalants, sedatives, steroids, caffeine, and nicotine, and drug action on biological systems; and

Human Development and Addictions (GASP 5351), a three hour semester course that will focus on human development across the lifespan and addiction treatment from a strengths perspective. It will provide an understanding of human development at eleven distinct developmental stages and how to use an individual’s personal, familial, and societal strengths to overcome addictions. All material covered in this course will relate to the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP, 2009).

Interested applicants must have a four (4) year baccalaureate degree and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher. Access to a computer that is compatible with the Blackboard Learning System is also required. The link can be accessed via UAPB’s website (

Registration for the courses begins January 3, 2013. For more information or to apply: Call Mrs. Bonita Corbin or Mrs. Sheila Bryan at 870-575-8317 or 870-575-7073.


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