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National Louis University: 3+1 Bachelor of Arts in Human Services (Addictions Counseling)

A convenient, affordable and streamlined approach to earn the Bachelor of Arts in Human Services degree.

Who can enroll in the program?

  • Students who have completed an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Addictions Counseling or Human Services Generalist
  • New students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services offered by National Louis University at College of DuPage.
  • Students who graduated from COD's AAS degree in Addictions Counseling or Human Services Generalist and went elsewhere can be considered for admission for this 3+1 program if they complete any necessary prerequisites. A transcript evaluation needs to be completed by both schools.

How does the program work?

  • All classes are held at the College of DuPage Glen Ellyn campus.
  • The 30 National Louis University credit hours are offered at a discounted tuition rate.
  • For students earning an AAS Addictions Counseling or Human Services Generalist, the program consists of 120 credit hours, including 90 credit hours of College of DuPage courses and 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of National Louis University coursework.
  • National Louis University cohort groups begin each fall.

The Advantage

The 3+1 program allows students to complete their AAS degree from College of DuPage. Once completed, our students are then allowed to take additional courses beyond their degree from COD paying our much lower tuition rates. The final year of classes are taught by National Louis University faculty and are offered on College of DuPage's campus at a significantly reduced rate, making the goal of continuing an education a reality for more students. This program exemplifies College of DuPage's mission to make education more affordable for its students while stressing academic quality, first-class faculty and extraordinary learning environments.

  • Degree: AAS degree in Human Services 
  • Area of Concentration: Addictions Counseling
  • Total Credits at College of DuPage: 65

Courses for Years 1 and 2

AAS degree in Human Services – Addictions Counseling: 65 Credit Hours
Courses Credit Hours
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I  3
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Life Science with a lab component  4
Math 1218 or Psych 2280 or another IAI approved Mathematics 3-4
IAI Humanities 3
Psych 1100 (Behavioral Science) 3
HUMAN 1100 Intro to Human Services  4
HUMAN 1113 Interpersonal Dynamics  4
HUMAN 1114 Contemporary Practice Models  3
HUMAN 1121 Cross-Culture Communications  4
 HUMAN 1125 Introduction to Addictions
HUMAN 1126 Psychopharmacology 
HUMAN 2240 Family Education  3
 HUMAN 2212 Group Dynamics 3
 HUMAN 2225 Addictions Counseling I  4
HUMAN 2226 Addictions Counseling II  3
 HUMAN 2279 Ethics in Counseling 3
HUMAN 2280 Addictions Counseling III  3
HUMAN 2223 Field Skills  1
HUMAN 2251 Fieldwork I   4

Year 3 COD Courses

Total Semester Credit Hours: 25
Courses Credit Hours
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II 3
Fine Arts 3
Humanities or Fine Arts 3
Earth Science (no lab needed) 3
Social Sciences (Do not take psychology course) 6
EDUC 1105 Career Development 2
College- Level Electives** 5

 

** Students should work with College of DuPage Human Services Program Advisor to choose electives.

Students using financial aid must complete the associate of AAS degree requirements prior to taking the additional COD coursework.

Students utilizing financial aid must apply and be accepted into National Louis University prior to taking any classes beyond the AAS. It is recommended that students using financial aid should begin applying to National Louis University one semester before completing the AAS and ask for the financial aid consortium agreement. Students also need to apply for graduation from the AAS program at COD. Not doing so will result in not receiving financial aid.

The AAS degree must be completed and conferred in order to validate this agreement. Please refer to the student planning worksheet at www.cod.edu/counseling for COD's AAS degree requirements.

 

Year 4 National Louis University coursework

  • Degree: BA Human Services
Sub-total: 47 Quarter Hours (30 Semester Hours)
Courses Quarter Hours
HSM 292 Human Services Fieldwork II 5
HSM 305 Survey of Populations with Special Needs 5
HSM 305 Survey of Populations with Special Needs 5
HSM 400 Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences 5
HSM 410 Management and Leadership in Human Services Organizations 5
HSM 415 Development, Evaluation, and Intervention within Communities 5
HSM 493 Human Services Fieldwork III 5
CAR 203 You the Professional 2
HRM 420 Performance Analysis and Measurement*
OR 
HSM 430 Professional Communication in Human Services*
5
 PSY 425 Mental Health 5

Total semester hours required to complete the entire program: (90 + 30) =120

*National Louis University offered an accredited Masters of Science in Counseling degree. Advanced standing courses completed with a grade of B or higher may count toward both, baccalaureate and master's degrees.

Students should consult with an advisor or counselor to map their academic plan. Students should also refer to specific program admission requirements as stated in their respective college/university catalogs and departmental web pages

Term-By-Term Plan

  • Degree: AAS degree in Human Services
  • Area of Concentration: Addictions Counseling
  • Total Credits at College of DuPage: 65
Total Hours: 14
1st Semester Courses Credit Hours
HUMAN 1100 Intro to Human Services 4
HUMAN 1125 Introduction to Addictions 3
HUMAN 1113 Interpersonal Dynamics 4
English 1101 English Composition I 3

 

Total Hours: 16
2nd Semester Courses Credit Hours
HUMAN 1114 Contemporary Practice Models 3
HUMAN 1121 Cross-Culture Communications 4
HUMAN 1121 Cross-Culture Communications 3
Speech 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Psych 2280 or Math 1218 or other IAI Math 3

 

Total Hours: 16
3rd Semester Courses Credit Hours
HUMAN 2212 Group Dynamics 3
HUMAN 2240 Family Education 3
HUMAN 2225 Addictions Counseling I 4
HUMAN 2226 Addictions Counseling II 3
Psych 1100 General Psychology 3

 

Total Hours: 18
4th Semester Courses Credit Hours
HUMAN 2279 Ethics in Counseling 3
HUMAN 2280 Addictions Counseling III 3
HUMAN 2223 Field Skills 1
Humanities or Fine Arts 3
Biology 1110 Environmental Biology 4
HUMAN 2251 Fieldwork I 4

 Completion of AAS Degree: 65 credit hours

This is a recommended course sequence for students interested in pursuing the 3+1 Human Services program with College of DuPage and National Louis University. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. It is recommended that students meet with the College of DuPage Human Services Program Advisor every semester.

Students using financial aid must complete the associate of AAS degree requirements prior to taking the additional COD coursework.

Students may elect to lighten their course loads by taking some of their COD courses over the summer term.

Per National Louis University catalog policy, a grade of C or higher is required in all courses.

  • Additional Year College of DuPage (COD) Courses (year 3) = 26 semester credit hours 
  • National Louis University (NLU) Courses (year 4) = 45 quarter Hours 
Total Hours: 12 
5th Semester COD Courses Credit Hours
English 1102 English Composition II  3
Fine Arts Course 3
Social Science (Do not take psychology course) 3
Humanities or Fine Arts 3

 

Total Hours: 14
6th Semester COD Courses Credit Hours
EDUC 1105 Career Development 2
Earth Science (lab not needed) 3
Social Science (Do not take psychology course) 3
College- Level Electives** 6

Completion of Additional Credits at College of DuPage: 26

Per National Louis University catalog policy, a grade of C or higher is required in all courses.

Students utilizing financial aid must apply and be accepted into National Louis University prior to taking any classes beyond the AAS. It is recommended that students using financial aid should begin applying to National Louis University one semester before completing the AAS and ask for the financial aid consortium agreement. Students also need to apply for graduation from the AAS program at COD. Not doing so will result in not receiving financial aid.

** Students should work with College of DuPage Human Services Program Advisor to choose electives

 

Total Hours: 15
NLU Fall Courses Quarter Hours
HSM 305 Survey of Populations with Special Needs 5
PSY 425 Mental Health 5
HSM 306 Legal Issues in Human Services  5

 

Total Hours: 15
NLU Winter Courses Quarter Hours
HSM 415 Community Development, Evaluation, and Intervention 5
HRM 420 Performance Analysis and Measurement*
OR
HSM 430 Professional Communication in Human Services*
5
HSM 292 Human Services Fieldwork II 5

*National Louis University offered an accredited Masters of Science in Counseling degree. Advanced standing courses completed with a grade of B or higher may count toward both, baccalaureate and master's degrees.

 

Total Semester Credit Hours: 17
NLU Spring Courses Quarter Hours
HSM 400 Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences 5
HSM 410 Mgmt & Leadership in Hum Serv Orgs 5
HSM 493 Fieldwork III 5
CAR 203 You the Professional 2

 Completion of BA degree in Human Service

This is a recommended course sequence for students interested in pursuing the 3+1 Human Services program with College of DuPage and National Louis University. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. It is recommended that students meet with the College of DuPage and National Louis University Human Services Program Advisor every semester.

Important Notes

  • *National Louis University offered an accredited Masters of Science in Counseling degree. Advanced standing courses completed with a grade of B or higher may count toward both, baccalaureate and master's degrees.
  • ** Students should work with College of DuPage Human Services Program Advisor to choose electives
  • This is a recommended course sequence for students interested in pursuing the 3+1 Human Services program with College of DuPage and National Louis University. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. It is recommended that students meet with the College of DuPage Human Services Program Advisor every semester.
  • Students using financial aid must complete the associate of AAS degree requirements prior to taking the additional COD coursework.
  • Students utilizing financial aid must apply and be accepted into National Louis University prior to taking any classes beyond the AAS. It is recommended that students using financial aid should begin applying to National Louis University one semester before completing the AAS and ask for the financial aid consortium agreement. Students also need to apply for graduation from the AAS program at COD. Not doing so will result in not receiving financial aid.
  • The AAS degree must be completed and conferred in order to validate this agreement. Please refer to the student planning worksheet at www.cod.edu/counseling for COD's AAS degree requirements.
  • A student must earn a minimum of 120 credit hours to qualify for graduation with a bachelor's degree. At least 45 quarter hours (30 semester hours) of the 120 credit hours for graduation must be completed through National Louis University. Students should follow the degree requirements for the catalog year in which they enter National Louis University. In order to satisfy all General Education and AAS Human Services requirements students may complete more than 120 hours.
  • Student must have 90 credit hours to transfer to NLU and begin courses with NLU.
  • The last 45 quarter hours must be taken at NLU.
  • Per National Louis University catalog policy, a grade of C or higher is required in all courses.

 

Contact Information

Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200, (630) 942-2259

Kelly Lidinsky
Human Services Program Advisor
College of DuPage 
Appointments, call (630) 942-2259
Lidinskyl@cod.edu 

Dawn Barreto-Brown
Outreach Specialist
National Louis University
(847) 947-5033
dbrown71@nl.edu