Arlington, Texas - The University of Texas at Arlington is creating a new degree program to address several needs surrounding treating substance use across the state.
For the 2021-2022 school year, the university is launching a Bachelor of Science in Substance Use and Treatment, the first degree program of its kind in the state.
According to FW Star-Telegram, a 2015 report by Challenge of Tarrant County estimated that 134,000 people are in need of behavioral health care services for substance use disorders in the community. Only one in 10 reportedly receive help.
The degree program will be offered in-person and online. Students will have over 400 hours of internship experience of working in a community agency by the time they graduate.