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Bachelor of Science in Counseling / Addiction, Chemical Dependency & Substance Abuse

Program Details

The Bachelor of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency, and Substance Abuse is designed to train practitioners in the field of addiction counseling, chemical dependency, and substance abuse treatment. The coursework focuses on the nature of psychopathological conditions and their impact on the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual nature of the human being.

Core courses include study of the psychopathological behavior’s impact on the individual, family, and society; screening and assessment methods at the beginning of treatment; and case management during the treatment phases. Counseling skills courses and a fieldwork/practicum course complete the focused coursework list.

Completion of this program may qualify graduates to meet the standards for state, national, and international certification for professional prevention specialists and treatment counselors/providers. Participants should contact the appropriate certifying body to ensure that courses meet certification requirements.


Official transcripts. High school graduate with unweighted GPA of 3.0 or above; or high school graduate with qualifying entrance exam (ACT: 19, SAT: 920 of 1600 or 1380 of 2400); or GED equivalent.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


Not approved in the following states:  AK, AR, CA, CT, DE, GA, IL, IN, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NE, NH, OH, OK, TN, TX, UT, VA, WY.