Program Overview

The online BA in Substance Abuse Counseling degree program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to integrate Christian principles into counseling techniques with individuals, families, groups, and communities. Coursework covers topics in psychopharmacology, ethical and legal issues, theology, abnormal psychology, family dynamics, and more. 

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: Yes

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation

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

    Requirements

    This is a bachelor completion program. A total of 120 credits are required, including transfer credits. 

    Minimum of 50 semester credit hours from an accredited institution of higher learning. Official transcripts. GPA of 2.0 or above (4.0 scale) on all prior work.

    Restrictions

    Students that complete the required 180 hours of chemical dependency education may be eligible to begin the Ohio state licensing processes with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals board for Certified Chemical Dependency Assistance status (internship and exam also required). Those students living outside the state of Ohio will need to check with the appropriate state licensing board for requirements specific to their state of residence.

    School Overview

    Founded in 1948 in Circleville, Ohio, Ohio Christian University began as an educational facility for clergy. And though it still retains this mission along with a statement of the Christian faith, the private, not-for-profit University has expanded its reach offering various degree programs. Ohio Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. 

    Students have the opportunity to earn master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and associate’s degrees. These degrees are available in traditional and online formats. In addition, students may also pursue certificates online. 

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