Bachelor of Arts in Psychology / Substance Use Disorders
Rivier University

Program Details

Rivier University offers an online substance abuse counseling degree, the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Substance Use Disorders track.  This track is designed for those who wish to help improve the quality of life for those suffering from substance use issues.  Courses are based on theory, research, and current perspectives on prevention and treatment.  You will learn to address the challenges associated with substance misuse, addiction, alcoholism, and drug dependence.  Graduates are prepared for careers in:

  • Counseling
  • Recovery Services
  • Advocacy
  • Public Health

While focusing on substance use disorders, this online bachelor’s in psychology also looks at the broader psychology field, helping students fully understand and explore the science of human behavior.  They will develop strong analytical skills, become effective communicators, and learn to solve problems creatively.


  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • A high school diploma or GED

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education