Bachelor of Science in Substance Abuse Counseling
Union College

Program Details

The Bachelor of Science in Substance Abuse Counseling degree online from Union College prepares students for successful careers as substance abuse counselors.  This flexible, convenient program is available completely online with professional advisors and faculty.  The curriculum features a liberal arts foundation along with courses in substance abuse.  Additional courses are electives in other areas of psychology.  You will learn about the primary functions of substance abuse counselors, including screening, assessment, treatment planning, case management, crisis intervention, client education, and consultation with other professionals. 

Students also complete courses that cover such topics as:

  • Chemical Dependency
  • Ethical Issues
  • Psychology of Addiction
  • Recovery and Relapse
  • Cross Cultural Psychology


  • Official transcripts 
  • Documentation of high school graduation or GED

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges