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Bachelor of Science in Psychology: Substance Abuse Counseling


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Bachelor of Science in Psychology: Substance Abuse Counseling

Do you have a strong desire to help those who have been impacted by addiction? That’s what this 100% online program is all about. Our faculty will teach you to recognize the physical and mental effects of substance abuse and how to provide treatment. 

Goals and Course Topics

Averett’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Substance Abuse Counseling provides you with the training needed to launch your career forward. Throughout this program, you will gain a deeper understanding of psychology as a discipline, human behavior, helping relations and best practices to address addiction issues in your career. Through comprehensive coursework and field experience, you will meet the educational requirements to sit for the Substance Abuse Counselor Certification Exam. 

Course Topics

  • Multicultural Issues and Considerations
  • Skills in Addictions
  • Clinical Interviewing

Career Options:

  • Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers
  • Residential Treatment Programs
  • Criminal Justice Systems
  • Out-Reach and Prevention Organizations
  • State and Local Government Facilities

Psychology: Substance Abuse Format

This online program is formatted for intense study and accelerated completion. Allowing a student to take up to 18 credits per semester to complete their degree at an accelerated pace. Small classes allow for productive discussions and personal attention from your instructors.

Classes are asynchronous and internships may be completed within each student’s city. Students will be required to participate in zoom conferences with their university supervisor throughout their field education work.

The program is for those transferring in with some college credits, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0. This is an online degree program so you must have access to an Internet-connected compute

Admissions requirements, transfer credit guidelines and graduate requirements are outlined in our Academic Catalog. An Admissions Counselor will help you order your official transcripts and Averett will pay the associated costs. We will evaluate your transcripts to determine the degree program for which you qualify.


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