A bachelor’s degree in Addiction Studies offers an overall understand of substance use, abuse, and dependency. Additionally, discipline-specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes are studied in order to work within the continuum of care. Not only do students learn about client care, but they also explore working with families and coworkers who are dealing with substance abuse issues. In summary, the program goal is to education individuals to assist others toward a healthy life-style.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall employment growth for counselors in this field is expected to be 22% within the next few years. Addiction Studies graduates work in several fields and variety of settings. Graduates can be see working mental health clinics, human resources, social work, education, law enforcement, etc.
Here are some common professional paths for graduates:
Private Practice (with advanced education)
What’s in it for me?
• A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
• 100% fully online classes, accelerated courses, or accommodating class times.
• Credit for college credits previously earned from accredited institutions.
• Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.
Degree Length: 4 Years
University: Northwestern State University
Classroom Format: Online