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Bachelor of Science in Addiction Counseling

Grand Canyon University Online



The online Bachelor of Science in Addiction Counseling degree program from Grand Canyon University is an ideal option for any individuals who is looking to gain the broad knowledge and diverse skills that are needed for becoming a qualified practitioner in the field of addiction counseling and substance abuse treatment.

During the course of this online addiction counseling degree program, students will partake in a curriculum that has been specifically created to provide students with knowledge of the field through focusing on the development of counseling skills specific to the needs of chemically dependent clientele as identified by appropriate agencies.

Topics covered in this online, include:

  • Foundations of Drug Abuse and Human Behavior
  • Foundation of Alcohol Abuse and Human Behavior
  • Pharmacology
  • Co-Occurring Disorders, Mental Illness and Substance Abuse
  • Group Therapy for Addicted Populations
  • Counseling Multicultural and Diverse Populations

Students/applicants are responsible for contacting their state counseling certification agency for certification requirements and program approval. Check the University Catalog for requirements for Institutional Recommendation.

Applicants must have some college credits and be the minimum of 21 years old.

Accreditation Information

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

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