UC Online’s Bachelor of Science in Substance Abuse Counseling program prepares graduates for rewarding careers helping those who are struggling with drug and alcohol addictions. Put your passion for helping others to work and learn how to treat one of America’s most harmful disorders. With Summer, Fall and Spring start dates available, it’s easy to begin earning your degree right away.
A substance abuse counselor works to help people struggling with drug and alcohol addictions learn how to modify their behavior with the goal of full recovery. In some cases the job involves working with individuals in a crisis situation; in others, clients may meet with you regularly throughout their recovery.
The bachelor’s degree in substance abuse counseling program is offered completely online. You can achieve your dream helping those suffering from substance abuse while still balancing demands at home and at work. Some students complete the degree in as little as two years and other students pace themselves for a four-year time frame. The program is also transfer-friendly, which means you may be able to transfer credits from previous coursework.
Benefits of This Degree
All courses are designed to give you the tools needed to meet the demands of today’s workforce.
Yes. The vast majority of our students work throughout their time in their academic program. It is important to assess course load and financial aid to understand how to balance school and working.
If possible, students may cut down on their work hours during a clinical portion of a program.
Classes are asynchronous. You can log on anytime 24/7 to complete your coursework. Some, but not all tests are proctored using Examity proctoring software.
Most of our programs do not require onsite visits, but there are a couple of exceptions.
If you are interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Midwifery, you will have two skills intensives that take place on campus. The Post-Master’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program has one onsite visit that occurs during the first semester.
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
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Programs can be completed full-time or part-time. Many programs are set up to be part-time, with most containing fewer than 10 credit hours in any given semester. We know you have a lot going on, so want to make sure that school can fit into your schedule. Note: There are some exceptions.
The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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