Admission Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Substance Abuse Counseling

Admission Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Substance Abuse Counseling
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With cutting-edge research and proven practical course content, University of Cincinnati’s online Bachelor’s Degree in Substance Abuse Counseling is designed to help you learn how to become a qualified clinician.

Upon completion of your bachelor’s in substance abuse counseling, you will have met academic requirements for licensure under the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board’s guidelines for Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III (LCDC III). If you reside outside of Ohio, please contact your state board for licensing requirements.

Graduates have gone on to hold such titles as Substance Abuse Counselor, Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Director of Substance Abuse Programming, Addiction Specialist, Corrections Officer, Social Worker and more.


  •   Official high school transcripts with GPA of at least 2.7

Transfer Students:

  • Official high school transcripts with GPA of least 2.7 if the student has not completed at least 24 semester (36 quarter) credit hours of higher education
  • Official transcripts from all institution of higher education with a minimum cumulative GPA 2.0 (all prior institutions combined)


All transcripts must be official and be requested by the student to be sent directly to UC Admissions.

Our Admissions Office is happy to work with you to answer any questions you may have and help determine your eligibility. Contact us today!

If you can’t meet the eligibility criteria, you may be eligible for the Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling. Click here for more information