Admissions Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Substance Abuse Counseling

November 15, 2021
January 10, 2022
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With cutting-edge research and proven practical course content, UC Online’s 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 II and III (LCDC II and 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 ACT or SAT test scores (sent directly from the testing agency)
  • ACT 21 or SAT 1060
  • Official high school transcripts with GPA 2.7 (must be requested by the student)

Transfer Students:

Students who were not admissible directly from high school must have:

  • 24 semester (36 quarter) hours earned
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0 (all prior institutions combined)

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

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