BA in Psychology/Addiction and Substance Abuse

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Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program allows you to specialize in understanding the causes of addiction and its treatment with an optional concentration in Addiction and Substance Abuse. You’ll examine the science related to substance abuse and addiction, including biological, sociological and psychological factors.

What You'll Learn

This Psychology concentration offers elective courses emphasizing topics such as the detrimental effects of prescription drug abuse and illegal narcotics on society, and the role of counseling, recovery support and case management. You’ll gain knowledge of the various risk factors for addiction, and the mental health and medical conditions that often accompany substance abuse.


  • Featured Courses:Counseling and Therapy
  • Understanding Trauma and Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Advanced Topics in Alcohol and Drug Use and Abuse
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Accreditation

New England College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), the nation’s oldest accrediting association, through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Careers

The field of addiction study calls for an understanding of the biological, psychological and sociological factors that lead to the misuse and abuse of alcohol, drugs and other substances. The BA in Psychology/Addiction and Substance Abuse provides you with the core knowledge to make a significant difference in the lives of addicts and their loved ones. Possible career paths include:​

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Discover what makes New England College different from any other school, and learn more about our program offerings, tuition and the advantages of online learning.

Discover what makes New England College different from any other school, and learn more about our program offerings, tuition and the advantages of online learning.

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