BA in Psychology/Addiction and Substance Abuse

Explore the role of counseling, recovery support and case management, 100% online.

Overview

Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Concentration in Addiction and Substance Abuse provides you with an understanding of the science relating to substance abuse and addiction, including biological, sociological and psychological factors. Incorporating a variety of techniques, you’ll explore the assessment and treatment of addictions.

What You'll Learn

Qualified professionals who can counsel addicted individuals using innovative methods play a vital part in the fight against rising levels of substance abuse, including prescription pharmaceuticals and illegal narcotics.

In our BA in Psychology/Addiction and Substance Abuse program, accessible 100% online, you will learn about 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
See sample curriculum here. Find textbooks and materials required for each specific term.

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:​

Time to Complete

4

Credits Per Course

7

Weeks Per Course

30

Total Courses

4

Years to Complete

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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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