About this program
Prepare for a career as an alcohol and drug counselor. Save and enrich the lives of people struggling with addiction. You can reach these goals with a BS degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling. Learn how to respond effectively to substance use disorder problems, whether you are a community college transfer student, someone who wants to complete an undergraduate degree or an allied professional (social worker, psychologist, nurse, school counselor, law enforcement officer).
If you already have a Bachelor's degree, you are eligible to take the Post-Baccalaureate Licensure Track instead of the ADC Bachelor's degree. For further information, go to the Post-Bac Licensure Track section. Further benefits of this degree include:
- Forming professional therapeutic relationships with people struggling with addiction.
- Learning how to carry out evidence-based interventions that help people and their families move from life-threatening addiction to life-affirming recovery.
- Exploring your many interests related to substance use disorder problems. Gain the skills to qualify for licensure.
- deliver best practice alcohol and drug counseling services in diverse communities
- demonstrate competence in counselor and related professional skills.
- integrate and apply ethical standards.
- cultivate professional relationships through cultural responsiveness and advocacy to provide leadership in the field.
- are prepared to gain licensure in Alcohol and Drug Counseling.