Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: Addiction Studies
Rivier University Online
2 - 4 years
Full time, Part time
Earliest start date
Launch your career in human services. The online B.A. in Psychology from Rivier University gives you an in-depth understanding of the scientific study of individualized and societal human behavior. It also offers a Substance Use Disorders track to become a licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC).
Topics of study include drugs and behaviors, counseling theories and practice, human sexuality, and social psychology so you graduate with an understanding of how the mind and bodywork.
Substance Use Disorders Track
This program meets the educational requirements necessary for licensure to become a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. You’ll learn how to improve the quality of life of those suffering from substance misuse, addiction, alcoholism, and drug dependence with a robust curriculum that focuses on theory, research, and current perspectives on prevention and treatment. By graduation, you’re well-positioned for graduate study and a competitive job market for career titles in counseling, recovery services, advocacy, or public health
Professors with real-world experience help you apply what you’re learning to real-world challenges so you’re prepared to overcome them. You’ll engage with them and your peers in courses that are intentionally kept small. You’ll focus on powerful dialogue that expands on course content and enriches your learning experience.
At Rivier, we’re committed to providing you with an affordable education you can use. Our tuition rates are among the most affordable in the region, and learning online means studying where and when it’s best for you, so you don’t need to leave your current job. We start a new term every seven weeks and accept up to 90 transfer credits — you can finish your degree sooner and advance your career faster.