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Substance Abuse Counseling

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Earn Your Bachelor of Science in Substance Abuse Counseling Online

If you already have a two-year degree in human services or AODA counseling, Viterbo University makes it possible to complete your substance abuse counseling degree online.

Alcohol and other drug abuse or dependence can profoundly impact individuals, families, institutions and society. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for professional substance abuse counselors will rise by 31% between 2012 and 2022. A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major in substance abuse counseling can prepare you for careers in the following areas:

  • Psychology
  • Human Services
  • Criminal Justice
  • Ministry
  • Health Care
  • Educa­tion

Your online studies will fulfill the classroom education requirements for entry into the field of alcohol and drug addiction counseling. The online substance abuse counseling degree also has an additional require­ment of supervised practice with employers. This program uses evidence-based training practices, incor­porating digital video technology, to provide students with immediate feedback on skill development. The Wisconsin Department of Licensing and Regulations endorses this program for the total required educa­tion time of 360 hours.

Why take online classes?

We understand that traditional, daytime classes may not fit every student’s schedule. With our online substance abuse counseling degree program, you can maintain your work, family and personal schedules and still have time to complete the program.

For more information about earning your substance abuse counseling degree contact the Center for Adult Learning at Viterbo University by filling out the form on this page or calling 1-888-VITERBO (1-888-848-3726).

Click here for more information about our on-campus Substance Abuse Counseling Programs.