4th
4th
Ranked 4th among online Christian colleges
OCU ranks 4th among the “Top 8 online Christian Colleges and Universities in 2017” according to www.thebestcolleges.org. Ranking is by graduation, retention and acceptance rates, student-teacher ratios, tuition costs, years of accreditation, reputation, awards, and job placement records.
$300K
$300K
OCU awards $300K+ in scholarships in annual Scholars Day competition

BA in Substance Abuse Counseling

Bachelor of Arts

This program seeks to equip the student with a foundational grasp of human behavior and mental processes. General biblical and professional disciplines are holistically blended to create an ongoing process of learning. Options open to graduates include the following:

  • Apprenticeships or entry-level work (e.g., juvenile court, corrections, half-way house groups, social services, shelters for abused groups, treatment and counseling centers, etc.)
  • Graduate work at the seminary or university level

This degree program exceeds the current educational requirements for the State of Ohio at the time of this printing.  Additional education and supervised work may be required for a certificate or license in other states or nations.  Prior to enrolling, students are encouraged to check educational requirements for any geographical location in which they anticipate employment. A list of credentialing boards in Ohio and around the world is available from icamprc.memberlodge.com.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to: 

  • Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making to the study of substance abuse counseling.
  • Appraise the needs of persons through use of assessment techniques, diagnostic criteria, and treatment planning.
  • Utilize appropriate counseling techniques with individuals, families, and groups.
  • Apply chemical dependency interventions, knowledge of drugs, and ethical codes of conduct.

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE - 49 Hours

or

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING MAJOR - 52 Hours

ELECTIVES - 19 Hours

Any credit-bearing course, 100-level or above

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