Brescia University

Bachelor of Science in Addictions Counseling

The online Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Addictions Counseling at Brescia University prepares students for advanced academic study, which could qualify them for or move them into professional careers that require state certification. The advanced, clinically applied curriculum in the online addictions counseling bachelor’s degree program remains current in today’s ever-changing mental health and addictions treatment settings.

Full-time and part-time students can earn Brescia University’s online B.S. degree. Upon completion of the program, state and national certification require a much shorter process. Addictions counseling majors must complete 3 elective credit hours and 42 credit hours in addictions counseling to graduate. Addictions counseling majors can minor in any subject; however, Brescia prefers they choose psychology or social work.

Admission Requirements:

All students applying for a degree in Addictions Counseling at Brescia University must make a formal application to the program upon completion of specific prerequisite courses. Please note, completion of the baccalaureate degree does not result in Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) certification in accordance with state regulations. However, completion of the degree reduces the number of hours required to complete certification.

Course Requirements

Required to graduate: 128 credit hours
General education requirement: 57 credit hours
Major subject requirement: 42 credit hours

Major subject requirement courses (3 credit hours each)
PSY 200: Psychology of Addictions/Introduction to Addictions
ADC 230: Addictions and the Family
ADC 250: Theories and Addiction
ADC 260: Ethics and Professional Responsibility
ADC 300: Individual Addiction Counseling: Theory and Practice
ADC 310: Group Addiction Counseling: Theory and Practice
ADC 320: Behavioral Psychopharmacology
ADC 330: Community Prevention: Theory and Practice
ADC 340: Crisis and Brief Interventions Counseling
ADC 400: Screening, Assessment and Treatment Planning
ADC 410: Case Management and Documentation
ADC 420: Recovery and Relapse Prevention: Theory and Practice
ADC 440: Field Placement and Seminar Practice I
ADC 450: Field Placement and Seminar Practice II

Major subject electives (9 credit hours)
Select three different special topics courses (3 credit hours each)
ADC 425: Special Topics in Addictions Counseling

Related subject requirements (18 credit hours)
BIO 100: Introduction to Biology
PSY 105: Introduction to Psychology
PSY 250: Applied Behavior Analysis
PSY 300: Developmental Psychology
PSY 350: Abnormal Psychology
MTH 250: Statistics for Social Sciences
Electives: To total 128 credit hours
Computer Competency: Students can meet through IDC100.

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