Substance Abuse Counseling

About

Earn a Bachelor of Science in Substance Abuse Counseling degree through the University of Cincinnati. Become a qualified clinician in the chemical dependency treatment areas of counseling and prevention. Take part in clinical experiences which will enable you to utilize skills acquired in your academic courses to gain practical on-the-job experience.

Complete your Substance Abuse Counseling degree as a main campus student, or as an online, distance learning student. As a main campus student, you will attend classes in the face-to-face courses. If you choose to be a distance learning student, you will complete your coursework entirely online with no obligation to travel to UC's campus.   

Program Objectives

Upon program completion, you will have gained the knowledge, competencies and skills needed to work in the field or to begin a career working with addicted persons. You also will have met all academic requirements for licensure under Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board guidelines.    

Career Possibilities

The Substance Abuse Counseling program was developed by academics, specialists in the area and practitioners in the field. An emphasis of the program is to help full-time students and career professionals gain the knowledge, competencies and skills needed to work in the field or to begin a career working with addicted persons. Aspects of the program are also suited to those who may come in contact with and may need to assist addicted persons. In this regard, the program itself or the courses in the program are suited for careers in:

  • probation
  • parole and corrections
  • social work
  • mental health professions
  • nursing and other medical professions
  • guidance counseling
  • psychology
  • certified or licensed professionals who want to enhance their career potential and opportunities

Where We Are

School of Human Services

450 Teachers-Dyer Complex
West Campus
University of Cincinnati

Additional Information

The undergraduate Substance Abuse Counseling program offers multiple ways of earning your degree: