Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies

Students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies must complete 122 semester hours, including 20 in Psychology courses within the Addiction Studies curriculum.  Prior Learning Assessment, college level learning acquired through life or work experience, is available for the Addiction Studies degree program.  CALL "fast track" courses are offered in 4 and 8-week sessions which allow the student to focus on one or two courses at a time. The online format provides flexibility and convenience.

Addiction treatment is facing a workforce crisis.  According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission Forecast, the field of substance abuse and behavioral disorders counselors will grow 38.3% in the next 5 years. In addition, jobs for health educators will grow 47.6%, requiring a bachelor's degree. The proposed programs will provide those mandatory degrees/certifications.

According to the Labor Market Data Analysis, the need for qualified professionals credentialed in Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorders is ranked in the top 25 and we will see a 38% increase over the next ten years. (Code: 21-1011)

THe Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies can be earned entirely online and requires 122 credit hours earned by taking courses such as English Composition, Math, Humanities, Social/Behavioral Science, and Computer Literacy.  The Addiction Studies curriculum can be found at this link:

CALL SCHOOL - Northwestern State University
Northwestern State University of Louisiana is a four-year public university primarily situated in Natchitoches, Louisiana with a nursing campus in Shreveport and general campuses in Leesville/Fort Polk and Alexandria.  The CALL program is especially appropriate for mature adults with a clear focus and desire to pursue a distinct course of study based upon educational and work experiences.  Northwestern offers six CALL degree programs which may be completed entirely online under the "fast track" method or in a regular semester format.

Dr. Darlene Williams, Vice President, Technology, Research, & Economic Development
Carl Henry III, Coordinator of Adult Education Initiatives
Stephanie M. Henson, Coordinator of Credit Programs

For additional information, please use the contact form or visit the Northwestern State University CALL website.  

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