Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Concentration in Substance Abuse

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Substance Abuse consists of 124 total credit hours available in the traditional classroom setting or online for flexibility and convenience. To pursue this concentration, you must break-up the elective hours and take 6 concentration elective hours in the third year and 6 concentration elective hours in the fourth year.  Prior Learning Assessment, college level learning acquired through life or work experience, is available for the 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.

According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission Forecast, the field of substance abuse and behavioral disorders counselors will grow 38.3% in the next five years. In addition, jobs for health educators requiring a bachelor's degree will grow 47.6%.

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Substance Abuse can be earned in the traditional setting or entirely online and requires 124 credit hours earned by taking courses such as:  Pharmacology of Addiction, Physiological Psychology, Ethics for Addiction Professionals, and Addiction Counseling Skills.  Please refer to the General Catalog starting on page 75 for the Psychology major with Substance Abuse concentration curriculum.

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 lll, 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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