Alcohol and Drug Counseling (B.S.)

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Alcohol and Drug Counseling

Online Bachelor of Science Degree

Crown College is concerned about the many ways that alcohol and other drug abuse negatively influences institutions and society. The effects of substance abuse on individuals and families have real emotional, cognitive, cultural, professional, financial and spiritual consequences. The online Alcohol and Drug Counseling degree programs offered at Crown explores these consequences and provides students with the skills they need to help others find peace and healing when faced with an addiction.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook indicates that substance abuse counselor job growth is much faster than average. Drug and Alcohol Counseling is the only field that licenses counselors with a Bachelor’s degree.  Most others require a Master’s.

Crown students can meet the critical demand for substance abuse counselors with our accredited online Alcohol and Drug Counseling degree program.  In addition to general counseling classes, which are taught from a Christian perspective, this major requires the 18 credits of specific coursework and the 880 hours of internship that are needed for students to meet Minnesota State licensing standards.  Crown’s Christian-centered counseling program addresses how to recognize and respond to addiction, how to support and help those in need, and the role that faith plays in recovery.

Students majoring in Criminal Justice, Psychology or Christian Ministry may wish to double major with our online Alcohol and Drug Counseling degree program as a way to increase their employment options post-graduation. Professional opportunities range from healthcare, education and corrections, to corporations, faith-based organizations, and social-service agencies that work with adults and juveniles. Students can also continue on to complete their Master’s in Counseling at Crown. Tuition is priced competitively lower than similar accredited institutions. In fact, 98 percent of those enrolled at Crown receive student loans, scholarships and financial aid.

Coursework for the Alcohol and Drug Counseling major includes drug and addiction theory, case management, identification and treatment, delivering professional practice and Christian studies that foster ways to incorporate faith into a counseling practice and much more. The following outlines the online Alcohol and Drug Counseling degree program:

Alcohol and Drug Counseling Major (B.S.) Courses

Required Courses for the Alcohol and Drug Counseling B.S. Degree


II. General Education Core - 31 Credits


IV. Electives - 31 Credits


Total - 125 Credits


1 Counts towards 3 credits of Social Science credits. Students who have successfully completed 60 credits with a GPA of at least a 2.0 may replace SOC 1510  with another Social Science elective.

2 Click HERE  to view options for Social Science, Humanities, Global Awareness, and Fine Arts Electives.

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.



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