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Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Addictions (Certificate Track)

Addiction affects more than just the person with the dependency — it affects families and communities as well. With the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating 27 percent job growth in substance abuse counseling through 2020, there’s a need for human services professionals serving those affected by dependency.

To help you gain job skills earlier in your degree program, the certificate option allows you to move core courses toward the front of your program. The certificate you earn will be an additional credential, which you can leverage to help you get a new position or promotion.

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Addictions (Certificate Track) introduces you to the biological, environmental, genetic and psychological underpinnings of substance abuse and chemical dependency early in your degree program. It focuses on interventions, treatments, action plans, and relapse prevention theory and ideology — skills to help you better support those in need.

Speak with an Enrollment Advisor to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Addictions (Certificate Track). You can also learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree program, without the certificate option or view other concentrations.

*In Maryland, the Bachelor of Science in Human Services has an emphasis in Addictions.

Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition,” Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors: bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/substance-abuse-and-behavioral-disorder-counselors.htm.

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We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen degree program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.

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The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.

To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.

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How to customize your degree

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Review our Cash Plan, which gives you the option to pay course-by-course as you pursue your education.

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Scholarships pay for tuition-related expenses and don't need to be paid back. Your advisor can help you find scholarships that you may be eligible for.

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How can I use my Military benefits?

Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.

The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program

With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.

Montgomery GI Bill

At University of Phoenix, you can apply your Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty, or your Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve benefits to your educational costs.

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If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits. 

Active Duty Spouse Benefits

As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.

Benefits of this degree program

  • Real-world curriculum

    Your course curriculum is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed by competent, ethical practitioners including current applications in such areas as social work, counseling and psychology.

  • Faculty with working knowledge

    Courses are taught by instructors who have experience in the field so you can see how theories apply to the real world of human services.

  • Convenient learning options

    We make it convenient for working professionals like you to earn your degree around your busy schedule through evening on-campus classes.

  • Small class size

    Smaller class sizes provide an intimate learning environment that allows for close interaction with expert faculty.

Is this the right program for you?

Talk to an advisor who specializes in the Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Addictions (Certificate Track) degree to make sure this program fits your specific needs. You can also get to know University of Phoenix by checking out the Phoenix Prep Center.

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