Develop professional skills helping others overcome harmful impacts of alcohol and drug addiction and abuse.
In this undergraduate degree program, you will explore and identify the causes of substance abuse disorders. You also will develop the skills to assess, diagnose, and treat people with substance disorders in individual and group settings.
In addition, you will participate in an intensive 300-hour internship to develop and refine effective interviewing, counseling, and intervention skills in a supervised, clinical environment.
This major provides students with multiple options to meet the educational and practicum requirements to become a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor upon completion of the CADAC Licensing Exam.
[You will be eligible for CADAC certification once you have completed the necessary post-bachelor’s 4,000 hours or post-master’s 2,000 hours of work experience.]
As part of the core curriculum for this degree, and in order to fulfill the program requirements, students in this major are required to complete two 12-week graduate-level courses taught at Bay Path. These required 12-week courses count towards the CADAC educational requirements and help prepare students for the national certification.
These graduate-level courses also present students with a unique opportunity to get a head start on Bay Path's Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.