Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Addictions Overview
If you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of those suffering from a substance use disorder or other potentially harmful process addiction, such as gambling or eating disorders, a psychology degree may be the path for you.
Many individuals in our communities face the serious psychological issue of addiction. Substance use disorder is often one of the unfortunate results. Addiction professionals are trained to assist these individuals and are committed to helping improve their quality of life.
Purdue Global is a NAADAC Approved Education Provider. NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 100,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada, and abroad.
As a student in this bachelor's degree program, you will:
- Examine the process of addiction, pharmacology, the recovery process, prevention, and case-management skills.
- Study ways to guide clients in maintaining their sobriety.
- Focus on using the scientific approach to problem solving to evaluate behavior and mental processes while applying psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
Explore Other Learning Opportunities
Students are invited to join organizations such as the Psychology Club for further networking and educational opportunities. An internship option gives you the opportunity to earn credit while building your resume and networking.
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.