BA in Substance Abuse Counseling

Bachelor of Arts

This program seeks to equip the student with a foundational grasp of human behavior and mental processes. General biblical and professional disciplines are holistically blended to create an ongoing process of learning. Options open to graduates include the following:

  • Apprenticeships/entry level work (i.e., juvenile court/corrections, half-way house groups, social services, shelters for abused groups, treatment and counseling centers, etc.)
  • Graduate work seminary level
  • Graduate work university level

This degree program more than meets the current educational requirements for the State of Ohio at the time of this printing.  Additional education and supervised work may be required for a certificate or license in other states or nations.  Prior to enrolling, students are encouraged to check educational requirements for any geographical location in which they anticipate employment.  Specific credentialing boards can be found online at  This provides a list of boards in Ohio and around the world.


Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to: 

  • Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making to the study of substance abuse counseling.
  • Appraise the needs of persons through use of assessment techniques, diagnostic criteria, and treatment planning.
  • Utilize appropriate counseling techniques with individuals, families, and groups.
  • Apply chemical dependency interventions, knowledge of drugs, and ethical codes of conduct.




Students must complete 8 hours via 3 of the following courses/categories: Fine Arts Elective, History or Government Elective, Literature Elective, Philosophy/Ethics Elective


RELIGION - 18 Credits


MAJOR - 45 Credits




Professional Development Series

Students are required to attend the following seminars:

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