The Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services – Behavioral and Addictions Counseling is designed to provide a strong foundation and knowledge-base in human services content, as well as providing specialized content in the area of addictions and behavior disorders. Behavioral and Addictions Counseling courses have been strategically selected so that students obtain the educational requirements necessary to sit for the Certified Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counselor exam.
The Department of Labor reports that careers involving substance abuse and behavior disorder counseling will increase by 27 percent by 2020. This spike is due in part to more people seeking help for addictions and behaviors and by offenders being sentenced to treatment rather than jail time. A proactive professional also can help decrease substance abuse; health educators, those who educate people of all ages about healthy habits and behaviors, are also set to grow much faster than the average.
The bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College requires 125 credit hours of academic work. Degree candidates must take at least 30 of their last 60 credits from Elizabethtown College. Credits from Elizabethtown must include at least 15 credits in the major, with nine of them in upper level courses.
Human Services Seminar should be one of the last courses a student takes. This capstone course encapsulates a comprehensive understanding of the human services. Integration of previously learned theories, concepts, skills and practices will be implemented.