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Make a difference in someone's life with a degree in psychology with a concentration in alcohol and drug counseling.

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120 Credit Hours
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Campus
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Looking for a career in counseling to assist those in need?

Want to make a difference in the lives of others?

Then consider a degree in Psychology focused on alcohol and drug counseling from Midway University.

Midway University's Bachelor in Psychology with an Alcohol and Drug Counseling concentration will provide training in the special skills and techniques required in the profession of addiction counseling. Courses in the program will cover the 12 core functions of addiction counseling (screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping, consultation). In addition to these core functions, courses will also provide training on confidentiality, ethics, and practice in the form of in-class case presentations, in-class demonstration of individual and group therapy techniques, and supervised practicum experiences with licensed community mental health providers.

Practicum placements, work contracts, and work with a community mental health provider must have faculty approval. The concentration in Alcohol and Drug Counseling will take the place of a minor for students enrolled in the BA degree program in Psychology. The goal of this program is to assist the student in acquiring necessary training and hours towards the required amount of practice experience needed for certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of Kentucky. Additional hours may be required beyond what is offered through the program and will be the student’s responsibility.

During the last two semesters in this program, students may have to complete full-time practicum placements that will require approved supervision by a licensed mental health provider.

Choose Your Focus

Consider specializing your Psychology degree in the area of Alcohol and Drug Counseling.

Frequently Asked Questions

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We offer a simple online application process. Create your account, submit all materials and track your application status conveniently online. Admissions Counselors are available to assist you with the application process and answer any questions you may have about Midway University and our programs. Give them a call at 1.800.952.4122 or email admissions@midway.edu.

Students are eligible as “full-time and “part-time” students for Federal loans and may be eligible for Federal and/or State grants. (A full-time student is a student taking 12 credit hours or more per term; a part-time student is a student taking 6-12 credit hours.)

Visit Financial Aid page for more details.

An admission decision can only be made with official documents. Transcripts are considered official when they are either mailed directly to Midway University from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope or sent electronically by a secured third party such at National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment.

Midway University works hard to provide quality degree programs at an affordable price for our students. Students can view our Tuition and Fees Schedule online.

Make sure you get the whole picture before making your decision. First, complete your FAFSA so you can see what financial aid you are eligible to receive and complete your application. Once you are admitted to Midway University, you can meet with our Financial Aid Office to discuss all the eligible aid (federal, state and institutional) that you have access to and apply for scholarships. This is the only way to figure out the true cost and if you will have any out-of-pocket expenses to cover.

Midway University accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions that are 100-level or higher with a grade of “C” or better. At the time of admission, our Admissions Counselors will provide an unofficial evaluation of your transfer credit. An official evaluation will be completed by the Registrar’s Office after acceptance.

Depending on your student type, there are different steps needed to get you ready to begin classes. Visit our Next Steps page to find your path, or contact admissions at admissions@midway.edu.

Career Outlook

How can a specialization in alcohol and drug counseling work for you? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual mean wage for substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors is $48,520. The profession is expected to grow 22 percent from 2021 to 2031. 

Individuals with a psychology degree work in a variety of environments and serve in roles such as:

  • Counselor
  • Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Therapist
  • Rehabilitation center assistant
  • Teacher
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Small Classes

Our average class size is 17 students allowing more interaction with faculty.

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Affordable

Annually 99% of our traditional undergraduates receive institutional aid.

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Personalized Attention

Our student to faculty ratio is 15 students to 1 faculty member.

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Our Admissions Team would love to help you get started on your journey to become a MidwayU Eagle. Visit campus, request info, or apply today.
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Edie McClellan
Associate Professor of Psychology
Chair of Department of Social Sciences