Psychology Bachelor’s Degree – Substance Abuse

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EKU’s online bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in substance abuse provides a comprehensive understanding of substance abuse and how it impacts individuals, families and communities.


Format:                                           100% online
Credit Hours:                                120 hours
2017-2018 Tuition:                     $409 per credit hour
Transfer Credits Accepted:     Up to 90 hours*
Career Options:  Victim’s advocate, crime analyst, court liaison, forensic psychologist, social and human services worker, clinical psychologist
* A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed at EKU
Note: Completion of this program does not result in certification or licensure in the autism spectrum disorders field, but will prepare you for certain entry-level positions or to enroll in a related graduate or professional program after graduation.

Enhance your degree with a minor or certificate
Select from a wide range of minors, allowing you to explore interests or make use of prior credits.

You can also choose from numerous undergraduate certificates in specialty areas that complement and enhance your psychology major as you work toward your degree.

What sets our program apart?
This program explores the science of autism and introduces students to theories and techniques in assessment, diagnosis, and intervention of autism disorders across the life span. EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as infant and child development, behavior therapy, child psychopathology and the autism spectrum.

  • 8-week terms
  • Personalized graduation plans
  • Study any time, from anywhere
  • No campus visits required
  • Unique opportunities for joint student-faculty research
  • Online tutoring anywhere with our PASS tutoring program
  • Ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the best universities offering online degrees

Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.