Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies2018-08-28T14:12:33+00:00

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Addiction Treatment is one of the Fastest-Growing Health Fields.

Qualify for needed certifications* with USD’s Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies.

For 40 years, the University of South Dakota has been a national leader in addiction, co-occurring, and prevention education. Our students consistently exceed the national average on board certification exams. USD’s online courses encourage interaction between students and faculty, while allowing working professionals to pursue their undergraduate degree around their current schedule.

The Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies includes classes in alcohol & drug abuse, working with families who are dealing with addiction, prevention, and treatment. These classes give you a wide range of career options upon completion of the degree program.

With addiction rates on the rise across the country, you have the opportunity to change someone’s life as an addiction treatment or prevention professional.

*We do not know if this program is structured to lead to licensure in other states. Individuals outside South Dakota should contact their state chemical dependency certification board to ensure courses meet their requirements as they may differ by state.

The USD Advantage

  • Ranked #6 – Best Online Bachelor’s in Addiction Recovery Programs by thebestschools.org
  • #4 Best Value Online Bachelor’s In Substance Abuse Counseling for 2018
  • #4 Ranked Bachelor’s program by Bestcounselingdegrees.net
  • NASAC Accredited – 1 of 22 programs in the nation
  • Best for Vets 2016 Military Friendly
  • Experienced, Licensed Faculty
  • Our students consistently score above national averages on state certification exams
  • Curriculum exceeds national standards
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What our Students are Saying…

The closest university for addiction studies was 100 miles away, so I chose USD because of the convenience, as well as the level of expertise from the instructors and the reasonable tuition costs.
Jose Duenes, ‘13 B.S. graduate
I chose the Addiction Studies program at USD because I am interested in helping people and their families deal with addiction. The study of addictions and substance abuse is a growing field and I am thrilled to be a part of it.
Chelsea Oppold, ‘12 B.S.









Yes! I want to explore a Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies with USD Online!

Please send me free info!

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