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Rivier University Online Bachelor of Science in Human Services: Addiction Studies
Rivier University Online

Bachelor of Science in Human Services: Addiction Studies

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Make a positive change in the world. The online B.S. in Human Services at Rivier University prepares you to address social and public health challenges and to help others reach their full potential.

Coursework helps you create genuine and empathic relationships with others so you can become a trusted voice in the community and a successful human services professional. Choose to study the Addiction Studies track if you'd like to specialize in counseling and recovery services.

You'll graduate ready to take on a coordinator role in child protective services or disabilities support services. You can also become a social and community service manager, grant writer, recovery coach, and more. You'll be prepared for graduate studies in human services, counseling, clinical psychology, social work, law, and other related fields.

Addiction Studies Track

Choose the optional track in Addiction Studies if you have an interest in specializing in counseling and recovery services. Coursework for this track includes classes in substance use disorders treatment and rehabilitation.

Professors with real-world experience will help you apply what you're learning to real-world challenges so you're prepared to overcome them. You'll engage with them and your peers in courses that are intentionally kept small, focusing on powerful dialogue that expands on course content and enriches your learning experience.

At Rivier, we're committed to providing you with an affordable education you can use. Our tuition rates are among the most affordable in the region, and learning online means studying where and when it's best for you, so you don't need to leave your current job. We start a new term every seven weeks and accept up to 90 transfer credits — you can finish your degree sooner and advance your career faster.

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