The addiction counseling and prevention department (formerly addiction studies) focuses on science-based addiction education with real-world experience. The 120-credit online bachelor’s degree makes students eligible for addiction/prevention credentialing through the South Dakota Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals.

According to the ranking, the need for substance abuse counselors will likely grow 20 percent by 2026. With a degree in addiction counseling and prevention, students have a variety of career options including, addiction counseling in inpatient and outpatient care facilities, parole officer, shelter director and more.

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