The online bachelor's degree in addiction studies (ADS) combines a strong academic foundation with real-world experience in counseling and prevention and focuses on science-based addiction education. Our B.S. degree in Addiction Studies often qualifies graduates to meet standards for state, national, and international certification. We do not know if this program is structured to lead to licensure in other states and USD cannot confirm whether the course or program meets requirements in the state in which the student resides. Individuals outside the state of South Dakota should contact their state chemical dependency certification board to ensure courses meet their requirements which may differ by state. - Please check with your certifying body regarding ability for degree-seeking students to complete course requirements in shadowing and Internship opportunities.
For details regarding South Dakota's certification standards, please refer to the Standards Manual of the South Dakota Board of Addiction and Prevention Professional (BAPP).
The Addiction Counseling and Prevention department and our addiction studies programs are accredited through the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC) and gives students the tools needed to meet the growing demand for professionals skilled in alcohol and drug prevention, education, counseling, and treatment.
Admission Requirements for the online Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies can be found at Undergraduate Admission Requirements.
How you apply depends on the type of student you are:
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Returning Students Applying for Readmission:
For more information about the online Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies, contact USD Online at 605-658-6200 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.