Addiction studies degree ranked 6th for affordability

The Addiction Studies degree program at Northwestern State University was ranked sixth most affordable bachelor’s degree recently by for 2019. According to Jody Biscoe, associate professor and director for the LAATTC@NSU, much of the program’s success can be attributed to funding, educational trainings, resources, and networking provided by the Additional Technology Transfer Centers.

The affordability of this program allows students to complete the educational requirements for certification or licensure as an addictions professional. The program has attracted entry-level individuals who are beginning their career, those who have chosen a second career, and professionals who want to gain additional knowledge and understanding of the addiction process.

In ranking the online programs for quality and tuition cost, examined degrees from accredited colleges and universities and those recognized by either the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC) or the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), an agency that accredits doctoral and master’s degrees. The top online colleges for bachelor’s degrees in addictions and recovery offer a combination of affordability and academic strength to prospective undergraduates.

Graduates of this program have the opportunity to join one of the fastest growing professions. Addiction studies graduates typically work as addiction counselors, drug courts, Human Resources, school settings, non-profit organizations, correctional facilities, and any other community-setting, including religious organizations. The focus for these professionals includes prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.

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