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Bachelor's in Psychology - Addiction and Recovery Online Degree
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8-Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 75% can be transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Oct 22, 2018
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Take Your First Steps Toward a Career as an Addictions and Recovery Counselor!

Addiction threatens the overall health, relationships, employment opportunities, and ultimately the happiness of the individuals it effects. No matter the definition, whether it be abuse, dependence or addiction, the effects of this problem on a person are lasting and can require long-term care and assistance. Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an Addiction and Recovery specialization, prepares students to assist individuals who are struggling with dependency and addiction.

With core courses in Social Psychology and the Integration of Psychology and Christianity, you will build strong foundational knowledge of psychological principles and integrate your faith into the field. The online Psychology of Addiction and Recovery specialization course content will provide foundational knowledge Methods for evaluating clients, creating and enacting best treatment plans, and supporting families impacted by addiction. Rather than seeing “addicts” from a one-dimensional viewpoint, you will study the psychological, biological and socio-cultural-political issues that affect the behaviors of an addict. 

At Liberty University, we have created our Addictions and Recovery program with your success in mind. Designed to be completed in four years or less, our program will allow you to continue to work while going to college. Our goal is to support you as both a student and as a professional. 

Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor in Psychology of Addiction and Recovery?

Liberty University’s online degree in Psychology – Addiction and Recovery has been designed to help integrate your faith into your professional life. At Liberty University, we strive to live out Christ-like characteristics and to ultimately to use the power of faith and education to transform people and the world. Whether you are currently working in substance abuse treatment, or if you are looking to start a new career, our Bachelor in Psychology – Addiction and Recovery will make you stand out as a Christ-centered, ethical, and value-driven professional. 

What Will You Learn in the Addiction and Recovery Degree?

Throughout the Addiction and Recovery degree program, you will learn how to assess, diagnose, and develop treatment plans for the recovery process of those that are struggling with addiction and substance dependence. You will also receive training in how to provide client-centered interventions, with deep understanding and compassion.

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Military Benefits
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Admission Requirements

Benefits of a B.S. in Psychology of Addiction and Recovery

  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past three years  ̶  and counting.
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, beginning in fall 2018, electronic textbooks will be provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you.  As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • By earning your Addictions and Recovery degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in the field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • The Bachelor Degree in Psychology is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • According to the Occupational Information Network, clinical areas of psychology are expected to grow up to 19% by 2024, so students who continue on to a graduate-level program can expect a good outlook on employment opportunities!
  • As an online student, you will have the opportunity to network with leaders and experts in the psychology of addiction and the recovery process from all across the country.

Honor Society

Did you know Liberty University has a Psi Chi Honor Society chapter? Learn more about membership opportunities.

Liberty University has worked closely with the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) to offer certificates of completion for many of our Psychology courses. For a complete list of courses, contact one of our Admissions Counselors today!

Student Testimonial

“Liberty’s program allowed me to get an accredited Psychology degree at my convenience. The schedule was flexible and the online library resources were awesome. I am now receiving an extra 6% at work because of my Liberty degree. I grew both intellectually and spiritually because of Liberty’s emphasis on education from a Christian perspective.”

– Robert N. Betancourt, BS in Psychology

B.S. in Psychology – Addictions and Recovery Degree Information

  • Download and explore the Degree Completion Plan.
  • This program falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.
  • View all of the Undergraduate Course Syllabi (login required)
  • Do you want more out of your degree? Add a minor (or two) to focus or expand your studies further.
  • Students in the Online Degree in Psychology who complete PSYC 450 (Children in Healthcare) will be eligible to pursue Child Life Specialist Certification. During this course, students will learn basic principle for human development and the psychological well-being of children as well as  work with their professor during the course to prepare for the certification exam

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

Tuition discounts – $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)

Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $565 per course).

Potential college credit for military training.

Potential Career Options with a Degree in Addiction and Recovery

The Bachelor of Psychology of Addiction and Recovery was designed to give you the tools you need to help and minister to those affected by addiction. Potential careers include:

Substance Abuse Counselor

Non-licensed Counselor

Rehabilitation Counselor

Mental Health Services

Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Degrees

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission on Good Standing. If the GPA is less than a 2.0, the applicant will be considered for Acceptance on Caution. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

Admission Application

Application fee*

Unofficial college transcripts with a completed official transcript request form**

A High School Self-Certification form

Proof of English Proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first. 

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