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Psychology Bachelor’s Degree – Substance Abuse

EKU’s online bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in psychiatric rehabilitation provides the skills and knowledge needed for a variety of entry-level mental health and social services careers. Completion of this program helps prepare you to sit for the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) certification examination and provides a great foundation for enrollment in a related graduate or professional program after graduation.


Format: 100% online
Credit Hours: 120 hours
Tuition: $409 per credit hour
                  $250 per credit hour for active duty military
Transfer Credits Accepted: Up to 90 hours*
Career Options: Substance abuse and behavior disorder counselor,  rehabilitation counselor, mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist, social and human services worker, clinical psychologist

* A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed with EKU     

Note: Completion of this program does not result in certification or licensure in the substance abuse field, but will prepare you for certain entry-level positions or to enroll in a related graduate or professional program after graduation

Enhance your degree with a minor or certificate
Select from a wide range of minors, allowing you to explore interests or make use of prior credits.

You can also choose from numerous undergraduate certificates in specialty areas that complement and enhance your major as you work toward your degree.

What sets our program apart?
This program explores the versatile applications and opportunities of psychology. EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as abnormal psychology, social psychology, statistics, research, psychological interviewing and reporting, behavior therapy and clinical psychology.

  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • Courses begin 6 times per year
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members
  • Personalized graduation plan
  • No campus visits required
  • Unique opportunities for joint student-faculty research
  • Free online tutoringwith our PASS tutoring program
  • Free career services assistance
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees

Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.