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Addictive Behaviors Counseling and Prevention, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Addictive Behaviors Counseling and Prevention from Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) is viewed as a trans-disciplinary and maintains integrity in its independence as a counseling program that specializes in the training and preparation of addiction counselors.


The goal of the Addictive Behaviors Counseling Program is to provide comprehensive, academic opportunities for students in a variety of practice arenas including those focused on prevention, treatment, and research. The program equips students for professional careers and graduate studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Documentation And Report Writing
  • Addiction Counseling Theory 
  • Addiction Counseling In Criminal Justice 
  • Behavioral Addictions 
  • Applied Addiction Counseling Theory 
  • Dually Diagnosed Substance Use Disorder Clients 
  • Research Methods In Addictive Behaviors 
  • Program Development And Administration
  • Gambling Addiction 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • At least 17 of the 19 units of the Louisiana Board of Regents High School Core Curriculum 
  • No more than one developmental course, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 , core GPA of 2.0, and ACT composite score of at least 20.
  • ACT composite score of at least 23 and no more than one developmental course needed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4450 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4450 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7198 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3599 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New Orleans

  • 1125 - 2160 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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