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Psychology and Counseling - Substance Abuse Services, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Pittsburg, KS, United States
Psychology and Counseling - Substance Abuse Services from Pittsburg State University prepares graduates to work as substance abuse counselors and qualifies graduates for licensure as addictions counselors through the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board in Kansas.
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Overview

Psychology and Counseling - Substance Abuse Services from Pittsburg State University was designed for students who want to pursue a career in a psychology-related field immediately after graduation. Historically, most careers in psychology and counseling require graduate training. However, there are a number of careers that do not.

Careers

A number of exciting career options are now available to graduates of our psychology programs at the bachelor's degree level. (Programs have been designed to fit the job market for the next decade and beyond.) Positions for which employers seek our graduates include: personnel director, human resource planner, labor negotiator, case manager, qualified mental retardation professional, attendant care worker, substance abuse counselor, human relations officer, and consumer behavior analyst. Many other options are also now open to bachelor's degree holders in psychology.

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:

  •  Psychology as a Profession
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Principles of Learning
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Sensation and Perception 
  • Physiological Psychology 
  • Social Psychology 
  • Ethics in Human Services
  • Multicultural Issues in Psychology and Counseling 
  • Pharmacology and Substance Abuse
  • Family and Addictions
  • Individual Counseling in Addictions 
  • Addiction Services Coordination

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Submit application for admission. 
    • Copy of the secondary school or high school certificate of completion or diploma, if applicable
    • Official TOEFL or IELTS 
    • Current certified bank statement or financial guarantee (within 6 months)
    • Financial Statement of Support form
    • Mailing Address form
    • Copy of passport
    • If you are currently studying in the U.S., you will need to complete the SEVIS Transfer Form
    • Applicants from the European Union (EU), you must submit this completed GDPR Consent Form before your application can be processed. 
    • GPA (grade point average) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) in high school and have earned a high school diploma or in an accredited international post secondary institution (college/university)
    • U.S. College/University Academic Records: A minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) if transferring from an accredited U.S. college with at least 24 credit hours

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18682 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9341 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18682 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9341 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3669 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburg

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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