What You’ll Learn
Our program provides you with the current knowledge and skills to be an effective substance abuse counselor in the first bachelor’s level substance abuse training program in New York state.
Graduates are extremely successful at obtaining employment and/or graduate school admission.
Gain practical experience and a degree.
The New York State Institute for Professional Development in the Addictions has recognized and honored our program with its New York State Award of Program Excellence in Addiction Education.Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
We recommend submitting first-year applications in October or early November. We decide your admission once you complete your application.
Next Deadline for Transfer Students
Fall Semester: August 1Undergraduate Admissions
Our program is certified by both the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) and the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC).
Labor market changes and outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to result in a significant increase in external demand for the Addictions and Behavioral Health program. Substantial growth is predicted in the substance abuse counseling field, at a much faster than average rate compared with other occupations.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook reports that the job outlook for 2019-2029 is a growth rate of 25%, which is much faster than average, with an estimated 79,000 new jobs during that time frame.
In New York, the professions are expected to grow by 30.7% by 2028, with projected annual job openings of 2,590. Short-term projections (2021-2023) suggest a 5.9% growth rate, with 2,210average annual job openings.
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“The ASAP program has taught me how to help others, but it also taught me a lot about myself that I would have never known if I was pushed to do so in the classroom and in my internship experience.” Rebecca Cary, Class of 2016