B.A. in Psychology - Foundations in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling

In this program, you will explore and identify the causes of substance abuse disorders and develop the skills to assess, diagnose, and treat people with substance disorders in individual and group settings.

Through an intensive 300-hour internship, you will practice effective interviewing, counseling, and intervention skills in a supervised, clinical environment.

This major provides students with multiple options to meet the educational and practicum requirements to become a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor upon completion of the CADAC Licensing Exam.

You will be eligible for CADAC certification once you have completed the necessary post-bachelor’s 4,000 hours or post-master’s 2,000 hours of work experience.

Students can complete this undergraduate degree and receive graduate credit towards Bay Path University's Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, or enter directly into the University's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling track of this master’s degree program.

Bay Path psychology students will:

  • Receive a targeted, yet well-rounded education
  • Learn under dedicated faculty who are leaders in the field
  • Engage in active learning and practical application of concepts
  • Gain valuable experience through projects, fieldwork and internships at community partner organizations
  • Develop skills, knowledge and abilities that are essential for your chosen career path

Fill out the form above to find out how you can join the many women working together to earn their undergraduate degree at The American Women's College Online of Bay Path University. We look forward to getting to know you better!


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  • Designed for busy adult women who may have to juggle family and job responsibilities

  • Online classes allow you log in whenever you have time available for coursework

  • On-campus Saturday classes in Massachusetts for those who prefer in-person learning

  • Full- and part-time enrollment options available

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  • Educator coaches are ready to help you through academic and other challenges

  • Our innovative Social Online Universal Learning (SOUL) program makes the adult college experience more supportive and successful

  • Our flat tuition rate allows you to budget for college without surprises


1) Established in 1897 and located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Bay Path University is an independent, not-for-profit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

2) Take our six-week, accelerated courses part-time - or full-time so you can finish even faster!

3) Our award-winning, innovative SOUL technology personalizes your learning and accelerates your college success.

4) Our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders (WELL) program helps you develop career management skills so you can target and land the job you want.

5) A whopping 95% of recent graduates of The American Women's College of Bay Path University said they would recommend their program of study with us to others!

The American Women's College is part of Bay Path University, a non-profit leader in women's education for 117 years

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Bay Path University among the fastest-growing private baccalaureate institutions nationwidee

98% of our American Women's College online graduates would recommend their program of study to others

Tuition at The American Women's College is 62% lower than the national average for private college tuition - 69% lower if you qualify for our military discount

Bay Path University enrolls more adult women students age 25 and older than all of the other women's colleges in Massachusetts combined