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Do you see yourself working in the field of behavioral health? If so, then consider earning Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science degree, offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. This program can help you develop the skills and training that you need to work in diverse behavioral health settings. Continue reading to learn more about becoming a behavioral health professional:

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For those who wish to serve families and individuals affected by drug dependency, a career in substance abuse counseling can be an incredibly rewarding path. If this interests you, then consider earning Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse degree.

Offered through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, this program can qualify you to meet state, national and international licensure or certification standards for professional treatment counselors and prevention specialists. One setting in which professionals like these often work is rehabilitation facilities. If this career path interests you, then read on for advice on caring for your own health while working in a rehabilitation clinic:

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Offered through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Grand Canyon University’s online counseling degrees can help prepare you for a variety of career paths and advanced education options. Are you considering a degree in counseling because you’d like to pursue a career as a counselor? If so, then read on for some study tips for counseling students that may help you succeed while completing this program:

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Are you interested in helping individuals make changes in their lives by pursuing a career in counseling? If so, then the Master of Science in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy program could offer you the ideal educational foundation to achieve your professional goals. Offered through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, this professional counseling with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy degree program offers students comprehensive training that can prepare them for licensure in Arizona and national certification.

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Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers the Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies for students who wish to pursue a fulfilling and impactful career in law or law enforcement. Students in this program learn about the analytics and technology that are defining the future of law enforcement as well as topics that cover various areas of the law, case law interpretation, criminal procedure and public policy. The Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies program can help you develop the skills that you need to pursue a career in the justice system. Continue reading to learn some questions you should consider when deciding if a career in the justice system is right for you:

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At Grand Canyon University, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers degree programs that can prepare you for a meaningful career in counseling or psychology. For example, the Bachelor of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse program covers counseling theories and crisis intervention, and can prepare you for a career as a counselor working in rehabilitation clinics and mental health centers. Our Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sport Psychology, on the other hand, can ready you for a career in performance arts coaching or athletic coaching and training. Continue reading to learn about counseling vs psychology:

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Substance abuse is a significant problem in the United States, and the need for addiction counselors is expected to grow. If you’re considering pursuing a career in substance abuse counseling, then Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse program can provide you with the academic foundation that you need to enter this field. When it comes to substance abuse and addiction, one component that counselors in the profession must consider when working with patients is their family dynamics. Continue reading to learn more about this topic.

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By Jessalyn Johnson
English Literature Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences 

Interested in a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies? For students who are passionate about law and justice and who desire to make an impact on the workforce, this degree may be a great fit! At Grand Canyon University, the programs are designed to challenge and motivate students to perform their best work while preparing them for a career in the field.

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