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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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Are you interested in pursuing a career in social service? If so, then consider our Bachelor of Science in Sociology with an Emphasis in Social Work degree. Offered by Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, this sociology with an emphasis in social work degree can prepare you for a rewarding career in the exciting fields of social work and human services.

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While perusing the psychology programs offered by Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, you may have stumbled upon our Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Geropsychology. This program is ideal for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in fields such as psychology, nursing, sociology or communications, and who are interested in working with aging populations. Continue reading to learn about the nature of professional geropsychology:

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By Jessalyn Johnson
Editor of StartleBloom

Last year, StartleBloom made its debut as GCU’s new student literary review. This year, the book returned for its second volume and was released to the public in early April. The review is made up of a compilation of poetry, short fiction and artwork, all of which is submitted by GCU students. A small board of English literature students lead the review, advised by two professors, Diane Goodman and Heather Brody.

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Are you passionate about helping others find the greatness within them? If so, then the Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sport Psychology from Grand Canyon University may provide you with the ideal professional and academic foundations to pursue your career goals. Offered by Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the BS in sport psychology was designed for individuals with an interest in sports, health, fitness, performing arts or mental health fields. The following are just a few examples of the potentially rewarding careers that graduates of our program may go on to pursue:

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The Master of Science in Addiction Counseling program is offered by Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. This degree is designed for students who want to become an addiction counselor.

Graduates of this program will have the academic foundation needed to begin the process of applying for licensure or certification in their home state. After earning this master’s degree from GCU, you may be prepared to work in settings like private practice, hospitals, substance abuse clinics or your own counseling clinic. Continue reading to learn what to expect from a day in the life of a professional addiction counselor:

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

If you are interested in a career in counseling, you may desire to continue your education and earn a master’s degree to prepare for licensing and broaden your opportunities. It may also become of interest to you to hone your counseling skills by earning a Master of Science in Christian Counseling. This program is an excellent choice for counselors who aspire to bring Christianity into their profession and use God’s Word to help others! Here are three great reasons you should earn a master’s degree in Christian counseling:

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