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A degree in sociology can prepare you to understand dynamic societal relationships and influences. In your coursework, you will examine social theory, social structures, and social psychology. The knowledge you gain can be put to work to better the lives of the people around you. After you earn a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, you can pursue a career in a variety of different fields:  

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Are you looking for a way to serve others? Do you already have a background in psychology or sociology? Consider pursuing a Graduate Certificate of Completion in Life Coaching. Like many other service-oriented professions, life coaching is a calling. If you choose this path, you will have the opportunity to empower your clients to reach for personal growth, sort through life’s challenges and decide what they truly want to strive for in life.

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Students who feel called to serve families and individuals struggling with drug dependency may benefit from completing Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse program. This BS in addiction counseling degree is offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and explores substance use disorders, addiction and treatment, methods for stopping destructive behavior and preventing relapse, and the family dynamics of addiction.

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The employment of substance abuse and behavior disorder counselors is expected to grow by a significant 20% between 2016 and 2026. This number reflects an increasing need for counseling professionals who can help individuals who struggle with addiction. Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Addiction Counseling degree is designed for those who wish to pursue a rewarding and in-demand career as an addiction counselor. Continue reading to discover some of the ways in which students learn how to treat addictions while earning this degree:

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Do you feel called to serve others by pursuing a career in a human services profession? If so, then you may benefit from earning Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor Science in Sociology with an Emphasis in Social Work degree. This program is offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and is based upon the 10 core competencies outlined by the Council on Social Work Education. Read on for insight into what you will learn by earning this social work degree:

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Does the idea of studying human behavior and helping others improve their quality of life interest you? If so, then a degree in behavioral health may put you on a path to a career that you’ll love. Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science is for students who wish to gain a broad perspective on different areas in the field of behavioral health. Continue reading to learn more about how this program can prepare you for a rewarding career in behavioral health:

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the employment of substance abuse, behavioral disorder and mental health counselors will grow by an impressive 20% between 2016 and 2026, which is much faster than the average for all professions. If you have a passion for serving and helping others and want a career with a healthy job outlook, then counseling may be the right path for you.

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Grand Canyon University offers a variety of online counseling degrees to help learners find their purpose as counseling professionals. If you already know that a career in counseling is the right path for you, but you aren’t sure which type of counseling you would like to practice, then read on to learn about some of the online graduate degrees in counseling, including emphasis areas, offered at GCU:

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Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Professional Counseling is offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and designed for professionals who wish to improve their ability to help individuals who struggle with mental and emotional health disorders. While the requirements for licensing vary by state, a master’s degree in counseling is usually necessary if you plan to become a licensed counselor. After completing this program’s coursework, you may be ready to meet the requirements for becoming a licensed associate counselor (LAC) or licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Arizona. Read on to learn about GCU’s MS in Professional Counseling degree:

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