Clarion University is ranked 17th on Great Value College’s 23 Most Affordable Bachelor’s Degrees in Addiction Studies for 2020.
The program to receive the ranking is Clarion's B.S. in Rehabilitative Sciences — Addictions Concentration.
"Our rankings are determined by using data collected from College Navigator regarding tuition, as well as program information gleaned directly from each institution's official website. For more sizeable rankings, the methodology used to determine placement is based primarily on tuition but also considers things like student/faculty, ROI, customization within the degree program both in content and format, and an overall 'wow' factor which highlights each program's unique offerings and sets it apart from the pack," wrote Julie McCaulley, online relations representative with Great Value Colleges in a letter announcing Clarion's ranking.
"Clarion, which placed 17th, earned its ranking not only for the program's affordability but also for the institution's overall outstanding reputation, its faculty's excellence, and the unerring commitment to providing students a high-quality education and in doing so, giving them all the tools that they need to achieve their future career goals.," McCaulley continued.
Clarion University's Rehabilitative Sciences — Addictions Concentration is an interdisciplinary program that combines the fields of psychology, sociology, social work, legal, health and wellness, allied health, nursing, special education and rehabilitation to prepare students for entry level human service positions in the areas of aging, addictions treatment, case management and forensic services, and developmental, physical and psychosocial disabilities.
Graduates of the program assume a variety of positions, including case managers, residential program managers, therapeutic staff support, day service directors, rehabilitation program specialists, substance abuse prevention specialists, activities directors, and similar positions. The addictions concentration features coursework in substance abuse and the prevention, education and treatment aspects, as well as public policy.
Graduates work in chemical dependency case management and direct treatment at in-patient and out-patient agency settings, residential and forensic programs, and in probation and parole.
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