bachelor of science in addictions counseling

Overview of Addictions Counseling

Oak Hills’ Addictions Counseling program will prepare you to better understand the root causes of addictive behaviors including drug and alcohol abuse, as well as gambling, sex, food, and other addictions. The program, taught from a distinctly Christian worldview, will equip you with skills needed to participate in treatment and healing and will provide you with significant opportunities to practice those skills in actual treatment contexts.

This program consists of core courses in counseling and psychology, a minimum of 880 hours of fieldwork, and a full major in biblical studies.

Who Should Apply
The effects of addictions devastate individuals, families and communities. If you desire to participate in God’s redemptive work liberating people enslaved to destructive behaviors and healing the relationships damaged by those behaviors, this program will prepare you to serve with skill and compassion.
Career Paths

Graduates will have met all educational and experiential requirements to become a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADC) in Minnesota. Students must pass a state-administered exam before licensure is granted. LADC professionals are employed in counseling centers and in out-patient and in-patient treatment centers.

Required Credits

126 credits required including: Addictions Counseling (45), Biblical Studies (28), General Education (32), Christian Ministry (10), Free Electives (11). To view a list of required courses, click here.

Randy Mckain


Program Director: Youth Ministry and Addictions Counseling 
Instructor: Christian Ministry, Youth Ministry, Addictions Counseling

B.S. in Behavioral Science 
Sterling College, Sterling, KS 
M.Ed. in Counseling and School Psychology 
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 
Further Coursework at 
North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL 
Licensed Staff Minister 
Evangelical Covenant Church of America

Randy McKain