What are the Benefits of an Online Counseling Degree?

Posted on April 28, 2016  in  [ Psychology & Counseling ]

Grand Canyon University’s online counseling degrees offer students a chance to prepare for a future in counseling. If you are considering an undergraduate online counseling degree, you can look forward to receiving the same high-quality education as campus students. If you are thinking about pursuing a masters degree in counseling, consider the benefits of having your degree in a completely online format, giving you the flexibility you need to earn your degree on your schedule.


Grand Canyon University’s online counseling degree programs give you the chance to complete your coursework from anywhere in the world. This could be at home, a friend’s house or a local coffee shop – wherever you are most motivated to do your best. The convenience of an online degree program is important to students who may have to work during the day and still want to pursue their education. With the online counseling degree, you have the full freedom to attend class on your own schedule.

Variety of Programs

Online counseling degrees offered by Grand Canyon University include emphasis areas such as professional counseling, childhood and adolescence disorders, marriage and family therapy and trauma, among others, to help you pursue a field that you are passionate about. One popular program is the online Bachelor of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse, which provides you with the opportunity to learn about topics such as counseling theories, addiction and substance use disorders, crisis intervention skills, code of ethics in substance abuse and relapse prevention.

All of the online counseling degree programs are designed for passionate students who want to make a positive impact on others.

To learn more about Grand Canyon University’s online counseling degrees or liberal arts degrees from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, visit our website.

Jessalyn Johnson

Jessalyn Johnson is a senior at Grand Canyon University, completing the final year of her BA in English Literature. Originally from Melbourne, FL, Jessalyn has come to enjoy living in the desert of Arizona. Since freshman year she has occupied several different positions on the editorial board of GCU’s literary review, StartleBloom, which is approaching its third volume. In her free time, Jessalyn enjoys creative writing, photography, writing music and participating in the plays and musicals put on by GCU’s Ethington Theatre.

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