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Addictions Counseling B.S.

Help Improve Lives and Social Issues

Addictions counselors play an integral role in supporting individuals addicted to drugs or alcohol through the stages of the recovery process. With your Bachelor of Science in Addictions Counseling from University of Houston-Clear Lake, you’ll empower people to address the emotional issues that underlie substance use disorders and resolve personal challenges in a healthy manner.

Become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor

Many positions in the field of counseling require licensure and post-secondary education. That’s why your degree from UHCL will make you a more attractive candidate to prospective employers. You will complete the coursework required to graduate and apply for licensure with the Texas State Department of Health Services. Once licensed, you will be able to work as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. UHCL is the only public institution in Texas that offers this degree.

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Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

Understanding the classes you need to take for your degree at University of Houston-Clear Lake is crucial to planning out your education. The buttons below will allow you to view the full degree requirements and give you an understanding of your academic experience. If you are currently attending a community college in Texas, click on the "Transfer Guide" button to view what classes can be taken at your local community college, and transferred to UHCL to complete your degree.

Addictions Counseling, B.S.Transfer Guide (PDF)

Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - July 15 
    Final - August 1 

  • Spring

    Priority - November 1
    Final - December 1 

  • Summer

    Priority - March 1
    Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1 

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Summer 2024
    Priority - May 1
    Summer I Final - May 22
    Summer II Final - June 28
  • Fall 2024
    Priority - August 1
    Final - August 12
    Returning UHCL Students - August 14
  • Spring 2025
    Priority - December 1
    Final - January 6
    Returning UHCL Students - January 8

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority Deadline - May 1
    Extended Deadline - June 1

  • Spring

    Deadline - October 1

  • Summer*

    Deadline - April 1

For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


UH-Clear Lake at Pearland

UH-Clear Lake at Pearland

1200 Pearland Pkwy
Pearland, Texas 77581
Phone: 281-212-1700

Since 2010, University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland has proudly served as an upper-level institution serving juniors, seniors, and graduate students in fields like business and behavioral science.

About UHCL at Pearland

Accreditations and Distinctions

The College of Education is accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

We've earned national recognition for accomplishment and innovation, including the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.

Addictions Counseling B.S. Faculty

Randy Davis

Randy Davis

Program Director and Associate Professor of Counseling,

Contact number: 281-283-3592
Office: Pearland Suite 222

Randy Davis Faculty Bio

Robert Pace
Robert Pace

Robert Pace

Clinical Associate Professor of Counseling,

Contact number: 281- 212-1755
Office: Pearland, HSCP 242

Robert Pace Faculty Bio

Angelica Tello
Angelica Tello

Angelica Tello

Associate Professor of Counseling and Field Experience Coordinator,

Contact number: 281-212-1762

Angelica Tello Faculty Bio