Bachelor of Arts in
Biblical Counseling Ministry

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Counseling (120 Hours)

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Counseling Ministry program serves a dual purpose. It meets the needs of students preparing for a pastoral role in ministry who desire a targeted pursuit of study in counseling. It also equips those students who are training for preparation for other ministry roles/areas that would benefit from pursuing biblical counseling specialization and vocational preparation in their local settings (teaching, missions, para-church ministries, community counseling clinics, support ministries – etc.).

In addition to the 80 hours of core studies, the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Counseling Ministry Program consists of 12 hours of required ministry courses, 20 hours of biblical counseling ministry courses, and 8 hours of ministry elective courses. BA in Biblical Counseling Advising Sheet

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Bible / Theology:  44 Hours
General Studies:  36 Hours
Baptist Doctrine 3 College Research Literacy 3
New Testament 1-8 16 American History I & II 6
Old Testament 1 - 8 16 Church History 3
Biblical Hermeneutics 3 English Composition I & II 6
Christian Theology I & II 6 POWER To Succeed 1
Ministry Studies: 12 Hours
General Science 3
Church Administration & Leadership 3 General Science Lab 1
Transition to Ministry 3 General Psychology 3
Spiritual Formation 2 Psychology of Lifespan Development 3
Evangelism & Missions 3 Senior Seminar 1
Missions Preparation 1 Philosophy 3
Fine Arts/Humanities 3
Biblical Counseling: 20 Hours
Biblical Counseling Theology 3
Biblical Counseling Methodology 3
Biblical Counseling and Forgiveness 2
Biblical Counseling and Spiritual Warfare 2
Family Topics in Biblical Counseling 2
Advanced Topics in Biblical Counseling 3
Vocational Counseling OR Pastoral Care 2
Biblical Counseling Practicum 3
Ministry Electives: 8 Hours
(may be taken from CPFS, EPAS, ECHU, EMEV, MUS courses) 8
Required Non-Credit Courses
Christian Services Assignment 1-2
Chapel (every semester)
Report of Church Involvement (every semester)
Math Proficiency
Total: 120 Hours


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Articulate a biblical theology as it relates specifically to the task of counseling.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and sensitivities to the various methodologies of counseling influential to the local church.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the necessary communication skills required for conducting biblical counseling.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the basic premises and biblical critiques of the theories of psychotherapy.
  5. Demonstrate awareness and proficiency in preparation for the commonly anticipated needs of individuals and families seeking biblical counseling.
  6. Demonstrate awareness of opportunities for further personal growth in accreditation, education and professional training in the ministry of biblical counseling.