Bachelor of Biblical Counseling

Program Objectives

This degree seeks to:

  • Provide a solid biblical and theological foundation for the practice of biblical counseling;
  • Develop the personal life of the student;
  • Provide basic knowledge and skills necessary for effective Christian counseling;
  • Integrate basic psychological theories with Scripture; and
  • This is a pre-professional program which seeks to prepare, equip and empower students for Christian counseling in the local church, or for graduate studies in counseling or Divinity.

Learning Outcomes

In addition to achieving success with the Undergraduate Core Curriculum Requirements Learning outcomes, upon completing this degree, students will be able to:

  • Apply a solid knowledge of Scripture with proper hermeneutical skills;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and theology of biblical counseling;
  • Identify the qualifying factors in a calling toward biblical counseling;
  • Explain how to equip the local church ministry in biblical counseling;
  • Describe the various styles of biblical counseling and their distinctives; and
  • Integrate a personal theology of psycho-spiritual growth.
Curriculum
Total Hours 124
  • 15
  • 38
  • 54
  • 5
  • 12
  • Christian Foundations 15 Hours
    • BIBM 1301 Spirit Formed Life 3
    • BIBH 1301 Pentecostal Charismatic Movements 3
    • BIBT 1304 Christian Worldview 3
    • BIBL 1300 Introduction to Bible 3
    • BIBL 2302 Life of Jesus 3
  • General Education 38 Hours
    • UNIV 1101 Student Success Strategies 1
    • ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
    • ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
    • COMS 2303 Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication 3
    • History Elective 3
    • Math Elective 3
    • Behavioral Science Elective 3
    • Humanities Elective 3
    • Humanities Elective 3
    • Science Elective 4
    • BIBM 3302 Leadership Development 3
    • PHIL 2301 Christian Ethics 3
    • PHIL 3305 Philosophy and Christian Thought 3
  • Major 54 Hours
    • BIBL 1302 New Testament Studies 3
    • BIBL 1301 Old Testament Studies 3
    • BIBM 1302 Spirit Formed Ministry 3
    • BIBT 2303 To the Jew First 3
    • BIBL 2301 Biblical Background and Interpretation 3
    • BIBM 2305 Healthy Family Dynamics 3
    • BIBC 2301 Biblical Counseling 3
    • BIBC 3305 Counseling Skills 3
    • SOCI 3301 Human Development 3
    • BIBM 3314 Health and Wellness/Life Coaching 3
    • BIBC 3301 Counseling Theory 3
    • BIBC 3315 Marriage and Family Counseling 3
    • BIBC 4305 Group Counseling 3
    • BIBC 4301 Crisis Counseling 3
    • BIBC 4310 Counseling Children and Adolescents 3
    • PSYC 4305 Personality Development 3
    • BIBM 4302 Senior Capstone Project 3
    • BIBM 4303 Senior Internship 3
  • Experiential Learning 5 Hours
    • BIBM 2101 Practicum Prep 1
    • BIBM 3201 Junior Practicum 2
    • BIBM 3201 Junior Practicum 2
  • Electives 12 Hours
    • Biblical/Theological Studies Electives (From any BIBL/BIBT/BGRK/BHEB course) 12