Bachelor of Biblical Counseling

If you believe God is calling you to bring hope, freedom, and identity to a hurting world, our Bachelor of Biblical Counseling degree has been designed to prepare you for ministry. TKU’s biblical counseling degree will teach you how to integrate psychological theories with biblical truths under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, as you are equipped for a career in Spirit-led, Christian counseling.

Students who earn this degree go on to careers in freedom ministry, nonprofit service, biblical counseling in the local church, and more. This degree program is available online or on-ground (Southlake).



The Bachelor of Biblical Counseling degree offers two concentration paths. The Church and Community Care concentration will benefit students preparing for pastoral, ministerial, and lay counseling ministries within the local church, parachurch community agencies, and other organizations that provide supportive soul care, but do not require licensure from a state board.

The Pre-Professional Counseling concentration will benefit students preparing for eventual professional counseling licensure by a state board. The electives are designed to provide a foundation for knowledge regarding research methods, basic statistics, neuroscience, and systemic application in the social science field.

Meet the Director

Dr. Linda Hoover

My education and life’s work are a mix of pastoral ministry and clinical practice. It’s great to offer students an integrated learning experience, drawing from both perspectives. My heart is to develop Spirit-formed counselors who have a solid theological and biblical foundation.

Why The King's
  • Spirit-formed leaders training Spirit-formed leaders. Given that many of our credentialed faculty are actively involved in ministry, their teaching comes from a perspective of applied knowledge.
  • Whole-person formation. For us, it’s not just about what you learn, it’s about who you become. We believe your transformation for ministry should include deepening your walk with Jesus.
  • Culture of worship and prayer. It could be the prayer room, weekly chapel, a classroom, or just a hallway – wherever it occurs, we live a life of prayer and worship.
  • Community of care. Whether you take classes online or on-ground, soul care from faculty, staff, and peers extends from the classroom into your daily life.
  • Growth in difference. When you get into a classroom with different generations, ethnicities, experiences, and faith journeys, you grow both personally and spiritually. You maintain your difference, but you grow in unity.
Program Objectives

The Bachelor of Biblical Counseling degree seeks to:

  • Provide a solid biblical and theological foundation for the practice of biblical counseling;
  • Develop the personal and professional 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;
  • Develop a professional stance on the integration of biblical truth and psychological theory; and
  • Integrate a personal theology of psycho-spiritual growth.


BIBM 1301 Spirit Formed Life 3
BIBH 1301 Pentecostal Charismatic Movements 3
BIBL 1300 Introduction to Bible 3
BIBT 1304 Christian Worldview 3
BIBL 2302 Life of Jesus 3
BIBT 2303 To the Jew First 3


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
Science Elective 4
PHIL 2301 Christian Ethics 3
PHIL 3305 Philosophy and Christian Thought 3


BIBL 1305 Old Testament Surveys 3
BIBL 1306 New Testament Survey 3
BIBM 1302 Spirit Formed Ministry 3
BIBM 3302 Leadership Development 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 4302 Substance Abuse and Addiction 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


BIBM 2101 Practicum Prep 1
 BIBM 3201 Junior Practicum 2
BIBM 3201 Junior Practicum 2


*Classes may only be taken from one concentration
Church and Community Care OR Pre-Professional Counseling:
BIBT 2304 The Blessed Church OR BIBC 3315 Marriage and Family Therapy 3
BIBM 2304 Pastoral Ministry OR BIBC 3306 Neuropsychology 3
BIBC 3304 Counseling in the Church OR BIBC 4303 Research Methods and Statistics 3


Open Electives 3
Elective from any BIBC/BIBL/BIBT course not already required in program 3


“There’s something different about TKU and you do not fully understand that until you get here. It changes you. He changes you! No place I’d rather be.”