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Christian Counseling Major

The mission of the Christian Counseling major is to affect a Christian worldview undergraduate education that prepares the student to be a gospel witness to the world and his/her profession, to be able to pursue a graduate degree in mental health science, to be able to enter the mental health science field at an entry level, to be motivated to be a Christian healer, and to be a discipler of mental-health concerns in churches and communities.

This program is designed for those pursuing a professional or church based counseling ministry or any type of ministry in which counseling is required. Building upon the general education and biblical/theological foundation, this degree provides an intensive 21 hours in a biblical/theological concentration to accompany the 38 hours in the psychology and counseling discipline. This program provides all the tools necessary to assist men, women, families, youth, and children with sound Biblical counsel.

Christian Counseling Course Requirements | 120 Total Hours

General Education Foundation (33 hours)

Specializations within General Educational Foundation
  • STA 300
  • HI 211 and HI 212 (preferred), OR HI 223 and HI 224
  • SCI 201 (preferred), OR SCI 202, OR SCI 203
  • IT 202

General Electives (10 hours)

Biblical/Theological Foundation (18 hours)

Major (59 hours)

Biblical/Theological Concentration (21 hours)
  • BI 212 Biblical Hermeneutics
  • TH 301 Christian Doctrine I
  • TH 302 Christian Doctrine II
  • Any 12 hours of BI, OT, NT courses (OT 301 Doctrine of Creation, OT 441 Genesis, and
    NT 451 Prison Epistles suggested in this twelve hours)
Christian Counseling Concentration (38 hours)
  • PSY 101 The Christian Counseling Community Mission Program
  • PSY 201 General Psychology (included in General Education Foundation)
  • PSY 300 The Christian Marriage
  • PSY 302 Psychology of Parenting
  • PSY 303 Premarital and Marital Counseling
  • PSY 307 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 310 The Psychology of Learning and Teaching
  • PSY 330 Marriage and Family-Life Education
  • PSY 340 Theories of Counseling
  • PSY 370 Mental Disorders and Their Treatments
  • PSY 380 Tests and Measurement
  • PSY 390 Introduction to Psychotherapy
  • PSY 400 Experimental Psychology
  • PSY 430 Case Management
  • PSY 440 Counseling Practicum
  • PSY 490 Senior Research Project

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