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Counseling Ministries Requirements

B.A. in Bible and Theology with a Counseling Ministries Minor

This minor is designed to prepare students for graduate studies in counseling, psychology, and other related fields. Although graduates from the program are not eligible to practice counseling as licensed professionals, this minor does provide a foundational understanding of counseling that can be used in church and mental health settings.

Biblical Studies Core of 36 semester credit hours:

BIB1330 Bible Overview – 3 hours
• BIB1332 Hermeneutics – 3 hours
BIB2131 Narrative Art in the Gospels – 3 hours
BIB3132 Pentateuch – 3 hours
BIB3232 Bible Introduction – 3 hours
BIB3230 Romans – 3 hours
THEO1331 Foundations of Bib Doctrine – 3 hours
THEO2130 Theology 1 – 3 hours
• THEO2230 Theology 2 – 3 hours
THEO3130 Theology 3 – 3 hours
• THEO3230 Theology 4 – 3 hours
ICS1331 Evangelism – 3 hours

Arts and Sciences Core of 36 semester credit hours:

CIS1330 Introduction to Computers – 3 hours
ENG1330 English Composition 1 – 3 hours
• ENG1331 English Composition 2 – 3 hours
HIST2130 Western Civilization – 3 hours
MTH2131 College Algebra – 3 hours
• Philosophy Requirement – 3 hours
PHIL3131 Intro to Philosophy or
PHIL3531 History of Philosophy 1 or
PHIL3532 History of Philosophy 2
PSY2132 General Psychology – 3 hours
SPCH1331 Oral Communication – 3 hours
• Health and Physical Education Elective – 1 hour
FORM1230 Christians Traditions – 3 hours
• FORM3220 Faith and Learning – 2 hours
• Literature Elective (non-composition) – 3 hours
BIO2130 Anatomy & Physiology – 3 hours

Program Courses:

Additional Biblical Studies Courses – 6 hours
• ICS1131 Cultural Anthropology – 3 hours
BIB2531 I Corinthians – 3 hours

Additional Arts and Sciences Courses – 6 hours
BIO2110L Anatomy & Physiology Lab – 1 hour
PSY4421 Abnormal Psychology – 2 hours
PSY2232 Human Growth & Development – 3 hours

Church Education Courses – 15 hours
CHED1220 Intro to Church Education – 3 hours
ELED3130 Educational Psychology – 3 hours
CHED3520 Adult Development & Ministry – 2 hours
CHED4520 Principles & Practices of Discipling – 2 hours
CHED4531 Group Dynamics – 3 hours
CHED4720 Biblical Principles of Leadership – 2 hours

Counseling Ministries Courses – 26 hours
COUN2130 Intro to Counseling/Personality Theory – 3 hours
COUN3230 Counseling Techniques & Practices – 3 hours
COUN3120 Counseling Ethics – 2 hours
COUN3220 Biblical View of Persons – 2 hours
COUN3731 Marriage, Family, Child Counseling – 3 hours
COUN4120 Crisis Counseling – 2 hours
COUN4130 Person of the Counselor – 3 hours
• COUN4221 Experimental Design – 2 hours
COUN4121 Statistics – 2 hours
COUN4110 Senior Seminar – 1 hour
COUN3310 Counseling Practicum 1 – 1 hour
COUN4320 Counseling Practicum 2 – 2 hours

Open Electives – 3 hours

Total Semester Credit Hours – 128

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