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Minor in Biblical Counseling

The minor in Biblical Counseling is a program of study designed to provide the student with an introduction to the fundamentals of counseling integrated with biblical and theological truth.  Coursework for the Biblical Counseling minor can be used to fulfill some elective requirements in a major area of study. 

A minor in Biblical Counseling does not enable an individual to enter into professional counseling as a vocation, but it does provide the basic tools for effective people-helping and gives foundational knowledge should a student desire to pursue graduate study in counseling or psychology.

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Mr. Ben Mathew 

 

Program Mission

To begin the process of equipping individuals with understandings and basic skills of counseling with the integration of God’s holy Word and train them to serve as people-helpers within various ministry settings.

Program Outcomes

The student will:

  1. demonstrate the ability to integrate a general knowledge of the Bible and major theological concepts with psychological theory.
  2. be aware of and understand the issues and problems that people face in life from a thoroughly-biblical point of view.
  3. be exposed to and evaluate secular and Christian psychological theories and practices from a sound biblical and theological point of view.
  4. develop fundamental counseling skills within a thoroughly-biblical framework, focused on ministry.
  5. develop a deep level of dedication to people and to a ministry of helping them with their lives in a way that is honoring to God.

Biblical Counseling Minor Requirements

  • The following courses must be taken in pre-requisite order:

    • Introduction to Psychology (PSY 151)
    • Counseling Foundations (COU 161)
    • Methods and Techniques of Counseling (COU 210)
    • Group Dynamics (COU 310)
    • Crisis Counseling (COU 410)
    • Ethics and Issues of Counseling (COU 420)
    • Multicultural Counseling Techniques (COU 470)
  • The course below may be taken at any time during a student’s academic program:

    • Marriage and Family Life (SOC 109)

22 credit hours