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Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Counseling

Prepare for a Career in Counseling

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Counseling equips students to serve in a wide variety of biblical guidance ministries in local churches, counseling centers, or missions settings. Students will develop skills in counseling, pastoral care, and family ministries. The focus of biblical counseling is to bring the wisdom of God’s Word and the hope of the gospel to restore broken people, marriages, and families and to offer care for souls.



120 Semester Hours

Average Completion Time
4 Years

Campus or Online


You Might Like This Program If…

  • You are a pastor, serve on a church staff, or serve as a layperson with the church to meet the multitude of needs of the congregation. 
  • You long to care for the one in five adults in the United States who experience mental illness each year. 
  • You desire to meet counseling needs at a local Christian counseling center, a hospital/healthcare setting, or on the mission field. 

Program Objectives

Each student will be able to:

  • Describe the theology and methodology of biblical counseling.
  • Develop a biblical and theological understanding of human nature, human problems, and appropriate solutions.
  • Apply principles of biblical counseling to specific counseling situations. 

Potential Career Paths

  • Pastor
  • Christian counselor
  • Chaplain
  • Men or Women’s Ministry Leader

Sample Course Outline

Year 1:  How to Study the Bible, OT Survey, NT Survey
Year 2:  Evangelism & Missions, Doctrine, Hermeneutics
Year 3:  Intro. to Biblical Counseling, Theological Foundations of Biblical Counseling, Emotions & Addictions, Grief/Death/Crisis Counseling
Year 4:  Contemporary Issues in Biblical Counseling, Biblical Counseling and the Church, Methods of Biblical Counseling, How to Counsel

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