B.S. Degree in Biblical Counseling (Accelerated Degree Completion)

Purpose of Bacheler of Science Degree in Biblical Counseling (Accelerated Degree Completion)

The purpose of the 123-hour program with split majors in Biblical Studies and Biblical Counseling culminating in a Bachelor of Science degree is to provide a biblical model for biblical counseling.  The training will prepare men and women to engage in church, parachurch or private biblical counseling and provide a base for seminary or other graduate training.  Note: The courses offered in the curriculum are not designed to meet academic or other requirements of the State of Texas for licensure as a professional counselor.  

Quick Facts of B.S. Degree in Biblical Counseling (Accelerated Degree Completion)

Credit Hours

  • 123 total credit hours
  • Must have at least 69 hours of college credit
  • At least 36 credits must be in specific categories of general education. 

Program Goals of B.S. Degree in Biblical Counseling (Accelerated Degree Completion):

  1. Categorize the literary forms of biblical books.
  2. Understand a variety of literary devices and genres.
  3. Understand historical foundations of the western world.
  4. Apply principles of Christian ministry in a variety of settings.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the Biblical Framework model for biblical counseling.
  6. Apply principles of biblical counseling to specific counseling situations.

Students take only one course at a time in the curriculum, attending one 4-hour class session with breakout sessions for small-group collaborative and independent work each week. The courses are accelerated five weeks in length. The program is 24-months of six consecutive semesters, requiring 9 credits each semester from the CBS core curriculum. Students are members of a continuing class - a cohort group, among whom an atmosphere of shared learning and personal, family, ministry and career interests develops. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a Bachelor of Science Degree with major in Biblical Studies and Christian Leadership.