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College of Religious Studies-Bachelor's Science

Major in Christian Counseling

The Major in Christian Counseling has its foundation in ministerial preparation as well as counseling. The program consists of general education courses and courses in ministry, theology, and religion.

Program Objectives
The Major in Christian Counseling provides the students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to listen, calculate, and communicate effectively. This major prepares students for Christian counseling positions within a church or ministry and is designed to provide this ever-changing society with 21st century leaders with a heart for God and God’s people.

The Major in Christian Counseling does not qualify the student to be licensed in counseling, nor does it meet the requirements to take the required examinations for such licenses.

Major in Christian Counseling
Term I Course Names Credits

ENG 101

English Grammar and Composition I

(3 credits)
HIS 101 Introduction to History I (3 credits)
LDR 101 Principles and Practices of Leadership (3 credits)

REL 101

Old Testament Survey

(3 credits)

BUS 110

Introduction to Computers

(3 credits)
Term II Course Names Credits

MAT 200

College Algebra

(3 credits)
ENG 102 English Grammar and Composition II (3 credits)
REL 120 New Testament Survey (3 credits)

PSY 140

Introduction  to Psychology

(3 credits)

POS 200

Comparative Politics

(3 credits)
Term III Course Names Credits

COM 200

Speech Communication

(3 credits)
HUM 200 Foundation of Ministry (3 credits)
SCI 101,160,161 Health Sciences (3 credits)
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)

HIS 102 –200

History II

(3 credits)
Term IV Course Names Credits

REL 170

Christian Ethics

(3 credits)
COU 300 Christian Counseling (3 credits)
THE 120 Life of Christ (3 credits)

THE 200

Introduction to Theology

(3 credits)

REL 340


(3 credits)
Term V Course Names Credits

COU 200

Human Growth and Development

(3 credits)
PSY 240 Psychology II (3 credits)
COU 310 Christian Counseling II: Self-Confrontation (3 credits)

SOC 360

Social Work Methods

(3 credits)

HIS 100-300

History II

(3 credits)
Term VI Course Names Credits

SOC 200

Sociology II

(3 credits)
COU 320 Christian Counseling Techniques (3 credits)
PSY 340 Social Psychology (3 credits)

MIN 220

World Evangelism

(3 credits)

STA 200


(3 credits)
Term VII Course Names Credits

COU 311

Christian Counseling III: Self-Confrontation

(3 credits)
COU 410 Counseling Ethics and Law (3 credits)
COU 420 Case Management (3 credits)
SOC 365 Personality and Social Development  


Major/Minor Elective

(3 credits)
Term VIII Course Names Credits

COU 421

Crisis Counseling

(3 credits)
COU 470 Community Clinical I (3 credits)
COU 480 Institutional Clinical I (3 credits)
SOC 470 Administration of Social Service Agencies (3 credits)
300-400 Major/Minor Elective (3 credits)

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