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Christian Counseling Concentration

Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries (Four-Year Degree) – 130 credits

The Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries with a concentration in Christian Counseling is a non-licensure, non-clinical four-year program that is designed to prepare the student for advanced studies in the Christian Counseling field or for pastoral care positions.It not only equips the student academically, but also is designed to prepare the student spiritually and practically with various Christian service requirements and mentoring opportunities.This program specializes in providing opportunities for practical experience and training in the field of Christian Counseling with the expectation that students would pursue additional studies for licensure or would be prepared for pastoral care positions.

The program does not meet the requirements for a Virginia professional counseling license.

Graduates in the Christian Counseling Concentration will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate competence in the basic terminology and concepts of psychology and counseling.
  2. Analyze developmental psychological patterns.
  3. Analyze behaviors against personality theories.
  4. Communicate effectively using appropriate research style and methods.
  5. Articulate the Biblical and theological basis of Christian Counseling.

Curriculum Requirements
130 CR
Biblical Studies (BS)
26 hours
Theological Studies(TS)
6 hours
Professional Studies (PS)
62 hours
General Studies (GS)
36 hours

FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester
16.5 CR
GEN 100 Freshman Seminar
1
ENG 101 Grammar & Composition
3
MAT 115 Elements of Math
3
PSY 200 or SOC 200
3
SCI 100 General Health and Wellness
1
BIB 105 Old Testament Survey
3
MIN 101 Spiritual Formation I
2
GEN 101 Library Resources
0
CHS 101 Christian Service
0.5
Spring Semester
16.5 CR
ENG 102 Composition & Literature
3
SCI 101 Life Science Lecture
3
SCI 102 Life Science Lab
1
MIN 102 Spiritual Formation II
2
MIN 110 Relational Outreach
2
BIB 110 New Testament Survey
3
WOR 202 Biblical Found. of Worship
2
CHS 102 Christian Service
0.5

SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester
16.5 CR
COM 101 Speech Communications
3
HIS 201 American History I
3
BIB 150 Principles of Bible Study I
3
MIN 211 Christian Ethics
2
MIS 100 World Christian Perspectives
3
ENG 201 Academic Writing
2
CHS 201 Christian Service
0.5
Spring Semester
16.5 CR
BIB 202 Pentateuch
2
BIB 213 Book of Acts
2
HIS 202 American History II
3
THE 201 Theology I
3
COUN 201 Introduction to Christian Counseling
3
Interdisciplinary minor elective
3
CHS 202 Christian Service
0.5

JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
17.5 CR
THE 220 Hist. of the Christian Church
3
BIB 210 Life & Teachings of Christ
2
PSY 310 Developmental Psychology
3
MIN 240 Christian Leadership
3
PSY 354 Statistics for the Social Sciences
3
MIN 264 Apologetics
3
CHS 301 Christian Service
0.5
Spring Semester
15.5 CR
BIB 314 Pauline Epistles
2
PSY 341 Psychology of Personality
3
PSY 355 Introduction to Research
3
MIN 260 Administration of Ministry
2
PRA 301 Practicum I
2
Interdisciplinary minor elective
3
CHS 302 Christian Service
0.5

SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
16.5 CR
HUM 301 Contemp. Soc. Christ.View
3
PSY371 Theories of Counseling/Psychotherapy
3
PSY 430 Abnormal Psychology
3
PRA 302 Practicum II
2
COUN 202 Issues of Christian Counseling
2
COUN 302 Christian Counseling for Children
3
CHS 401 Christian Service
0.5
Spring Semester
14.5 CR
GEN 400 Senior Seminar
1
SOC 400 Marriage & Family
3
COUN 303 Christ. Counsel for Marriage & Fam
3
COUN 304 Christian Counseling for Women
3
PRA 400 Ministry Internship
4
CHS 402 Christian Service
0.5
BIB 400 Bible Review III
0