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Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies with Biblical Counseling Minor

Purpose

The Biblical Counseling minor is designed to provide men and women with biblical and theological education for counseling in the local church and other ministries. The minor intends to equip students with the competency to counsel from the sufficiency and supremacy of the Bible which includes the Biblical Framework model of counseling.  It includes training in marriage and family, crisis counseling and counseling in many of the categories of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-IV-TR.  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

  • Minimum of 24 hours im major completed at CBS
  • Minimum of 127 hours to graduate

Program Goals

  1. Categorize the literary forms of biblical books.
  2. Know foundational principles of inductive Bible interpretation.
  3. Defend biblically one’s position on major biblical interpretive issues.
  4. Understand a variety of literary devices and genres.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the Biblical Framework model for biblical counseling.
  6. Learn skills useful for Christian ministry.
  7. Apply principles of Christian ministry in a variety of settings.

Suggested Sequence

Curriculum (Suggested for Full-time Students)

Year 1

  • MSMN 1301 Bible Study Methods
  • HIST 2321 Western Civilization 1
  • ENGL 1301 English Composition 1
  • COSC 1317 Basic Computer Science
  • BIBL 1311 Pentateuch
  • ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech
  • ENGL 1302 English Composition 2
  • THEO 1311 Introduction to Theological Method
  • MCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning Program
  • THEO 1312 God, Christ and Holy Spirit
  • BIBL 1312 Historical Literature
  • ENGL 2312 Research and Writing
  • HIST 1322 Western Civilization 2

Year 2

  • THEO 1313 Man, Sin and Salvation
  • BIBL 1321 Gospels
  • Language/Culture/Humanities 1
  • BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature
  • MSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical Teaching
  • Language/Culture/Humanities 2
  • THEO 1314 Angels, Church and Prophecy
  • BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles
  • MSMN 1103 Principles of Biblical Teaching Lab
  • MCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning Program
  • BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation
  • MATH 1322 Mathematical Principles

Year 3

  • MSBC 3302 Theological Foundations of Biblical Counseling
  • MSMN 2301 Missions, Evangelism and Discipleship
  • MSMN 2302 Spiritual Life
  • BIBL 1414 Prophets
  • MSBC 3301 Introduction to Biblical Counseling
  • LSOL 3301 Introduction to Christian Leadership
  • ENGL 2332 Literary Tradition
  • HIST 2323 or 2324 Church History
  • MSBC 3304 Marriage/Family
  • BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology
  • GOVT 2301 Principles of American Politics
  • MCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning Program
  • Upper Level Bible/Theology Elective

Year 4

  • MSBC 4301 Advanced Biblical Counseling 1
  • PHIL 2304 Worldview
  • MSBC 3303 Analysis of Common Counseling Problems
  • Elective
  • MSBC 4303 The Counseling Process
  • MSBC 4302 Advanced Biblical Counseling 2
  • PHIL 3305 Christian Ethics
  • Elective