B.S. Degree - Major Biblical Studies, Minor Biblical Counseling | College of Biblical Studies
CBSHouston

B.S. Degree - Major Biblical Studies, Minor Biblical Counseling

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – FOUR YEAR DEGREE PROGRAM

Major: Biblical Studies

Minor: Biblical Counseling

Program Coordinator: Israel Loken, Ph.D. 

Purpose and Objectives: The Biblical Studies major is designed to equip men and women with the skills necessary for ministry in a variety of contexts. Built on the foundation of inductive Bible interpretation, the program includes training in Christian Leadership and Biblical Counseling. Upon completion of the program, successful students will be able to:

  1. Defend biblically one’s position on major biblical interpretiveissues.
  2. Learn and apply principles for Christianministry.
  3. Categorize major doctrines of the Bible.

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Successful completion of all admissions requirements including completion of high school diploma orGED
  2. Minimum of 24 hours in major completed at CBS
  3. Minimum of 120 hours to graduate
  4. Satisfactory completion of all requirements on Official Degree Plan
  5. Satisfactory completion of 2 units in Christian Service Learning Program and 2 Spiritual Formation units
  6. Cumulative 2.0 grade pointaverage
  7. Academic advising sessions including pre and post testing/measurements
  8. Intent to Graduate Form filed by submitted deadline
  9. Graduation/Diplomafee
  10. No unresolved disciplinary matter, including but not limited to, student code of conduct violations, library, or financial obligation
  11. Completion of exit counseling for students with Stafford or PLUS loans
  12. Approval by CBS faculty
  13. See Graduation Requirements for additional requirement(s) for all academic programs

MAJOR: BIBLICAL STUDIES

Minor: Biblical Counseling

GENERAL STUDIES

HRS

ADDITIONAL COURSES

HRS

ENGLISH 9 hours

 

BIBLE 21 hours

 

ENGL 1301 English Composition 1

3

BIBL 1311 Pentateuch

3

ENGL 1302 English Composition 2

3

BIBL 1312 Historical Literature

3

ENGL 2312 Research and Writing

3

BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature

2

College Preparedness 3 hours

 

BIBL 1414 Prophets

4

GNED 1301 Steward Your College Experience

3

BIBL 1321 Gospels

3

SOCIAL SCIENCES 3 hours

 

BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles

3

HIST 2321 Western Civilization 1OR

HIST 2322 Western Civilization 2

3

BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation

3

THEOLOGY 12 hours

 

NATURAL SCIENCE/COMPUTER 6 hours

 

THEO 1311 Introduction to Theological Method

3

BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology1

3

THEO 1312 God, Christ, and Holy Spirit

3

COSC 1317 Introduction to Computing

3

THEO 1313 Man, Sin, and Salvation

3

FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES 9 hours

 

THEO 1314 Angels, Church, and Prophecy

3

ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech2

3

MINISTRY SKILLS 9 hours

 

PHIL 2304 Introduction to Philosophy

3

MSMN 1301 Bible Study Methods

3

PHIL 3305 Christian Ethics

3

MSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical Teaching

3

CHRISTIAN SERVICE 2 units

 

MSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual Life

3

MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 1

1u

GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES 12 hours

 

MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 2

1u

General Education Electives

12

SPIRITUAL FORMATION 2 units

 

FREE ELECTIVES 6 hours

 

MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation, 1

1u

Free Electives

6

MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation, 2

1u

 

 

 

MAJOR COURSES 30 hours

HRS

LEADERSHIP COURSES 3 hours

 

LSOL 3301 Introduction to Christian Leadership

3

BIBLE/THEOLOGY 6 hours

 

BIBL 4331 Advanced Hermeneutics

3

THEO 3341 Apologetics

3

BIBLICAL COUNSELING COURSE 3 hours

 

MSBC 3313 Introduction to Biblical Framework Counseling

3

Upper Level Bible or Theology or Women's Ministry or Ministry Skills or Language Department Electives 18 hours

 

Upper Level Bible or Theology or Women's Ministry or Ministry Skills or Language Department Electives               

18

1 ASTR 2301 Astronomy may substitute for BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology

2 MSMN 1303 Principles of Biblical Teaching, Expository Preaching classes, MSPM 3300-3305, and MSWM 3323 Women Teaching Women may substitute for ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech. Expository Preaching classes, MSPM 3300-3305, are for men only. MSWM 3323 Women Teaching Women is for women only.

Minor: Biblical Counseling

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-V. 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.

Suggested Sequence

Year

Fall

Spring

Summer

1

MSMN 1301 Bible Study Methods

GNED 1301 Stewarding Your College Experience

ENGL 1301 English Composition 1

COSC 1317 Introduction to Computing

BIBL 1311 Pentateuch

BIBL 1321 Gospels

ENGL 1302 English Composition 2

THEO 1311 Introduction to
Theological Method

THEO 1312 God, Christ, and Holy Spirit

BIBL 1312 Historical Literature

ENGL 2312 Research and Writing

MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation

2

THEO 1313 Man, Sin, and Salvation

ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech

BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature

General Education Elective

MSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical Teaching

THEO 1314 Angels, Church, and Prophecy

BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles

General Education Elective

BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation

BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology

HIST 1322 Western Civilization 1 or 2

MCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning Program

3

MSBC 3313 Introduction to Biblical Framework Counseling

MSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual Life

BIBL 1414 Prophets

General Education Elective

THEO 3341 Apologetics

MSBC 3312 Comparative Analysis of Psychological Counseling, Cristian Integrative Counseling and Biblical Counseling

LSOL 3301 Introduction to Christian Leadership

General Education Elective

MSBC 3314 Analysis of Common Problems Through Biblical Framework Counseling

BIBL 4331 Advanced Hermeneutics

Upper Level Biblical Counseling Elective

MCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning Program

4

PHIL 2304 Introduction to Philosophy

Upper Level Biblical Counseling Elective

MSBC 4303 Biblical Counseling Process and Methodologies

Free Elective

PHIL 3305 Christian Ethics

Upper Level Biblical Counseling Elective

MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation

Free Elective