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Bachelor of Science - Major Biblical Counseling

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – FOUR YEAR DEGREE PROGRAM

Major: Biblical Counseling

Program Coordinator: Nicolas Ellen, D.Min.

Purpose and Objectives: The purpose of the 120-hour program with major in Biblical Counseling culminating in a Bachelor of Science degree is to provide a thoroughly 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. 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. Upon completion of the program, successful students will:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the Biblical Framework model for biblicalcounseling.
  2. Apply principles of biblical counseling to specific counselingsituations.

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Successful completion of all admissions requirements including completion of high school diploma orGED
  2. Minimum of 24 hours in major completed atCBS
  3. Minimum of 120 hours tograduate
  4. Satisfactory completion of all requirements on Official DegreePlan
  5. Satisfactory completion of 2 units in Christian Service LearningProgram and 2 Spiritual Formation units
  6. Cumulative 2.0 grade pointaverage
  7. Academic advising sessions including pre and posttesting/measurements
  8. Intent to Graduate Form filed by submitteddeadline
  9. Graduation/Diplomafee
  10. No unresolved disciplinary matter, including but not limited to, student code of conduct violations, library, or financialobligation
  11. Completion of exit counseling for students with Stafford or PLUSloans
  12. Approval by CBSfaculty
  13. See Graduation Requirements for additional requirement(s) for all academicprograms

Major 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 6 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

MSBC 3311 Theological Foundations for Biblical Counseling

3

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

3

MSBC 3313 Introduction to Biblical Framework Counseling

3

MSBC 3314 Analysis of Common Problems Through Biblical Framework Counseling (Prerequisite: MSBC 3313)

 

3

MSBC 3315 Marriage and Family

 

3

MSBC 3316 Crisis Counseling

 

3

MSBC 3317 Addiction Counseling

 

3

MSBC 4301 Advanced Concepts in Biblical Framework Counseling 1 (Prerequisite: MSBC 3314)

 

 3

MSBC 4302 Advanced Concepts in Biblical Framework Counseling 2 (Prerequisite: MSBC 4301)

 

 3

MSBC 4303 Biblical Counseling Process and Methodologies (Prerequisite: MSBC 3314)

 

 3

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.

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

MSBC 3311 Theological Foundations for Biblical Counseling

 

General Education Elective

THEO 1314 Angels, Church, and Prophecy

BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles

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

 

BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation

BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology

MSBC 3313 Introduction to Biblical Framework Counseling

MCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning Program

 

3

MSBC 3314 Analysis of Common Problems Through Biblical Framework Counseling

MSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual Life

BIBL 1414 Prophets

HIST 1322 Western Civ 1 or 2

MSBC 3315 Marriage and Family

THEO 3341 Apologetics

MSBC 3316 Crisis Counseling

General Education Elective

General Education Elective

MSBC 3317 Addiction Counseling

MSBC 4301 Advanced Concepts in Biblical Framework Counseling 1

MCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning Program

 

4

PHIL 2304 Intro to Philosophy

MSBC 4302 Adv Concepts in Biblical Framework Counseling 2

General Education Elective

Free Elective

PHIL 3305 Christian Ethics

MSBC 4303 Biblical Counseling Process and Methodologies

MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation

Free Elective