Your Ministry Maximized

Do you feel called to ministry? Do you have a desire to help those who are hurting? Preparation begins with the College of Biblical Studies. Our online Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies and Biblical Counseling degree* (BSBC) offers comprehensive training and spiritual development for those seeking to:

  • Serve in church or para-church organizations
  • Provide practical help for hurting people/relationships based on the instruction and wisdom of the Bible
  • Address difficult and controversial issues through scriptural application
  • Lay the foundation for seminary or graduate-level theological study
  • Know Christ better through biblical and theological education


The BSBC degree is offered online as part of our Accelerated Degree Completion Program. This program has been designed for the working adult who has completed at least 69 hours of college credit that meets prerequisite requirements. This program is structured five weeks in length in a cohort model and can be completed in as little as two years.


Course Information

The goal of this online ministry degree is to produce graduates who are prepared to bring Christ to others within diverse ministry contexts and equip students with the competency to counsel from the sufficiency and supremacy of the Bible which includes the Biblical Framework model of counseling.


Courses are developed and taught by knowledgeable, degreed and experienced professors. Many of our professors are pastors and/or have established counseling ministries within the community. The degree program is comprised of 123 credit hours. The core curriculum includes Bible and Theology, Language, Church Ministries and Bible Counseling disciplines.


Upon successful completion of the program, students will:

  • Categorize the literary forms of biblical books.
  • Understand a variety of literary devices and genres.
  • Understand historical foundations of the western world.
  • Apply principles of Christian ministry in a variety of settings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Biblical Framework model for biblical counseling.
  • Apply principles of biblical counseling to specific counseling situations.


Program Features: Online Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies and Biblical Counseling

  • Choose when and where you study with convenient online learning.
  • Take courses year-round with our accelerated course progression.
  • Develop the skills you need to enter service immediately after graduation or move on to further theological study.
  • Prepare for ministry with the support of experienced professors in an accredited, biblical college.
  • Build meaningful relationships with classmates through our interactive learning environment.
  • Apply principles of biblical counseling to specific counseling situations. Program Features: Online Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies and Biblical Counseling.


*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.


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Our online students have the same access to our academic advisors as do our on campus students. To talk with an advisor, call us as 832.252.4661.


Questions? Need more information? We’re here to help! Contact our Admissions office at 713-772-4253 or [email protected].

Program Details

54 credit hours

24 month program completion

Courses Begin Every 5 Weeks




The Mission of CBS


The College of Biblical Studies-Houston provides biblically based education for the Body of Christ, with primary focus on African-American and other ethnic minority groups, and equips its students with a biblical worldview for Christian service to the church and the world.


CBS has been providing quality biblically based education since 1976. For information click here.

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