The Cohort Experience

Cohorts are designed with the adult learner in mind. Adult learners have specific responsibilities and challenges. In a cohort model, you will become part of a group that will be together from the first course through graduation. You will build trust, communication and camaraderie with other adults who personally understand the rigors of obtaining a degree while taking care of a family, career and other realities of life.

Research shows that students who participate in cohort groups have higher graduation rates, a greater sense of community with their peers, and the ability to better plan their degrees due to the structured order of courses.

Students take only one course at a time and the courses are accelerated five weeks in length. The program is 24-months of six consecutive semesters, requiring 9 credits each semester from CBS core curriculum.


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:

  1. Categorize the literary forms of biblical books.
  2. Understand a variety of literary devices and genres.
  3. Understand historical foundations of the western world.
  4. Apply principles of Christian ministry in a variety of settings.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the Biblical Framework model for biblical counseling.
  6. 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.

Take the first step toward success. Be a part of the CBS experience – where training in truth leads to your life transformation. You’re just one click away.

Our online students have the same access to our admissions 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 admissions@cbshouston.edu.

Registration Deadline:

  • August 18, 2014

Class start dates:

  • August 25, 2014
  • 6:00 pm CST

Program Details:

  • 54 credit hours
  • 24 month program completion
  • Courses Begin Every 5 Weeks

"The College of Biblical Studies has challenged me to be excellent in my ministry work -not only to learn in the academic setting but to prove it by going and applying what I’ve learned in other settings. Because this college does not compromise their compassion for students with challenges, I’m on track to be the first brother in my family to receive a degree."

- Jimmie Brown