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.
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:
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.
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.
*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 admissions advisors as do our on campus students. To talk with an advisor, call us as 832.252.4661.
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"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."