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What a Bachelors Christian Counseling Degree Program Looks Like

If you research the curriculum for programs at different seminaries, you will find a wide range of courses available for the field of study.

The typical credit hour requirement is 120, but that is not rigid. Some programs allow students credit for courses from other schools and documented life experiences.

Very few institutions offer a pure “Bachelors in Christian Counseling” degree because credit hour requirement generally requires that other general and prerequisite course be included. Most Bachelors students have High School Diplomas/GED only so many insitutions require this broader range of courses.

Generally, they can be grouped into five main areas. Typical courses in each area might include (but not include all of) the following:

General Education Courses

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Christian Life and Thought
  • Bible Survey Courses
  • Evangelism
  • Elements of Christian Life

Basic Christian Counseling Courses (Required)

  • General psychology/nature of man
  • Introduction to Christian Counseling
  • Christian Counseling for
    • Marriage & Families
    • Children
    • Men/Women

Specialty Christian Counseling Courses (Students choose)

  • Addictions
  • Group Counseling
  • Sexual Disorders
  • Dealing with Fear
  • Dealing with Anger
  • Counseling for Trauma/Abuse
  • Grief Counseling
  • Counseling the Depressed
  • Eating Disorders

Practicum Requirements

  • May include supervised sessions with a Supervisor
  • Preparing reports/papers

Thesis Requirements

  • *Generally, there is no thesis requirement