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BA, Counseling Psychology

The Counseling Psychology degree is designed to provide increased knowledge of the Bible and its interpretation along with an understanding of psychological theory and methodology sufficient to prepare students for graduate study leading to licensure, work in the not-for profit sector, local church ministry, and international or North American missions.

BA Degree Objectives

The objectives for students graduating with the Bachelor of Arts degree are as follows:

  1. Demonstrate an increased understanding of the Christian worldview in relation to the natural and social world.
  2. Demonstrate an increased understanding of the theological foundations of Christian ministry.
  3. Demonstrate increased competence in practical skills of Christian ministry such as information management, strategic decision-making, and communication.
  4. Demonstrate an enhanced foundation for subsequent formal and informal education.

Counseling Psychology Major Objectives

Students graduating with the Counseling Psychology major will be able to do the following:

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with key concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  2. Articulate a biblical worldview while demonstrating an understanding of existing models of spiritual integration related to the study of psychology.
  3. Understand and apply basic research design, data analysis, and interpretation.

Catalog

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE (48 HOURS)
BN170 Introduction to Business and Finance
CM110 Basic Communication
GE101 English Composition I
GE102 English Composition II
GE135 Quantitative Reasoning
GE185 Introduction to Physical Science
GE205 World Geography
GE240 Survey of World Literature
GS181 Integrative Seminar I, Leadership
GS382 Integrative Seminar II, Assessment
GS483 Integrative Seminar III, Capstone
HM300 Introduction to Philosophy
HM344 Christianity and the Arts
HT113 Church History II
HT210 American History
HT411 World Religions
MS201 Global Missions
PY100 Introduction to Psychology

BIBLICAL CORE (30 HOURS)
BS115 Old Testament Survey I
BS116 Old Testament Survey II
BS117 New Testament Survey I
BS118 New Testament Survey II
BS204 Introduction to Hermeneutics
HT200 Introduction to Ethics
HT350 Christian Doctrine I
HT351 Christian Doctrine II
HT450 The Church
MN201 Personal Evangelism and Discipleship

COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY major (30 HOURS)
CO101 Counseling Theories
CO105 Professional Orientation and Ethics
CO222 Marriage and Family Counseling
CO230 Theory & Methods of Group Counseling
CO339 Multicultural Counseling
CO426 Diagnosis and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
CO455 Supervised Counseling Practicum
MN225 Interpersonal Counseling and Conflict Management
PY203 Developmental Psychology
PY234 Abnormal Psychology

ELECTIVES (12 HOURS)