Divinity in Christian Counseling Programs of Study

Program Description

The degrees offered for Divinity in Behavioral Science are awarded to students completing 64 credit hours for Associate of Arts; an Additional 64 credit hours for Bachelor of Arts; 48 Credit hours for Master and 68 Credit Hours for Doctorate. This program is designed to combine the core classes’ electives, and special topics with the general requirement for completion of each degree study.

program objectives

The objectives of these programs are basic to the institution’s general purpose and philosophy, and are in keeping with the objectives of the particular concentration. Specifically, these programs of study enable students to:
1. Demonstrate a general knowledge of the Bible, including a comprehensive
understanding of the major books on Human Services
2. Develop an understanding of the underlying principles of Biblical interpretation
3. Apply correct biblical principles in decision making and personal Christian
4. Make effective use of the Bible in a particular ministry of General Christian
5. Develop a understanding of the historical application of religion in America
and elsewhere
6. Develop a working knowledge of various manuscripts and translation of the
7. Achieve skills in research methodology and preparation of major research

Prior Knowledge/prerequisites

The prerequisite for enrollment in the Associate of Divinity in Behavioral Science is a GED or High School Diploma. For enrollment in the Bachelor of Divinity in Behavioral Science is an earned Associate of Divinity in Behavioral Science. For enrollment in the Master of Divinity in Behavioral Science is an earned degree in Bachelor of Divinity in Behavioral Science. For enrollment in the Doctor of Divinity in Behavioral Science is an earned degree in Master of Divinity in Behavioral Science. These prerequisites should include a minimum of 19 credit hours in Bible. NOTE: To receive a Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling, a student must take an additional twelve (12) credit hours in classes with prefix Ph-Re or PR

Course # Course Name Credit
En-131 English Grammar 3 credit hours
En-132 English Composition 3 credit hours
Bi-122 O.T Survey 2 credit hours
Bi-123 N.T. Survey 2 credit hours
Bi-134 Manners & Customs I 3 credit hours
Bi-135 Manners & Customs II 3 credit hours
Ph-122 Beginning Hermeneutics 2 credit hours
Bi-131 The Pentateuch 3 credit hours
Cc-221 Basic Prin. of Counseling 2 credit hours
Cc-223 How To Counsel 2 credit hours
Cc-224 Marriage Building 2 credit hours
Ma-131 Basic Mathematics 3 credit hours
Sp-131 Speech Communications 3 credit hours
Bi-136 The Gospels 3 credit hours
Mi-121 Evangelism 3 credit hours
Th-221 Bible Doctrine I 3 credit hours
Th-222 Bible Doctrine II 2 credit hours
Th-331 Systematic Theology I 3 credit hours
Th-332 Systematic Theology II 3 credit hours
Pm-121 Biblical Research & Writing 2 credit hours
Cc-321 Concepts of Counseling 2 credit hours
Ps-331 General Psychology 3 credit hours
Cc-322 Theology of Christian Counseling 2 credit hours
Cc-323 Reality Therapy 2 credit hours
Counseling Elective 3 credit hours

Total 64 credit hours

Course # Course Name Credit
Ps-332 Childhood Psychology 3 credit hours
Bi-322 Intro. To O.T. Prophets 3 credit hours
Ps-432 Adolescent Psychology 3 credit hours
Bi-231 Acts & Pauline Epistles 3 credit hours
Cc-421 Counseling Techniques 4 credit hours
Cc-422 Counseling Ethics 3 credit hours
Phil-431 Reasoning 3 credit hours
Hi- 433 History of the Bible 3 credit hours
Psy-301 Basic Christian Counseling 3 credit hours
Psy-401 Intro. To Christian Psychology & Counseling 3 credit hours
Psy-403 Temperament Theory 3 credit hours
Psy-405 Temperament Therapy 3 credit hours
Ph-332 Apologetics 3 credit hours
Cc-441 Theology of Psychological Disorder 4 credit hours
Cc-443 Treating Trauma in Christian Counseling 4 credit hours
Cc-447 Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy 4 credit hours
Cc-455 Counseling and Psychotherapy 4 credit hours
Cc-457 Treating Anxiety Disorder 4 credit hours
Cc- 509 Introduction to Psycho-Analysis 4 credit hours

Total 64 credit hours

Course # Course Name Credit
Cc-521 Anxiety & Comp. Disorders 4 credit hours
Cc-527 Premarital Counseling 4 credit hours
Cc-528 Competent to Counsel 3 credit hours
Cc-531 Nouthetic Counseling 3 credit hours
Cc-529 Comparative Counseling 3 credit hours
Cc-621 Christian Counselor’s Casework 3 credit hours
Cc-534 Christian Marriage 3 credit hours
Cc-535 Multiple Personality Disorder 4 credit hours
Ph-533 Advanced Hermeneutics 3 credit hours
Bi-524 Seminar 3 credit hours
Bi-531 The Life of Christ 3 credit hours
Bi-532 Mosaic Writings 3 credit hours
Pm-521 Seminar 3 credit hours
Hi-531 Christianity through the Ages 3 credit hours
Cc-533 Independent Research 3 credit hours

Total 48 credit hours
SPT-698 Master’s Thesis 6 credit hours

Course # Course Name Credit
Cc-721 Personality Disorder in Modern Life 3 credit hours
Cc-723 Become Adult, Becoming Christian 3 credit hours
Cc-725 Religion and Medicine 4 credit hours
Cc-727 Treating Depression 3 credit hours
Psy-788 Psychology and Christianity 4 credit hours
Cc-729 Historical and Philosophical
Foundation of Healing 4 credit hours
Cc-731 Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorder 4 credit hours
Cc- 623 Biblical Counseling 4 credit hours
Cc- 625 Forgiving the Unforgiving 3 credit hours
Cc 627 Deliverance from Toxic Memories 3 credit hours
Cc-734 You were Born for More 3 credit hours
Cc-745 Breaking Free 3 credit hours
Cc-757 Healing for Damaged Emotions 4 credit hours
Cc-763 Hope and Healing for those Suffering
from Domestic Violence 4 credit hours
Cc-631 Psychology of Counseling 4 credit hours
Cc-731 Psychological Research 4 credit hours
Cc-761 Psychology and Counseling 3 credit hours
Hi-532 Ancient Mid-East History 3 credit hours
Ls-621 Computer Skills 2 credit hours
Ls-622 Research and Methodology 3 credit hours

Total 68 credit hours
SPT-Dis 898 Dissertation 9 credit hours