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04/24/2014http://www.nbc.edu/majors/christian-counseling.php

Christian Counseling

Degree

Program

Location

Overview

The B.A. Min. degree with a Christian Counseling major is for those who wish to become more competent and confident in Christian counseling skills. This program is built on the NBC Bachelor of Arts in Ministry core requirements with the Christian Counseling major requirements added in the fourth year. Christian Counseling major course work will be completed in a cohort, with the program requiring commitment for four consecutive trimesters beginning with the fall trimester and concluding at the end of the summer trimester.

The Christian Counseling major is offered on campus only but may be taken within either the Traditional or Advantage structures. For information regarding admission to the Christian Counseling program, see the Admissions section of this Catalog.

Persons may fulfill education requirements for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene either as elder or deacon by completing additional courses as listed at the end of this section.

Christian Counseling

Objectives

Upon completion of the B.A. Min. degree with a Christian Counseling major, the student should be able to fulfill objectives in three domains: Cognitive, Behavioral, and Affective. Completion of the Christian Counseling program should enable students to:

Cognitive

  • Know oneself and the disciplines involved in personal growth.
  • Know the salient tenets of individual, group, and family counseling; human development and psychopathology; and professional and theological foundations of psychotherapy.

Behavioral

  • Demonstrate the philosophies, goals, and techniques of the major counseling theories.
  • Demonstrate the core counseling skills.

Affective

  • Experience an enhanced sense of personal authenticity and empathy in the care of humanity.
  • Intuit a range and depth of feelings in oneself and others.

Program Requirements (Traditional Structure)

General Education Core Requirements

Course Course DescriptionHours
45 hours
ENG-1013 English Composition I3
ENG-1023 English Composition II3
ENG-1043 Classical Literature3
GEN-1003 Lifelong Learning Skills3
HIS-2013 Western World/Ancient & Medieval Times3
HIS-2023 Western World/Emerging Modern Society3
MTH-1003 General Mathematics3
PAS-1013 Introduction to Christian Service3
PAS-1023 Spiritual Formation3
PHI-3013 Philosophy and Christian Ethics3
PSY-1013 Introduction to Psychology3
SCI-2013 General Physical Science3
SOC-1003 Introduction to Sociology3
SPE-1003 Principles of Public Speaking3
THE-3013 Introduction to Christian Thought3

Bible and Theology Core Requirements

Course Course DescriptionHours
30 hours
BIB-1013 Introduction to the Old Testament3
BIB-1023 Introduction to the New Testament3
BIB-2003 Biblical Interpretation3
BIB-2013 Pentateuch3
BIB-2033 New Testament Gospels3
BIB-3013 Hebrew Prophets or3
BIB-3023 Poetic and Wisdom Literature or
BIB-3123 O.T. Historical Books
BIB-3053 Pauline Epistles or BIB 3063 Book of Acts3
THE-3023 Systematic Theology I3
THE-3033 Systematic Theology II3
THE-4043 Doctrine of Holiness3

Courses specific to the Christian Counseling Major

Course Course DescriptionHours
32 hours
Electives or Minor Courses21 hours
Clinical Year:
PSY-4001 Personal Development1
PSY-4013 Life Cycle Counseling3
PSY-4023 Psychopathology and Pharmacology3
PSY-4033 Current Issues in Counseling3
PSY-4053 Professional Issues in Counseling3
PSY-4111 Laboratory in Individual Counseling1
PSY-4113 Theory and Practice in Individual Counseling3
PSY-4211 Laboratory in Group Counseling1
PSY-4213 Theory and Practice in Group Counseling3
PSY-4311 Laboratory in Family Counseling1
PSY-4313 Theory and Practice in Family Counseling3
PSY-4805 Christian Counseling Internship5
THE-4011 Theology and Therapy I1
THE-4021 Theology and Therapy II1

128 hours total required for graduation

Ordination Education Requirements

Persons may fulfill education requirements for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene either as elder or deacon by completing the following courses in addition to the major in Christian Counseling (Traditional Structure).

Course Course DescriptionHours
24 hours
For ordination as elder:
CEM-2133 Leadership of Christian Educational Ministries3
OTR-2013 Global Evangelism3
OTR-4013 Developing a Missional Church3
PAS-2013 The Practice of Christian Ministry3
PAS-2023 History & Polity of the Church of the Nazarene3
PAS-3033 Christian Preaching I3
PAS-3043 Christian Preaching II3
PAS-4023 Church Administration and Finance3
Course Course DescriptionHours
27 hours
For ordination as deacon (of Christian Education):
CEM-2003 Intro. to Christian Educational Ministries3
CEM-2113 Found. for Christian Educational Ministries3
 
Two of the following three courses required:6
CEM-3113 Children's Ministries
CEM-3123 Youth Ministries
CEM-3133 Adult Ministries
 
CEM-4113 Multiple Staff and Team Ministries3
CEM-4133 Leadership of Christian Educational Ministries3
OTR-2013 Global Evangelism3
PAS-2023 History & Polity of the Church of the Nazarene3
PAS-4023 Church Administration and Finance3

Program Requirements (AdVantage Structure)

Program Entrance Requirements 60 hours

Course Course DescriptionHours
GEN-1001 Introduction to Online Learning
Program requirement - does not apply to the major.
0-1

First Year - Core Courses

Bible and Theology 20 hours; Foundational 8 hours.

Course Course DescriptionHours
28 hours
BLE-3604 Adult & Professional Development4
BIB-3604 Survey of the Old Testament/Pentateuch4
BIB-3614 Survey of the New Testament/Gospels4
BIB-3624 Bible and Life Application4
BIB-3634 Biblical Leadership Principles4
THE-3614 Survey of Christian Theology4
THE-3624 Holiness and the Life of the Believer4

Second Year - Courses specific to the major

Course Course DescriptionHours
32 hours
PSY-4001 Personal Development1
PSY-4013 Life Cycle Counseling3
PSY-4023 Psychopathology & Pharmacology3
PSY-4033 Current Issues in Counseling3
PSY-4053 Professional Issues in Counseling3
PSY-4111 Lab in Individual Counseling1
PSY-4113 Theory & Practice in Individual Counseling3
PSY-4211 Lab in Group Counseling1
PSY-4213 Theory & Practice in Group Counseling3
PSY-4311 Lab in Family Counseling1
PSY-4313 Theory & Practice in Family Counseling3
PSY-4805 Christian Counseling Internship5
THE-4011 Theology & Therapy I1
THE-4021 Theology & Therapy II1

120 hours total required for graduation