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Nazarene Bible College

08/31/2014http://www.nbc.edu/majors/christian-counseling.php

Christian Counseling

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.

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 I 3
ENG-1023 English Composition II 3
ENG-1043 Classical Literature 3
GEN-1003 Lifelong Learning Skills 3
HIS-2013 Western World/Ancient & Medieval Times 3
HIS-2023 Western World/Emerging Modern Society 3
MTH-1003 General Mathematics 3
PAS-1013 Introduction to Christian Service 3
PAS-1023 Spiritual Formation 3
PHI-3013 Philosophy and Christian Ethics 3
PSY-1013 Introduction to Psychology 3
SCI-2013 General Physical Science 3
SOC-1003 Introduction to Sociology 3
SPE-1003 Principles of Public Speaking 3
THE-3013 Introduction to Christian Thought 3

Bible and Theology Core Requirements

Course Course Description Hours
    30 hours
BIB-1013 Introduction to the Old Testament 3
BIB-1023 Introduction to the New Testament 3
BIB-2003 Biblical Interpretation 3
BIB-2013 Pentateuch 3
BIB-2033 New Testament Gospels 3
BIB-3013 Hebrew Prophets or 3
  BIB-3023 Poetic and Wisdom Literature or 
  BIB-3123 O.T. Historical Books  
BIB-3053 Pauline Epistles or BIB 3063 Book of Acts 3
THE-3023 Systematic Theology I 3
THE-3033 Systematic Theology II 3
THE-4043 Doctrine of Holiness 3

Courses specific to the Christian Counseling Major

Course Course Description Hours
    32 hours
  Electives or Minor Courses 21 hours
Clinical Year:
PSY-4001 Personal Development 1
PSY-4013 Life Cycle Counseling 3
PSY-4023 Psychopathology and Pharmacology 3
PSY-4033 Current Issues in Counseling 3
PSY-4053 Professional Issues in Counseling 3
PSY-4111 Laboratory in Individual Counseling 1
PSY-4113 Theory and Practice in Individual Counseling3
PSY-4211 Laboratory in Group Counseling 1
PSY-4213 Theory and Practice in Group Counseling3
PSY-4311 Laboratory in Family Counseling 1
PSY-4313 Theory and Practice in Family Counseling3
PSY-4805 Christian Counseling Internship 5
THE-4011 Theology and Therapy I 1
THE-4021 Theology and Therapy II 1

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). Please be advised: districts may require additional coursework.

Course Course Description Hours
    24 hours
For ordination as elder:
CEM-2133 Leadership of Christian Educational Ministries3
OTR-2013 Global Evangelism 3
OTR-4013 Developing a Missional Church 3
PAS-2013 The Practice of Christian Ministry 3
PAS-2023 History & Polity of the Church of the Nazarene3
PAS-3033 Christian Preaching I 3
PAS-3043 Christian Preaching II 3
PAS-4023 Church Administration and Finance 3
Course Course Description Hours
    27 hours
For ordination as deacon (of Christian Education):
CEM-2003 Intro. to Christian Educational Ministries3
CEM-2113 Foundaitions 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 Ministries 3
CEM-4133 Leadership of Christian Educational Ministries3
OTR-2013 Global Evangelism 3
PAS-2023 History & Polity of the Church of the Nazarene3
PAS-4023 Church Administration and Finance 3

Program Requirements (AdVantage Structure)

60 hoursProgram Entrance Requirements

Course Course Description Hours
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 Description Hours
    28 hours
BLE-3604 Adult & Professional Development 4
BIB-3604 Survey of the Old Testament/Pentateuch 4
BIB-3614 Survey of the New Testament/Gospels 4
BIB-3624 Bible and Life Application 4
BIB-3634 Biblical Leadership Principles 4
THE-3614 Survey of Christian Theology 4
THE-3624 Holiness and the Life of the Believer 4

Second Year - Courses specific to the major

Course Course Description Hours
    32 hours
PSY-4001 Personal Development 1
PSY-4013 Life Cycle Counseling 3
PSY-4023 Psychopathology & Pharmacology 3
PSY-4033 Current Issues in Counseling 3
PSY-4053 Professional Issues in Counseling 3
PSY-4111 Lab in Individual Counseling 1
PSY-4113 Theory & Practice in Individual Counseling3
PSY-4211 Lab in Group Counseling 1
PSY-4213 Theory & Practice in Group Counseling3
PSY-4311 Lab in Family Counseling 1
PSY-4313 Theory & Practice in Family Counseling3
PSY-4805 Christian Counseling Internship 5
THE-4011 Theology & Therapy I 1
THE-4021 Theology & Therapy II 1

120 hours total required for graduation