2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Professional Counseling Major (BS)

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Majors: Biblical Studies, Professional Counseling

Major Mission: The mission of the Professional Counseling major is to equip the whole person from a biblical worldview with knowledge, learned skills, and practical training that is foundational for counseling ministry and preparation for graduate studies.

Major Outcomes - Students will:

  1. Examine professional literature and research demonstrating competency to describe and critique from a biblical worldview.
  2. Critically evaluate counseling theory and methods in order to apply learned knowledge into direct practice.
  3. Develop skills to identify diagnostic categories and apply intervention strategies to direct practice.
  4. Integrate professional ethics in the practice field setting.
  5. Evaluate personal assets and limitations to increase personal and professional growth in the professional counseling field.
  6. Develop and practice interpersonal skills relative to the professional counseling field.

Professional Counseling Major Curriculum

 

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

THE 105Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

3

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

PCN 122_Group Experience & Self-Evaluation_AUD

3

PCN 123Introduction to the Counseling Profession

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Spring Semester

____ ____Bible/Theology Focused Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

BIB 106Interpreting the Bible

3

LAN 104Public Speaking

3

SOC 101General Psychology

3

PCN 201Systems of Counseling I: Christian

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

CSV 201Christian Service I

0

BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

____ ____Bible/Theology Focused Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

SOC 228Principles & Techniques of Counseling

3

PCN 212Systems of Counseling II: Psychology

3

PCN 351Therapy Lab I

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Spring Semester

CSV 202Christian Service II

0

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

THE 223Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall

3

HIS ____HIS Core (100/200 Level)

3

MAT 216Statistics for the Social Sciences

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

PCN 332Abnormal Psychology

3

PCN 352Therapy Lab II

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

THE 224Christian Narrative II: Redemption

3

SOC 325Human Growth & Development

3

PCN ____Elective Seminar

1

PCN ____Elective Seminar

1

PCN 322Group Leadership Skills

3

PCN 335Research Design

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Spring Semester

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

BOT ____Bible Old Testament Exegetical Elective

3

LIT 321C.S. Lewis

3

SCI ____SCI____ Science with Lab 4 credits

4

PCN ____Elective Seminar

1

PCN ____Elective Seminar

1

PCN 422Intercultural Counseling Experience

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Senior Year

Fall Semester

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3

PHI 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

PCN ____PCN Elective

3

PCN ____Elective Seminar

1

PCN 411Theories of Personality

3

PCN 456Field Service

2

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

____ ____Bible/Theology Focused Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

THE 320

HUM ____Humanities (400 Level)

3

PCN ____PCN Elective

3

PCN ____Elective Seminar

1

PCN 457Field Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours:16