The Bachelor of Science in Christian Counseling degree completion program provides a biblical and theoretical foundation for a ministry that includes applying biblical principles to people’s problems, primarily in churches and parachurch settings. You will learn to understand, communicate and interact more effectively with people and be prepared for further study, if desired, to reach your career goals.
Course of study
You can earn your Bachelor of Science in Christian Counseling in 18–22 months upon completion of 125 semester credits in general education, major, and elective requirements. Learn about transferring credits toward your program of study.
After completing your general education requirements, your Christian Counseling program includes the following courses:
Christian Counseling Coursework (49 credits)
Classes meet once a week from 6–10 p.m. on the Northwestern campus.
Certificate in Christian Counseling
A Christian Counseling Certificate from Northwestern provides you with knowledge of a biblical and theoretical foundation for Christian counseling, primarily for personal enrichment or professional development. The core courses in the certificate program prepare you for continued study in Northwestern's adult undergraduate Christian Counseling degree program.
Sixty credits of undergraduate coursework, including one course of English Composition, must be completed before being considered for acceptance into the Certificate in Christian Counseling program.
Certificate in Christian Counseling (18 credits)
Don Johnson, Ph.D., teaches in Northwestern’s adult undergraduate, graduate and traditional undergraduate programs. His extensive background in psychology and personal interests make him a dynamic and engaging instructor. Johnson is also a certified R.A.D. instructor (Rape Aggression Defense) and black belt in both karate and kung fu.
Learn more about our adult undergraduate faculty.
The Bachelor of Science in Christian Counseling will enhance your understanding of people and provide biblical context for dealing with the problems they face. You will be equipped to provide assistance to people within typical roles in church and parachurch settings. This is not a degree designed to equip you to conduct biblical or psychological counseling, although with this degree you may choose to pursue further study to prepare you for work in more advanced counseling situations.