Biblical Counseling

Bachelor of Science

Know the Word. Counsel the Word.

Boyce’s approach to counseling is centered on the Bible.

The purpose of this program is to prepare persons for a variety of counseling ministries as well as to position students for attending seminary or graduate school and pursuing advanced training in Christian counseling.

Be equipped to help the hurting in the church or marketplace.

Gain counseling experience inside and outside of the classroom as you learn to point to Christ-centered solutions.

The training you need to serve the church.

Our counseling program supports those desiring to pursue certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.

“ The Biblical Counseling program at Boyce is preparing me to apply the Word to my life while also giving me a deeper desire to walk with others in applying it to theirs. ”

Hannah Baugh — Star City, AR

“ The Biblical Counseling program at Boyce College has deepened my knowledge about Scripture. I feel more than confident as a future biblical counselor because of this program. Boyce College cherishes spiritual, personal, and academic growth inside and outside of the classroom. ”

Alexa Von Feldt — Crestwood, KY

Course Information

Use the tabs below to explore the courses, outcomes, and further information on this program.

General Studies 33 Credits
EN 101 English Composition I 3
EN 102 English Composition II 3
HS 105 Ancient Near Eastern History 3
HU 421 Great Books I 3
HU 422 Great Books II 3
MA — Math Elective 3
PH 103 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PH 108 Worldview Analysis 3
PH 311 Introduction to Ethics 3
PH 321 Religion in the Public Square 3
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Ministry Studies 15 Credits
CE 101 Introduction to Christian Education 3
MS 101 Introduction to Christian Mission 3
MS 105 Personal Evangelism 3
SP 105 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
SP 106 Advanced Public Speaking 3
Men may substitute the following two courses for SP 105/106
PR 205 Preaching I 3
PR 206 Preaching II 3
Biblical and Theological Studies 36 Credits
BL 101 Old Testament Survey I 3
BL 102 Old Testament Survey II 3
BL 111 Hermeneutics 3
BL 151 New Testament Survey I 3
BL 152 New Testament Survey II 3
BL — Old or New Testament Elective 3
HS 201 Church History I 3
HS 202 Church History II 3
HS 305 Baptist History 3
TH 211 Christian Theology I 3
TH 212 Christian Theology II 3
Biblical and Theological Studies Elective 3
Major Studies 30 Credits
CN 101 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
CN 201 Methods of Biblical Counseling I 3
CN 350 Theological Basis of Biblical Counseling 3
CN 415 Common Counseling Issues I 3
CN 416 Common Counseling Issues II 3
CN 481 Counseling Skills Development I 3
CN 482 Counseling Skills Development II 3
PS 221 Marriage and the Family 3
Choose two of the following three courses:
CN 125 Spiritual Life Dynamics 3
CN 241 Biblical Conflict Resolution 3
CN 321 Counseling Through the Life Span 3
General Electives 15 Credits
Total Degree Hours 129 Credits
Prerequisites CP 100 Cooperative Program*
BC 101 Boyce College 101**
  • *Students needing this course should register for it during their first semester of study. All course work is completed online. There is no charge for this course.
  • **This course is required for all on-campus students and should be completed during their first on-campus semester. Successful completion of BC 101 is required for graduation from Boyce College. There is no charge for this course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
  • Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate skill in the practice of biblical counseling.

Frequently Asked Questions

Graduates will be prepared to serve the local church as someone trained with the proper understanding of how to counsel members through a variety of life experiences.

As a prospective student, we have two next steps that we would love for you to consider taking. Follow the links below to take your next steps!

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  • Students who start their application must complete their application and submit the following additional documents:

  • Pastoral Recommendation
  • Spiritual Autobiography
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official ACT, SAT, or CLT test scores
  • Application Fee

  • You can view more information about our admissions requirements here.

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