Bachelor's in biblical counseling degree programs integrate biblical teachings, with the principles and techniques of counseling. This interdisciplinary field of study equips individuals with the skills and knowledge to offer emotional and spiritual support to individuals, families, and communities.

These bachelor's programs cover many topics, including counseling theory and practice, psychology, theology, and spiritual formation. Graduates of this program are well-equipped to offer biblical guidance and support to those in need, making them valuable assets to a variety of organizations and communities. There are several online bachelor’s degree programs available in an online format.

Career prospects for those with a bachelor’s in biblical counseling are broad, and can include positions in churches, faith-based organizations, non-profits, and community service organizations. Graduates may work as an assistant pastor, youth pastor, Christian counselor (under a licensed counselor), Christian educator or in similar positions.

What Will I Learn in an Online Biblical Counseling Bachelor’s Degree Program?

An online bachelor's in biblical counseling degree takes four years to earn, during which time you'll complete 120-130 credit hours of classes. The classes include general education requirements, counseling courses, theology courses, and electives, among others.

Most online programs at Christian colleges and Bible colleges have an opportunity for students to practice what they're learning, either through a seminar, practicum, or internship. Many pastors are also encouraging of students in these programs, and are willing to give them basic teaching or pastoral responsibilities.

Some examples of coursework that a biblical counseling bachelor's degree might include are as follows:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Biblical Counseling
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Spiritual Formation and Discipleship
  • Biblical Studies and Hermeneutics
  • Biblical Approaches to Mental Health

Admissions Requirements for a Bachelor's in Biblical Counseling

The admission requirements for a Bachelor’s in Biblical Counseling degree may vary from school to school, but generally include the following:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • An acceptable transcript
  • A minimum GPA requirement (such as 2.5 to 3.0)
  • Standardized test scores (such as the ACT or SAT)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • A personal essay or statement
  • An in-person or virtual interview

Some online Bible colleges are willing to accept a lower GPA or test score, provided you show a strong desire to study biblical counseling. This is best shown through your personal essay, and at least one letter of recommendation from a pastor/parachurch leader. You may also be required to agree with a school's statement of faith.

While many online colleges and universities have adopted the Common App, Christian colleges and Bible colleges use it less. For instance, Liberty University has its own admissions process. These schools tend to have their own applications because of the faith-based nature of the institution and its people.

List of Biblical Counseling Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Find an online or campus-based bachelor’s program in biblical counseling today – our state-by-state listings make it easy to find a great program near you.

Lynchburg, VA

1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 24515
(434) 582-2000

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Tara Moretti, LMHC
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