Biblical Counseling (B.S.) - Online

Biblical Counseling (B.S.) - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 22
Choose three credit hours from the following:3
Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas
Critical Thinking Elective
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 22
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 22
THEO 202Theology Survey II 22
Total Hours39-42

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105EVAN 101 waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201THEO 202 waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
GLST 220Intercultural Communication and Engagement 13
PSYC 210Developmental Psychology 13
Total Hours6

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
BCOU 210Introduction to Biblical Counseling3
BCOU 300Theological Basis for Biblical Counseling 3
BCOU 310Biblical Counseling and the Psychologies 3
BCOU 350Biblical Counseling and Christian Ethics 3
BCOU 400Contemporary Issues in Biblical Counseling 3
BCOU 450Practices of Biblical Counseling 3
BIBL 300Pentateuch3
BIBL 310Old Testament Historical Books3
or BIBL 314 Old Testament Poetical Books
BIBL 315Major Prophets3
or BIBL 317 Minor Prophets
BIBL 325Gospels3
BIBL 360Methodical Study of Scripture3
BIBL 364Acts3
BIBL 365Pauline Epistles3
BIBL 366General Epistles3
BIBL 472New Testament Backgrounds3
or BIBL 473 Old Testament Backgrounds
RLGN 301Research and Writing for Religious Disciplines3
THEO 360Biblical Theology3
Total Hours51
Free Electives
Choose 21-30 hours of elective courses21-30
Total Hours21-30

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
BIBL 105 Old Testament Survey 2
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview 2
UNIV 104 Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning 0-3
Communications Elective (GLST 220) 1 3
Social Science Elective (PSYC 210) 1 3
Second Semester
BIBL 110 New Testament Survey 2
EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life 2
PHIL 201 or Critical Thinking Elective 1 3
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
Second Year
First Semester
THEO 201 Theology Survey I 2
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
MATH Elective 1 3
BCOU 210 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
RLGN 301 Research and Writing for Religious Disciplines 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
THEO 202 Theology Survey II 2
Natural Science Elective 1 3
BCOU 300 Theological Basis for Biblical Counseling 3
BIBL 360 Methodical Study of Scripture 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Third Year
First Semester
BCOU 310 Biblical Counseling and the Psychologies 3
BIBL 300 Pentateuch 3
BIBL 325 Gospels 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
BCOU 350 Biblical Counseling and Christian Ethics 3
THEO 360 Biblical Theology 3
BIBL 310
Old Testament Historical Books
or Old Testament Poetical Books
BIBL 315
Major Prophets
or Minor Prophets
Elective 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
BCOU 400 Contemporary Issues in Biblical Counseling 3
BIBL 364 Acts 3
BIBL 472
New Testament Backgrounds
or Old Testament Backgrounds
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
BCOU 450 Practices of Biblical Counseling 3
BIBL 365 Pauline Epistles 3
BIBL 366 General Epistles 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Total Hours120-123

Refer to the list of approved general education electives at before enrolling foundational skills requirements.

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