• Pre-Christian Counseling


    Pre-Christian Counseling Track in Religion – 33 semester hours

    This specialization requires students to take a second major in Psychology. These two majors prepare students for the graduate school degree required for counseling.

    As one of the leading Christian colleges in the nation, Wayland Baptist University offers students the opportunity to participate in the Pre-Christian Counseling track.  This branch of counseling focuses on the Bible as a main guidance tool when working with patients.  Christian counselors are encouraged to teach their patients how to resolve problems following Christian based principles and with faith.

    Although pre-professional programs such as the Pre-Christian counseling track focuses heavily on religion it is required that a student double majors in Psychology. Placing focus on Psychology gives the student the full scope of their professional career. 

    The following courses are required for the Pre-Christian Counseling in Religion track:
    RLGN 0001 – Theological Research and Writing Lab
    *RLGN 1301 – Old Testament History
    *RLGN 1302 – New Testament History
    RLGN 3335 – Understanding Christian Marriage
    RLGN 4302 – Christian Theology
    RLGN 4314 – Biblical Interpretation
    RLGN 4315 – The Christian Ministry
    RLGN 4321 – Psychology of Religion
    RLGN 4323 – Basic Christian Ethics
    RLED 3309 – Spiritual Formation
    Select three hours from the following three courses:
         RLGN 4307 – Church History
         RLGN 4325 – Historical Theology
         RLGN 4330 – Baptist History
    Three hours upper-level RLGN
    * Six hours are included in the general education core curriculum.
    Pre-Christian Counseling Track in Religious Education – 33 semester hours

    This specialization requires students to take a second major in Psychology. These two majors prepare students for the graduate degree required for counseling.

    Similar to the Pre-Christian Counseling track in Religion the track for religious education differs to a more educational based foundation.  Although Psychology as a second major is still required these undergraduate degree programs focus on counseling in religious education.

    The following courses are required for the Pre-Christian Counseling in Religious Education track:
    RLGN 0001 – Theological Research and Writing Lab
    *RLGN 1301 – Old Testament History
    *RLGN 1302 – New Testament History
    RLGN 4302 – Christian Theology
    RLGN 4314 – Biblical Interpretation
    RLGN 4323 – Basic Christian Ethics
    RLED 3309 – Spiritual Formation
    RLED 3335 – Understanding Christian Marriage
    RLED 4302 – Church Administration
    RLED 4315 – The Christian Ministry
    RLED 4321 – Psychology of Religion
    Select three hours from the following three courses:
         RLGN 4307 – Church History
         RLGN 4325 – Historical Theology
         RLGN 4330 – Baptist History
    * Six hours are included in the general education core curriculum.