Religious Education: Pre-Christian Counseling

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The Pre-Professional Christian Counseling, Religious Education track is available at the following locations:

About this Program

Students following the pre-Christian counseling track in religious education will develop a skill set appropriate for leading a counseling ministry within churches or a professional setting.

The pre-Christian counseling program requires 33 credit hours of religion courses and also requires a major in psychology. The degree is designed to prepare students for graduate school. The pre-Christian counseling program focuses developing a strong biblical and theological foundation and the integration of social sciences within ministry, while embracing a Christ-centered worldview.

This program is invested in theoretical, historical, and practical foundations of Christian educational ministry. Students receive training in practical fields like youth internships and family ministry through biblical, theological, and personal involvement in ministry engagement.


The Pre-Christian Counseling Religious Education track requires 33 semester hours, plus a second major in psychology. *Six hours are included in the general education core curriculum.

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The School of Christian Studies has a highly qualified and experienced faculty.

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  • Primary/Family Therapist
  • Pastoral Counselor (Care and Counseling)
  • Director of Behavioral Medicine (Doctoral Level)
  • College/University Counselor