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Bachelor of Science – Online

Use Truth to Change Lives

Today’s world desperately needs biblically grounded counselors. You will be equipped to counsel in a professional setting, using the Word of God as the focus, filter and foundation of all your studies. You will learn how to communicate clearly to enable real change in the lives of others.

Credit Hours

Career Potential 

You will be ready to pursue further education or step directly into a variety of counseling careers, such as:

  • Therapeutic Staff Support Worker
  • School Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Director
  • Social Worker
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Substance Abuse or Behavioral Disorder Specialist


What Will You Learn?

In all of the programs at CSU, you’ll be interacting with small class sizes and professors who really care and desire to mentor you. You’ll not only receive quality academics to prepare you for your career, but discipleship to prepare you for life.

Solid biblical philosophies of counseling and psychology

You will approach all of your studies from a biblical worldview, to equip you to discern between secular philosophy and biblical truth. You will be prepared to lead counseling organizations with biblical and ethical standards.

Valuable listening and interpersonal skills

Be prepared to interact with sensitive subjects in a composed manner. You will learn how to provide age-appropriate counsel and support in multiple settings.

Treatment of mental, emotional and physical disorders

You will gain practical tools and techniques for professional and peer counseling, and a strong educational foundation for graduate school and licensure.

Your Courses

Each of your courses will be taught from a biblical worldview, and you’ll learn with an intimate group of peers led by professors who care about your success.

Bible and Theology Courses
  • Principles of Bible Study
  • Bible Survey
  • Romans
  • World Religions
  • Building a Biblical Lifestyle
  • Theology Survey
  • Theological Distinctives
  • Senior Seminar
  • Biblical Studies Electives

This is an example of what your course list may look like. You and your advisor will choose your courses within your program to meet your goals.

Arts and Sciences Core
  • Academic and Researched Writing
  • Writing Across the Disciplines
  • Living Well
  • Worldviews: Humanities and Science
  • General Psychology
  • Arts & Science elective
  • History Core Elective
  • Humanities Electives 

This is an example of what your course list may look like. You and your advisor will choose your courses within your program to meet your goals.

Counseling Courses
    • Introduction to Counseling
    • Child and Adolescent Development
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Women Counseling Women or Pastoral Counseling
    • Adult Development
    • Dynamics of Discipleship
    • Ethics and Professionalism
    • Historical and Contemporary Theories in Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Dynamics
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Personality Theory
  • Social Psychology
  • Tests and Measurements
  • Senior Portfolio
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Free Electives

This is an example of what your course list may look like. You and your advisor will choose your courses within your program to meet your goals.

Online Program
Start Dates

May 10, 2021
June 21, 2021
August 16, 2021
October 18, 2021
January 10, 2022
March 7, 2022



Pursue a career in compassion.

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It’s a well-rounded education. For me, that’s been huge because I am in a secular setting. I can’t use Christian principles all the time. I was given the education and skills to succeed in my field, but because everything was so scripture based, they’ve taught me how to bring all that truth into everyday conversation.


Program Highlights 

  • You will be prepared for further study in counseling to pursue licensure.
  • Gaining hands-on experience in an internship is encouraged.
  • Dual enrollment in Clarks Summit University’s Master of Science in Counseling gives you a head start on graduate work, allowing you to earn two degrees simultaneously.
  • Earn your degree entirely online!

Bring truth to the hurting.

You will study under experienced professors who are nationally certified counselors to prepare you for biblical ministry in the counseling field.




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