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Associate of Arts – Online

Prepare for a Future of Ministry

Study psychology and counseling from a lens of Scripture to understand how to minister to the hurting. You will engage in the same courses that the online Counseling Bachelor degree offers so that you can smoothly transition if you decide to pursue further studies in the future. 

Credit Hours

Career Potential 

You will be prepared to:

 

  • Better serve your community
  • Participate in a wide-array of counseling applications in faith-based organizations
  • Transition seamlessly to the Bachelor of Science in Counseling Ministries major

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.

Biblical focus in counseling

Learn how to minister to others from a basis of truth! You will be prepared to live out the gospel in your community as you serve in the field of counseling. 

Understanding of psychology

You will learn to exercise biblical discernment when dealing with secular philosophies in psychology and counseling. 

Foundation for the future

Quickly earn a credential in counseling to jumpstart your pursuits. You will be prepared for various ministry opportunities and further education.

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 Core
  • Principles of Bible Study
  • Bible Survey
  • World Religions
  • Building a Biblical Lifestyle
  • Theology Survey
  • Theological Distinctives
Arts and Sciences Core
  • Academic and Researched Writing
  • Writing Across the Disciplines
  • Living Well
  • Worldviews: Humanities and Science
  • General Psychology
  • Arts & Science Electives
  • Humanities Elective
  • Math or Science Elective

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 Ministries
  • Introduction to Counseling
  • Dynamics of Discipleship
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Historical and Contemporary Issues in Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Dynamics
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Counseling Ministry Electives 
  • Women Counseling Women, or
    Pastoral Counseling

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.

Share the truth. Minister to the hurting.

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Sarah

Counseling Ministries major, Houston, Texas

I didn’t choose a school based on counseling but made my choice on the school itself. And it was Clarks Summit University first and then their counseling degree program. I feel so grateful to not have any regrets about that.

 

sarah bade testimonial

Program Highlights 

  • Transition seamlessly to the Bachelor of Science in Counseling Ministries major.
  • Earn your degree completely online!

Pursue compassion.

Jumpstart your path to counseling. You will be equipped in your passion to minister to the hurting!

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