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Bachelor of Science – Online

Pursue a Career in Ministry

Learn how to meet needs in your church and community through biblical counseling. You will study psychology and counseling from a lens of Scripture to prepare you with a solid foundation for graduate studies and to help others make real change. 

Credit Hours

Career Potential 

You will be prepared to:

  • Better serve your community
  • Serve in a wide array of counseling applications in faith-based organizations
  • Pursue graduate studies and state licensure


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 foundation for ministry

Minister to others with truth and love! You will be prepared to live out the gospel in your church, career and community as you pursue your passion for people.

Understanding of psychology and counseling

Exercise discernment when dealing with secular philosophies. You will learn how to apply the principles of psychology and counseling to your ministry biblically.

Foundation for future studies

Pick classes that focus on your interests and fit your career goals through flexible electives. You will be prepared to transition into the Master of Science in Counseling program to pursue further studies.

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
  • World Religions
  • Building a Biblical Lifestyle
  • Theology Survey
  • Theological Distinctives
  • Senior Seminar
  • Biblical Studies Electives 
Arts and Sciences Core
  • Academic and Researched Writing
  • Writing Across the Disciplines
  • Living Well
  • Worldviews: Humanities and Science
  • General Psychology
  • Arts & Science Electives
  • History Core Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Math or Science Elective
Counseling Courses
  • Introduction to Counseling
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Dynamics of Discipleship
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Historical and Contemporary Theories in Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Dynamics
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Counseling Electives
  • Women Counseling Women or Pastoral Counseling
  • Free Electives 

Share truth. Minister to the hurting.

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Christian Ministries
Seminole, Florida

I definitely value the education, but for me it’s that relational aspect that CSU has. I know if I had a problem in ministry or my personal life I could call any of the professors that I’ve had and would be able to talk through things with them.

daniel pigsley testimonial

Program Highlights 

  • Take up to 18 credits dual enrolled with CSU’s Master of Science in Counseling program to get ahead in your studies.
  • Easily transfer many previous collegiate studies.
  • Earn your degree completely online!

Equip your passion for ministry.

You will be prepared to begin ministering to others through biblical counseling, and to pursue graduate studies for state licensure.