SCHOOL OF COUNSELING (상담대학)

Bachelor of Religious Counseling (132 units)

The Bachelor of Religious Counseling is the undergraduate degree that provides a Biblical and theological foundation for Christian counseling. The program can be taken in class or through guided independent studies by California University. The program provides counseling training from the perspective of the Christian worldview. It also enables students to perform ministry roles with a solid understanding of the psychological aspect of human growth. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared for graduate study in counseling and other related areas. Bachelor of Religious Counseling graduates will also develop Christian counseling skills to address relational, spiritual, and emotional needs of individuals.

Degree Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

  • A high-school diploma from an accredited school, or equivalent.

  • A cumulative high-school Grade Point Average of at least 2.5 or greater.

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 132 units of the following coursework with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Successfully complete 44 units of general education courses.

  • Successfully complete 44 units of lower-division courses.

  • Successfully complete 44 units of upper-division courses, or 20 units of unrestricted electives and 24 units of concentration-required courses.

  • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit.

 

Prerequisites for the Bachelor of Religious Counseling (132 units)

A student’s academic transcripts will be evaluated for the completion of 132 units. If any prerequisites are lacking, appropriate courses must be taken. All courses are 4 units each. 
 

General Education Courses:  44 units

Lower-Division Courses:         44 units

Upper-Division Courses:         44 units

Total Units:                              132 units

• General Education Curriculum

 

Course #                    Course Title                                                                                      Units

 

GEC101                      Biology

GEC102                      English Composition I

GEC103                      English Composition II

GEC104                      General Psychology

GEC105                      Humanities I

GEC106                      Humanities II

GEC107                      Introduction to Philosophy

GEC108                      Introduction to Sociology

GEC109                      Principle Economic

GEC110                      World History I

GEC111                      World History II

Total General Education:                                                                                               44 units

• Lower-Division Curriculum

Course #                    Course Title                                                                                      Units

LDC101                      Bible Study Methods

LDC102                      Church and Worship

LDC103                      Introduction to Christian Education

LDC104                      Introduction to Christian Ethnics

LDC105                      Introduction to Christian Music

LDC106                      Introduction to the Old Testament

LDC107                      Introduction to the New Testament

LDC108                      Pastoral Ministry

LDC109                      Philosophy of Religion

LDC110                      The Background of the Bible

LDC111                      The Life of Christ

Total Lower Division:                                                                                                     44 units

• Upper-Division Curriculum

Course #                    Course Title                                                                                      Units

BCO201                      Advanced Counseling: Theories and Practices

BCO202                      Counseling Theory and Practice

BCO203                      Crisis Counseling

BCO204                      Essential Qualities of a Christian Counselor

BCO205                      Family Life Ministry

BCO206                      Introduction to Psychology

BCO207                      Life-Span Development

BCO208                      Marriages and Family Counseling

BCO209                      Survey of Christian Counseling

BCO210                      Survey of Christian Leadership

BCO211                      Survey of Religious Counseling

Total Upper Division:                                                                                                     44 units


 

Master of Religious Counseling (60 units)

The Master of Religious Counseling provides a Biblical and theological foundation for Christian counseling, emphasizing the church’s theological heritage as an important resource in each student’s personal spiritual development and ministry. The program can be taken in class or through guided independent studies by California University. The curriculum provides counseling training from the perspective of the Christian worldview. Students will receive preparation to serve as Christian counselors or educational ministers in a church-based ministry. The program enables students to do the following: perform ministry roles with a solid understanding the psychological aspect of human growth; develop Christian counseling skills to address spiritual, relational, and emotional needs of individuals; and communicate theological and Biblical truths through counseling and other appropriate means. Master of Religious Counseling graduates will be equipped to apply empathic interpersonal skills in the context of the counseling environment to help people resolve relational, behavioral, and spiritual issues and problems.

 

Degree Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a state-approved or regionally or nationally accredited institution, or equivalent.

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 60 units with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Maintain GPA at 2.0, with no grade less than a "C."

  • Satisfactorily complete all coursework over five quarters’ time (approximately twenty months’ chronological time).

  • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit.

 

Prerequisites for the Master of Religious Counseling (60 units)

A student’s academic transcripts will be evaluated for the completion of 60 units. If any prerequisites are lacking, appropriate courses must be taken. All courses are 4 units each.

 

Course #                    Course Title                                                                                        Units

 

MCO101                      Biblical Counseling & Substance Abuse

MCO102                      Biblical Crisis Counseling

MCO103                      Competencies

MCO104                      Counseling Theory

MCO105                      Diagnostic Practice & Professional Ethics

MCO106                      Ethics & Professional Development

MCO107                      Geriatric Counseling

MCO108                      Health and Clinical Psychology

MCO109                      Health Psychology

MCO110                      Marriage and Family Therapy

MCO111                      Professional Practice & Professional Ethics

MCO112                      Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

MCO113                      Relationship and Marital Therapy

MCO114                      Sex Problem Counseling

MCO115                      Trauma Therapy

Total Units:                                                                                                                       60 units


 

Doctor of Religious Counseling (68 units)

The Doctor of Theology is the advanced academic degree program that prepares students for service as professional counselors. The program is designed to educate the whole person, developing the skills, values, and knowledge necessary for effective professional service, within the framework of reasoned Christian worldview. The program is focused on seriously integrating Christian values and principles with effective counseling techniques in order to provide the community and church with the best services possible. Candidates will choose their area of specialization and will do their doctoral project within that area. In their doctoral project, candidates may focus on counseling areas such as the following: crisis counseling, healing counseling, Biblical counseling, marriage and family counseling, and other areas.

 

Degree Requirements

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 60 units of coursework, determined by the student and the student’s doctoral committee, from the Doctor of Religious Counseling course list and any other coursework prescribed by the student’s doctoral committee with a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Successfully complete the Integrative Review.

  • Successfully complete 60 units of concentrated course work.

  • Successfully complete 8 units of the Dissertation.

  • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit.

A student’s academic transcripts will be evaluated for the completion of 68 units. If any prerequisites are lacking, appropriate courses must be taken. All courses are 4 units each.

Coursework: 60 units
Dissertation: 8 units
Total Units: 68 units 

 

Course #                    Course Title                                                                                      Units

DCO101                      Adult and Senior Education & Counseling

DCO102                      Advanced Abnormal Psychology

DCO103                      Advanced Child Education

DCO104                      Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

DCO105                      Biblical Approach to Human Relations

DCO106                      Childhood Education and Counseling

DCO107                      Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy

DCO108                      Counseling Troubled Youth

DCO109                      Cross-cultural Education & Family Ministry

DCO110                      Dynamics of Adolescent Education and Counseling

DCO111                      Family Education & Counseling Research

DCO112                      Human Growth and Development

DCO113                      Interpersonal and Intercultural Relationship

DCO114                      Pastoral Counseling

DCO115                      Special Topics in Family Studies

DCO799                      Dissertation

Total Units:                                                                                                                       68 units

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