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Accelerate Biblical Counseling: Biblical Studies Track

Accelerate: Biblical Counseling (Biblical Studies Track) gives students an opportunity to earn both a Bachelor of Arts, Biblical Studies and the Master of Arts, Biblical Counseling in as little as four and a half years. As such, this program incorporates the purpose and learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Arts, Biblical Studies degree, preparing graduates for service in local church ministry, evangelism, international or North American missions, denominational service, and/or other Christian ministries by providing increased knowledge of the Bible and its interpretation.

Biblical Studies Outcomes

Students completing the Biblical Studies major will be able to do the following:

  1. Demonstrate increased understanding of biblical material
  2. Interpret Scripture using appropriate hermeneutical and historically informed principles
  3. Demonstrate skill in communicating biblical truth.

Program Completion and Duration

The Accelerate: Biblical Counseling program allows students to complete the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts Degrees in 153 total hours, over 5 years of study. Applicants to the Accelerate: Biblical Counseling program must submit additional documentation in the admissions process. Students enrolled in Accelerate: Biblical Counseling must maintain a 3.0 GPA while taking 30 credit hours per academic year to remain in the program. Students who cannot meet the requirements of Accelerate: Biblical Counseling will be transferred to the standard Bachelor of Arts or Master of Arts degree programs, depending on the extent of their progress thus far. Students successfully completing the first four years of the program will graduate with the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. Once the fifth year of Accelerate is completed, students are awarded the Masters of Arts, Biblical Counseling degree through Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Course List

General Education (51 Hours)

  • GE101 English Composition I
  • GE102 English Composition II
  • GE135 Quantitative Reasoning
  • PY100 Introduction to Psychology
  • CM110 Introduction to Public Speaking
  • HS210 or HS211 American History I or II
  • HM344 Christianity & the Arts
  • GE240 Survey of World Literature
  • GE185 Introduction to Physical Science
  • BN170 Introduction to Business and Finance
  • HM300 Introduction to Philosophy
  • HT411 World Religions
  • MS201 Global Missions
  • FL441 Hebrew I or FL 451Greek I
  • FL 442 Hebrew II or FL 452 Greek II
  • GE205 World Geography
  • GS181 Integrative I, Leadership (1 hr)
  • GS382 Integrative II, Assessment (1 hr)
  • GS483 Integrative III, Capstone (1 hr)

Biblical Studies Major + Undergrad Electives (42 Hours)

  • FL441/451 Hebrew I/Greek I
  • FL 442/452 Hebrew II/Greek II
  • HT200 Introduction to Ethics
  • HT112 Church History I
  • HT113 Church History II
  • HT450 The Church
  • HT460 Biblical Theology
  • HT350 Christian Doctrine I
  • HT351 Christian Doctrine II
  • MN201 Personal Evangelism & Discipleship
  • MN310 Sermon Preparation OR CE401 Principles of Christian Teaching
  • Undergraduate Electives (9 hrs)

Graduate + UG CBE Classes (30 Hours)

  • BS2210 Old Testament Survey I*
  • BS2211 Old Testament Survey II*
  • BS2310 New Testament Survey I*
  • BS2311 New Testament Survey II*
  • BS2400 Introduction to Hermeneutics*

MABC Counseling Courses (30 Hours)

  • MN5430 Introduction to Pastoral Ministry***
  • BC5510 Biblical Counseling in the Local Church**
  • BC5511 Biblical Interpretation & Counseling Methods**
  • BC5512 History & Theology of Soul Care**
  • BC5501 Biblical Counseling & Psychological Theories**
  • BC5522 Marriage & Family Counseling*
  • BC5513 Biblical Counseling & Emotional Issues
  • BC5514 Addictive Behaviors & Biblical Counseling
  • BC5515 Supervised Counseling Practicum I
  • BC5516 Supervised Counseling Practicum II


*Taken on Graduate level with undergraduate credit given upon successful completion of a Credit-by-Exam. In lieu of the exam, students may also take the undergraduate course in addition to the Graduate level course.

**Taken on Graduate Level and will fulfill requirements towards a BA as stipulated by HLC 3+2 Program.

***Female students take an Elective.

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