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BA, Biblical Studies + MABC

Accelerate: Biblical Counseling (Biblical Studies Track)gives students an opportunity to earn both a Bachelor of Arts, Biblical Studies and the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling in as little as five 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 and agree to take each year’s required number of courses. Students enrolled in Accelerate must maintain a 3.0 GPA at all levels and attend the mandatory amount of cohort meetings assigned by the Dean of Spurgeon College.

Students who cannot meet the requirements of Accelerate will be transferred to the standard Bachelor of Arts or Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling 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 Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree through Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Course List

General Education                                            51 hrs

BN170     Introduction to Business & Finance           3 hrs
CM110     Introduction to Public Speaking               3 hrs
FL441      Hebrew I                                              3hrs
FL442      Hebrew II                                             3hrs
GE101      English Composition I                            3 hrs
GE102      English Composition II                           3 hrs
GE135      Quantitative Reasoning                           3 hrs
GE185      Introduction to Physical Science               3 hrs
GE205      World Geography                                  3 hrs
GE240      Survey of World Literature                      3 hrs
GS101      Foundations for Kingdom Success            3 hrs
HM300     Introduction to Philosophy                     3 hrs
HM344     Christianity & the Arts                           3 hrs
HS210 or
HS211      American History I or II                         3 hrs
HT411      World Religions                                    3 hrs
MS201     Global Missions                                    3 hrs
PY100      Introduction to Psychology                      3 hrs


Biblical Studies Major + Undergrad electives      42 Hrs

FL451      Greek I                                                3 hrs
FL452      Greek II                                               3 hrs
HT112      Church History I                                   3 hrs
HT113      Church History II                                  3 hrs
HT200      Introduction to Ethics                             3 hrs
HT350      Christian Doctrine I                               3 hrs
HT351      Christian Doctrine II                              3 hrs
HT450      The Church                                          3 hrs
HT460      Biblical Theology                                  3 hrs
MN201     Personal Evangelism & Discipleship         3 hrs
MN310     Sermon Preparation[1]                              3 hrs
XXXXX   Undergraduate Elective                          3 hrs
XXXXX   Undergraduate Elective                          3 hrs
XXXXX   Undergraduate Elective                          3 hrs


Graduate + Undergraduate Credit by Exam       30 Hrs

BS2210*   Old Testament Survey I                          3 hrs
BS2211*   Old Testament Survey II                         3 hrs
BS2310*   New Testament Survey I                         3 hrs
BS2311*   New Testament Survey II                        3 hrs
BS2400*   Introduction to Hermeneutics                   3 hrs


MA, Biblical Counseling Courses                       30 hrs

BC5501** Bib. Couns. & Psychological Theories      3 hrs
BC5510** Biblical Counseling in the Local Church    3 hrs
BC5511** Bib. Interp. & Counseling. Methods          3 hrs
BC5512** History & Theology of Soul Care             3 hrs


BC5513    Biblical Counseling & Emotional Issues    3 hrs
BC5514    Addictive Behaviors & Biblical Couns.     3 hrs
BC5515    Supervised Counseling Practicum I           3 hrs
BC5516    Supervised Counseling Practicum II          3 hrs
BC5522    Marriage & Family Counseling                3 hrs
MN5430   Introduction to Pastoral Ministry[2]             3 hrs


*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.

[1] Female students take CE401 Principles of Christian Teaching

[2]Female students take a graduate level elective

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