BA/BS in Psychology/MA in Christian Counseling

The BA/BS in Psychology/MA in Christian Counseling accelerated degree connects a DBU undergraduate program with a related DBU graduate program in Christian Counseling, allowing the student to attain both a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Christian Counseling. This program is designed to prepare counselors to counsel in the local church, denominational agencies, and ministry-based organizations.

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (ba)

credit hours (bS)

Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

3

English

12

9

(BA)

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

(BS)

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Fine Arts
FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts

3

3

Foreign Language
*Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate requisites are met.

14*

0

Foundations for Excellence

1

1

FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence

is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours. (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)

History

6

6

Choose two:

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

HIST 2301 - World Civilization I

HIST 2302 - World Civilization II

Kinesiology

2

2

KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living

and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.

Mathematics

3

3

Choose one:

(BA)

MATH 1301 - Math for Liberal Arts

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry

(BS)

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

4

15

One laboratory science (BA)

or

15 credit hours of laboratory science (BS)

selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics.

Students taking Child Life Specialist Concentration must take the following courses:

(BA)

BIOL 2405 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

(BS)

BIOL 2405 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Plus 11 credit hours of laboratory science (selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics.)

Religion

9

9

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment

Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
POLS 2301 - American National Government

3

3

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

60

54

Psychology Major

 

 

Required courses

27

27

PSYC 1301 - General Psychology
PSYC 2301 - Statistics for the Social Sciences
PSYC 3303 - Psychology Internship I (S-L)
PSYC 3311 - Marriage and Family Systems 
PSYC 4305 - Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
PSYC 4311 - Integration of Psychology and Christianity
PSYC 4317 - Research Methods

Plus 6 additional upper-level hours in psychology.*

Child Life Specialist Concentration must take the following courses

to fulfill the 6 additional required upper-level hours:

PSYC 3332 - Development of Infants, Children, and Adolescents

PSYC 4333 - Psychology of Adolescence

CONCENTRATIONS:

(Choose one 15-hour concentration from the following.)

General Psychology Concentration

15

Choose a combination of 15 upper-level hours from any psychology concentration below or 15 hours of upper-level psychology courses.

Child Life Specialist (CLS) Concentration

15

BIOL 2302 - Medical Terminology for Health Professionals

BIOL 4307 - Bioethics

PSYC 4309 - Child Life Theory and Practice

PSYC 4321 - Dynamics of Therapeutic Play

SOCI 3330 - Death and Dying

Clinical Psychology Concentration

15

PSYC 3317 - Clinical Psychology

PSYC 3322 - Cognitive Psychology

Choose three courses from the following:

PSYC 3302 - Juvenile Delinquency

PSYC 3312 - Drug and Alcohol Problems

PSYC 3332 - Development of Infants, Children, and Adults

PSYC 4301 - Race and Ethnicity

PSYC 4313 - Group Psychology

PSYC 4332 - Crisis Intervention

PSYC 4333 - Psychology of Adolescence

Forensic Psychology Concentration

15

CRJS 4307 - Criminology

PSYC 3315 - Forensic Psychology

Choose any 3 of the following courses:

CRJS 4303 - Organization and Administration

CRJS 4308 - Corrections

PSYC 3302 - Juvenile Delinquency

PSYC 3312 - Drug and Alcohol Problems

PSYC 4332 - Crisis Intervention

SOCI 4330 - Victim/Victimization

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Concentration

15

MANA 3301 - Principles of Management

PSYC 4301 - Race and Ethnicity

Choose any three of the following courses:

MANA 3302 - Principles of Human Resource Management

MANA 3303 - Principles of Organizational Behavior

MANA 3306 - Management Communication

MANA 4301 - Operations and Quality Management

MANA 4341 - Negotiations in Management

MANA 4342 - Business Ethics

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

114

114

Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses

6

6

COUN 5312 - Counseling Theories and Techniques

COUN 5314 - Lifespan Human Development

Electives

  • In order to satisfy the "Undergraduate only" portion of an accelerated degree plan, sufficient lower-level and upper-level elective hours must be taken to complete the minimum number of Undergraduate credit hours required for each specific accelerated degree.

  • As part of this accelerated degree plan, 6 shared Graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 42 upper-level Undergraduate credit hours required for all bachelor's degrees.

General Psychology Concentration

Upper-Level

0

0

Lower or Upper-Level

12

18

Child Life Specialist Concentration

Upper-Level

3

3

Lower or Upper-Level

9

15

Clinical Psychology Concentration

Upper-Level

0

0

Lower or Upper-Level

12

18

Forensic Psychology Concentration

Upper-Level

0

0

Lower or Upper-Level

12

18

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Concentration

Upper-Level

0

0

Lower or Upper-Level

12

18

TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS REQUIRED 120

A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required. Students must complete all Undergraduate hours and shared undergraduate/graduate hours prior to enrolling for remaining Graduate hours.

REMAINING GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

MA in Christian Counseling Requirements

Required Courses

18

MINS 5302 - Ministry Research and Writing Across Media

MINS 5303 - Foundations of Spiritual Life

MINS 6305 - Ministry Mentorship (S-L)

THEO 5313 - Applied Hermeneutics

THEO 6305 - Christian History and Heritage

THEO 6306 - Systematic Theology

MA in Christian Counseling Courses

12

MACC 6301 - Introduction to Christian Counseling

MACC 6302 - Abnormal Psychology

MACC 6303 - Christian Counseling Skills

Select one of the following recommended courses:

COUN 5313 - Group Counseling Methods

COUN 6311 - Addictive and Compulsive Disorders

COUN 6314 - Marriage and Family Counseling

COUN 6320 - Counseling Victims of Trauma

COUN 6324 - A Christian Approach to Human Sexuality

MACM 6303 - Conflict Resolution in Ministry

MACM 6304 - Victim Assistance Ministry Training

MAEML 5310 - Small Group Ministry Design and Practice

or

A course from one of the following disciplines:

COUN, MACC, MACM, MAEML, THEO, or WORS.

TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED

30

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE

150

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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