Bachelor of Science

Points of Distinction:

  • Students in the Christian Psychology program will develop a Biblical foundation and learn how to integrate psychology concepts to gain a clearer picture of how God created us.
  • A special emphasis will be placed on students’ personal, spiritual, and professional growth throughout the program.
  • Professors with experience in a variety of clinical counseling and ministry teach core classes in this program.
  • Internship or “observation hours” are required for hands-on or observational experience in the mental health field.
  • Students will learn how to identify those who need mental health care and how to help and/or refer them to appropriate resources.
  • Recognizing that the goal of many students pursuing this degree is to continue onto a master’s degree, the program focuses on growing the student’s understanding of psychological concepts, expanding their Biblical worldview, instructing them in counseling skills and techniques, and increasing knowledge of clinical vernacular.

Possible Careers:

  • Case Manager
  • Educational Therapist
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Child Welfare Worker
  • Rehabilitation Speialist
  • Career Counselor
  • Parole and Probation Officer
  • With further education:
    • School Counselor
    • Marriage and Family Therapist
    • Social Worker
    • Professional Counselor/Therapist
    • Psychologist
    • Neurologist

How do I become certified?

In order to be licensed, regardless of the school, students must be prepared to earn a Master’s degree, either a Master’s of Counseling or a Master’s of Social Work. Boise Bible College prepares students for Master’s work in various areas. 

Furthermore, Boise Bible College has an agreement with Hope International University to expedite admissions for students entering their Master of Science in Counseling and Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy with an ongoing tuition discount of 25%.

In some cases, some students must go on and obtain a Doctorate degree.

For additional information about the Christian Psychology Degree, contact us at admissions@boisebible.edu or see the catalog.

This is a program with strong Christian influence. Unlike other colleges, you will grow closer to God in the process of learning about human emotions. 

L. Shepard

Christian Psychology Degree Breakdown

All 4- and 2-year degrees at Boise Bible College are built around three components: General Education, Bible Major, Ministry Program.

It is necessary to fulfill all requirements in each of these components in order to successfully complete the degree. Each component, and each course, plays a role in your overall development as a person of influence

General Studies (1 credit)
  • Bible College Navigator
Language and Communication (18 credits)
  • Public Speaking
  • English Grammar & Composition
  • Research & Writing
Philosophy (8 credits)
  • Christian Ethics
  • Christian Apologetics
  • Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, or Worldviews
History (6 credits)
  • Survey of Church History
  • Church History (choose one of three sections)
Math/Science (choose 3 credits)
  • Research and Elementary Statistics 
Social Science (choose 3 credits*)
  • General Psychology
  • Social Psychology
Guided Electives (3 credits)
  • American Sign Language
  • Recent American History
  • Introduction to Literature
  • American Literature
  • Classics of Christian Literature
  • Music History and Appreciation
Electives (7 credits)
  • General Electives (may not include Bible, theology, or ministry courses)
  • Open Electives (may include any course offered)
Christian Psychology Core (14 credits)
  • Counseling Fundamentals
  • Developmental Psychology
  • History and Systems in Psychology
  • Advanced Counseling
  • Abnormal Psychology
Guided Electives (6 credits)
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Youth Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • TJTA Counseling
  • Clinical Techniques
  • Major Theories
Counseling Observations (2 credits)
Christian Ministries Core (17 credits)
  • Christian Life
  • Introduction to Vocational Ministries
  • Sophomore Seminar
  • Evangelism & Discipleship
  • Principles of Instruction
  • Communicating Biblical Truth or Intro to Preaching
  • Foundations for Spiritual Growth
  • Women in Ministry or Life in Ministry
  • Christian Leadership
  • Senior Capstone
  • Contextual Ministry
Bible (25 credits)
  • Journey Through the Bible
  • New Testament Introduction
  • Old Testament Introduction
  • Life and Ministry of Jesus
  • Acts of the Apostles
  • Gospels Electives
  • 1, 2 Timothy & Titus
  • History of Israel
  • Romans
Theology (16 credits)
  • Survey of Bible Doctrine
  • Biblical Interpretation and Resources
  • Restoration Movement Principles
  • Origin and Nature of the Bible
  • Historical Theology
  • Advanced Bible Doctrine
Bible or Theology Electives (3 credits)

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