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 4 units
GEC102 English Composition I 4 units
GEC103 English Composition II 4 units
GEC104 General Psychology 4 units
GEC105 Humanities I 4 units
GEC106 Humanities II 4 units
GEC107 Introduction to Philosophy 4 units
GEC108 Introduction to Sociology 4 units
GEC109 Principle Economic 4 units
GEC110 World History I 4 units
GEC111 World History II 4 units
Total General Education: 44 units
• Lower-Division Curriculum
Course # Course Title Units
LDC101 Bible Study Methods 4 units
LDC102 Church and Worship 4 units
LDC103 Introduction to Christian Education 4 units
LDC104 Introduction to Christian Ethnics 4 units
LDC105 Introduction to Christian Music 4 units
LDC106 Introduction to the Old Testament 4 units
LDC107 Introduction to the New Testament 4 units
LDC108 Pastoral Ministry 4 units
LDC109 Philosophy of Religion 4 units
LDC110 The Background of the Bible 4 units
LDC111 The Life of Christ 4 units
Total Lower Division: 44 units
• Upper-Division Curriculum
Course # Course Title Units
BCO201 Advanced Counseling: Theories and Practices 4 units
BCO202 Counseling Theory and Practice 4 units
BCO203 Crisis Counseling 4 units
BCO204 Essential Qualities of a Christian Counselor 4 units
BCO205 Family Life Ministry 4 units
BCO206 Introduction to Psychology 4 units
BCO207 Life-Span Development 4 units
BCO208 Marriages and Family Counseling 4 units
BCO209 Survey of Christian Counseling 4 units
BCO210 Survey of Christian Leadership 4 units
BCO211 Survey of Religious Counseling 4 units
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 4 units
MCO102 Biblical Crisis Counseling 4 units
MCO103 Competencies 4 units
MCO104 Counseling Theory 4 units
MCO105 Diagnostic Practice & Professional Ethics 4 units
MCO106 Ethics & Professional Development 4 units
MCO107 Geriatric Counseling 4 units
MCO108 Health and Clinical Psychology 4 units
MCO109 Health Psychology 4 units
MCO110 Marriage and Family Therapy 4 units
MCO111 Professional Practice & Professional Ethics 4 units
MCO112 Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy 4 units
MCO113 Relationship and Marital Therapy 4 units
MCO114 Sex Problem Counseling 4 units
MCO115 Trauma Therapy 4 units
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
4 units
DCO101 Adult and Senior Education & Counseling 4 units
DCO102 Advanced Abnormal Psychology 4 units
DCO103 Advanced Child Education 4 units
DCO104 Alcoholism and Substance Abuse 4 units
DCO105 Biblical Approach to Human Relations 4 units
DCO106 Childhood Education and Counseling 4 units
DCO107 Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy 4 units
DCO108 Counseling Troubled Youth 4 units
DCO109 Cross-cultural Education & Family Ministry 4 units
DCO110 Dynamics of Adolescent Education and Counseling 4 units
DCO111 Family Education & Counseling Research 4 units
DCO112 Human Growth and Development 4 units
DCO113 Interpersonal and Intercultural Relationship 4 units
DCO114 Pastoral Counseling 4 units
DCO115 Special Topics in Family Studies 4 units
DCO799 Dissertation 8 units
Total Units: 68 units


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