Biblical Counseling

TMU Online offers a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Counseling with a choice of two possible emphases.  The Biblical Counseling: Greek emphasis includes nine semester units of Biblical Greek language study, while the Biblical Counseling: Non-Greek emphasis includes a three semester unit Introduction to Biblical Language.

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Counseling is designed to equip the Christian adult with the principles and procedures of biblical counseling in order to further prepare them for service in their local church. Grounded in the Word of God and aimed at the building up of the saints, this course of study emphasizes the sufficiency of God’s Word to meet the needs of everyday life. Students will be prepared for the ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors) exam, to move toward certification. The following requirements must be satisfied prior to graduation.


Major Requirements

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Course Title


Course #

Course Title



   Foundations of Biblical Study *



   Introduction to Psychology



   Biblical Interpretation *



   Marriage & Family



   Introduction to Biblical Counseling *



   Biblical Conflict Resolution



   Elementary Greek I         



   Counseling Practicum



   Elementary Greek II        



   Problems & Procedures I



   Elementary Greek III       



   Counseling Internship **



   Methods of Biblical Change



   Problems & Procedures II **



   Theological Basis for Biblical Counseling



   Senior Integration Seminar **


 Every third course, one unit of Distinctives of Biblical Living is required.

For Course Description and Textbook Requirements click on the link below.

Prerequisites (through our online general education courses):

  • Old Testament Survey I and II
  • New Testament Survey I and II
  • Christian Theology I and II

 Program-level Learning Outcomes

A graduate from TMC Online BA program in Biblical Counseling should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the correct application of hermeneutical principles to develop an interpretation of a biblical text including a foundational working knowledge of biblical Greek.
  2. Explain the foundational theological principles of biblical counseling with particular focus on the doctrines of inspiration, inerrancy, and sufficiency of the Scriptures, leading to the ability to biblically interact with and respond to current trends, conceptual approaches, and practices in the counseling field.
  3. Explain from Scripture the role of biblical counseling within the larger work of the church; particularly its relationship to evangelism and discipleship. 
  4. Develop a counseling methodology that effectively applies a broad range of relevant biblical passages to counselee issues; in particular core issues of the heart, and understanding the centrality of the gospel as the basis for biblical change that leads to true worship.
  5. Demonstrate a consistent pattern of self-reflection leading to growth in the character qualities necessary for effective biblical counseling.


Click here to view the Textbooks for all Online Biblical Counseling courses.

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Required major courses for the Biblical Counseling degree online are taught in two 8-week blocks over three semesters each year.  Students taking one course per block are able to complete the major coursework in 28 months.  By taking more than one course per block, the program can be completed in as little as 14 months.


General Education & Electives

  • All TMU BA degrees require students to complete 122-semester units which includes major coursework (42 units), General Education (GE) requirements (65 units), and unrestricted electives (15 units).
  • GE and Elective courses can be taken through TMU Online, transferred in from another accredited college or university, and/or via Advanced Placement or CLEP (subject to TMU transfer credit policies).
  • GE and elective courses can be taken prior to, concurrent with, or subsequent to completion of the major coursework.


Career Opportunities

The Biblical Counseling major will equip you, the student, to minister the Word of God to people who need help in vocational, ministry, and family settings. Prior students have gone on to the following roles:

  • Christian High School Counselor
  • Dean of Students
  • Pastor
  • Director of Biblical Counseling
  • Lay leadership ministry (Elder, Deacon, etc.)
  • Advanced degrees (M.A. in Biblical Counseling, M. Div Th.M, etc.)


Degree Requirements Summary

Click here to print a summary of the degree requirements for BA in Biblical Counseling.


Admission Requirements

An individual must meet the following requirements to be admitted as an undergraduate, degree-seeking student in any of TMU's Christian Degree Programs Online:

  1. Faith in Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior
  2. High School Graduate, GED, or California High School Proficiency Exam
  3. Application
  4. Pastor Recommendation
  5. High School and or College transcripts
  6. Application Fee: $35