christian psychology

bachelor of science or bachelor of arts

points of distinction:

  • students in the christian psychology program learn to intertwine biblical truth and psychology concepts to gain a clearer picture of mankind.
  • the core classes of this program are taught by professors who have experience counseling in church and clinical settings.
  • internship or observation hours are required for this degree to provide better understanding and practical experience to graduates.
  • the christian psychology degree is designed to prepare you for a variety of master’s degrees in the counseling and/or psychology field.

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 of counseling or master of social work. boise bible college prepares students for master’s work in various areas.

in some cases, some students must go on and obtain a doctorate degree.

for additional information about the christian psychology degree, contact us at or see the catalog.

my journey

i chose the christian psychology degree at boise bible college so that i could come to understand the psychological connections between people in a biblical way. 

a. yunker, current student

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 
  • greek basics 1-3 (only for bachelor of arts degrees)
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)
  • personal finances
  • theory of intelligent design
social science (choose 3 credits*)
  • cultural anthropology
  • general psychology
  • sociology
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)
bible (25 credits)
  • journey through the bible
  • new testament introduction
  • old testament introduction
  • acts of the apostles
  • life of christ (choose two of three sections)
  • 1, 2 Timothy & Titus
  • history of israel
  • romans
  • greek exegesis 1-3 (only for bachelor of arts degrees)
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)
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
christian psychology core (14 credits)
  • counseling fundamentals 
  • developmental 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
observations (2 credits)
open electives (4 credits)

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