Courses

Bachelor Degree in Christian Counselings Psychology

Become a qualified counsellor. The course provides an opportunity to interact with and learn from very successful, highly qualified and experienced professionals. It also allows you to enter one of the fastest growing professions. Counselling and Psychology is directed at serving the needs of individual in one’s community. As such, the program requires a minimal amount of social engagement (surveys, questionnaires, role play, etc) in aid of learning.

The Master of Arts in Biblical Counselling Psychology

The Master of Arts in Biblical Counselling Psychology program is designed to prepare you as a Marriage and Family Therapist and to positively impact individuals, couples and families in the community. Our comprehensive curriculum will give you a broad academic and clinical experience that is uniquely grounded in the identity and values of a Christian university. Our program emphasizes the development of competence in working with diverse populations. The curriculum includes training in trauma and crisis intervention, community collaboration, recovery-model approaches and evidence-based practices.

Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies

Welcome to BIBU ONLINE Bachelors Degree In Biblical Studies. Students may pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. They might also consider either a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion or a Bachelor of Science in Religion, both with a specialization in biblical studies. Throughout the program, students are exposed to theories of religion and the history behind religious movements. A bachelor’s degree program in biblical studies may also focus on biblical texts and languages. Students are also often encouraged to complete an internship or job-training in settings such as churches and hospitals while completing the program.

Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity is a graduate degree which involves the combination of theory and practice in the form of field studies for students to become specialized in theology. It involves intense study of about 72 to 106 credit hours to complete the whole degree with residency requirements. Courses in the Master of Divinity program are different from university to university, but the degree usually involves some studying in: Philosophy The Old and New Testament Theology Church History Christian Education Latin/Hebrew and linguistics of Christian Scriptures One or two secular courses Christian Ethics Pastoral Counseling Courses on gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and cultural diversity Other courses will be decided based on the religious order MDiv Graduation MDiv programs will require either a thesis or residence program to be completed for graduation. The thesis involves researching a topic of importance to the student where they can explore it through the perspectives of theology, history, and philosophy. The thesis is mostly done by those students who also aspire to complete a Doctorate degree in Divinity and want to become academically involved in religion. The residency program is for students who want to work directly at the church. Universities place students in different churches where they are supervised and work alongside others in their faith. This usually takes a few years, after which the student can graduate.

Master of Arts in Religion: World Religions

Generally, there are six major world religions which enjoy the majority of adherents throughout the world, all of which have deep and complex histories and traditions. Eastern religion is dominated by Hinduism and Buddhism, both of which originated in the Indian subcontinent. Western religion is characterized by the three Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, all of which share a common geographical birthplace as well as extensive overlapping in practices and beliefs.

Doctor of Counselling Psychology

Most of the Doctoral degrees require the completion of 40 credits beyond the Master’s degree with the option of doing a doctoral dissertation for a portion of the credits. The following degrees require 60 credits beyond the Master’s degree, including a mandatory doctoral dissertation: Doctor of Christian Philosophy, Doctor of Divinity, and Doctor of Theology. These credits may come from a combination of: 1) courses taken; 2) an original dissertation or ministry project; and 3) a practicum or internship experience. The student is expected to work together with the Dean in designing a program that will meet his desire for growth in the area(s) in which God has placed a passion in his heart. Courses taken: The student may choose any of the courses offered by BIBU. If he chooses an undergraduate course, additional work will be added to fulfill the graduate-level requirements. Original dissertation or ministry project: This can be an original written work, or the creation of a ministry work. Uniqueness and/or originality will be key evaluation points of this project. If a written project, it should keep a balance between original textual research (in Scripture and secondary literature) and a practical testing of the thesis in real life. Somehow the ministry work or the original written work should add a new perspective to the knowledge and practice of the topic addressed by the thesis. Practicum or internship: We also encourage a portion of the doctoral degree be from real life ministry experience. Limits: A maximum of 20 credits may be awarded for the total of both transfer credits from other institutions and from credits earned for life experience. Of these 20, no more than 10 may come from credits earned for life experience.