Bachelor of Christian Studies in Christian Counseling

Graduation Credits 120 │ 3-9 years
can be completed by taking courses solely in the evening and Saturday

Program Goals

The Bachelor of Christian Studies in Christian Counseling degree program provides a foundational theological training program for lay leaders with an emphasis on Christian Counseling. It is designed to nurture and equip Christians to become a companion counselor or a professional counselor. This program highlights blending elements of Christianity and spiritual direction into counseling theories and practices. Experiential learning like personal growth, spiritual formation, communal interaction, counseling practicum and others equips students to become Christian counselors of high quality to establish and develop a caring ministry of Christian counseling service.


After completion, students would acquire:

  • Solid biblical and theological knowledge;
  • Enhancement of personal growth to help themselves and others to own healthier body, mind and soul to walk with themselves, others and God;
  • Mastery and application of the Christianity and Spiritual Direction on counseling theories and practices;
  • An understanding the psychology and spiritual needs of various serving population across different phases of life;
  • An understanding of various critical issues in counseling including but not limited to mental health, culture, research and assessment for counseling;
  • Mastery and application of the Christian counseling ethics code in practice;
  • Application of what have learned to counseling, caring or related ministry.


Admission Requirements

  • Six years of secondary school studies or equivalent ; and
  • Baptized Christian; and
  • Mission on caring ministry
  • Proof of the academic ability to engage in theological study.

(Applicant who completed five years of secondary school studies may be admitted to the program with the requirement of taking an extra 18 credits, the additional credits may also be exempted by other recognized academic study or working experience.)


Further Study

A Bachelor of Christian Studies in Christian Counseling degree holder can continue to study for the Bachelor of Theology / Master of Divinity / Master of Arts in Christian Counseling programs at LTS and credits can be exempted.

Program Content

(course credits in brackets)


i) Biblical Theology

Core Courses

 OT1000 Introduction to the Old Testament (3)

 NT1000 Introduction to the New Testament (3)

Guided Electives

 1 course on OT (3)

 1 course on NT (3)

Electives (1 courses) (3)


ii) Systematic Theology

Core Courses

 CT1000 Introduction to Christian Ethics (3)

 DM2009 Dogmatics (Module A) (3)

Guided Electives

 1 course on CH/HT (3)

Electives (2 course) (6)


iii) Practical Theology

Core Courses

 1 course on LD (3)

 1 course on DK (3)

 1 course on CE (3)

 1 course on SW (3)

 1 course on WL (3)

 1 course on MC (3)


iv) Area of Emphasis: Christian Counseling

Core Courses

 CP2011 Essential Counseling Skills (3)

 CP2012 Theories and Practice in Group Counseling (3)

 CP2034 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (3)

 CP2035 Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy (3)

 CP2036 Counseling Theories and Practices (3)

 CP2037/CT2007 Counseling Ethics and Culture (3)

 CP2043/SW2046 Developmental Psychology and Spiritual Growth (3)

 CP3016 Research and Assessment for Counseling (3)

Experiential Courses

 CP2017/PT2052 Personal Growth (3)

 CP2039 Experiential Process in Counseling (5)


v) Academic and Integrated Studies

Core Courses

 IS1000 Workshop on Academic Writing (1)


vi) Practical Training (3)

Core Courses

 CP2040 Counseling Practice: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; or

 CP2041 Counseling Practice: Essential Counseling Skill; or

 CP2042 Counseling Practice: Satir Model; or

 CP3019 Group Counseling Practicum; or

 CP3028 Companion Counseling Practicum I; or

 CP3024-3025 Professional Counseling Practicum I & II


vii) Free Electives

12 course (36)