Bachelor of Christian Studies in Christian Counseling

Graduation Credits 120 │ Full-time 3-yr │ Part-time 9-yr

Program Purpose

The Bachelor of Christian Studies degree provides a foundational and practical theological training course for lay leaders, and nourishes their spiritual formation so that they are well-equipped to respond to their respective calling from God. The B.C.S. in Christian Counseling is designed for persons who are dedicated to Christian ministries in different settings and who aspire to help others to lead a healthy and abundant life in Christ. After graduation, they can continue to pursue their studies at the master’s level.

Program Goals

This program is aimed at nurturing servants and visionary leaders for the Kingdom of God. It tries to help students grow in spiritual depth and moral integrity; to give students comprehensive knowledge in biblical, systematic and practical theologies so that they should be able to reflect upon their own faith and to articulate their faith to others; to train students in developing the specific skills needed for effective ministry and public leadership.


Admission Requirements

  • Six years of secondary school studies or equivalent; and
  • Evidence of the commitment and qualities desired for pastoral leadership; and
  • Proof of the academic ability to engage in theological study.


Further Study

If a B.C.S. degree holder continues to study for the Master of Divinity at LTS, a maximum of 24 credits can be exempted. If a B.C.S. degree holder who majored in Christian Counseling continues to study the M.A. in Christian Counseling at LTS, a maximum of 18 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 (3 courses) (9)


ii) Systematic Theology

Core Courses

 CH1003 Church History I (3)

 DM1000 Introduction to Christian Theology (3)

Guided Electives

 1 course on CH/HT (3)

 2 courses on DM/CT (6)

Electives (2 course) (6)


iii) Practical Theology

Core Courses

 CE1000 Introduction to Christian Education (3)

 SW1002 Spiritual Formation (3)

 WL1000 Introduction to Worship and Liturgy (3)

 MC1000 Introduction to Missiology (3)

 CP2001 Christian Counseling (3)

 CP2017/PT2052 Personal Growth (3)

 DK2000/OT2012/NT2011 Biblical Perspectives on Diakonia (3)

 PT3003 Church Administration and Christian Leadership (3)


iv) Area of Emphasis: Christian Counseling (CP)

Core Courses

 CP2000/SW2028 Life Development and Spiritual Growth (3)

 CP2009 Basic Research and Assessment for Counseling (3)

 CP2010/BS2000 Biblical Perspectives of Christian Counseling (3)

 CP2011 Essential Counseling Skills (3)

 CP2015/CT2003 Christian Counseling Ethics (3)

 CP2016/RC2005 Counseling in Culture (3)

 CP3001 Christian Counseling Blended with Satir Model (3)

 CP3002 Christian Counseling Blended with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (3)


v) Integrated Studies

Core Courses

 IS1000 Workshop on Academic Writing (1)


vi) Practical Training

Core Courses

 CP3005-3007 Counseling Practicum (Individual) (3)

 MU1000 Choir (2)


vii) Free Electives

8 course (24)