Child Counselor

Christian Counseling

The Counseling degree opens doors to a diverse group of social service fields focused on improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. Counseling helps individuals understand human behavior and enhances interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills. JMU’s program integrates social and behavioral science with the Christian faith. Graduates from this program are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level jobs in social services. This degree also prepares students for graduate training in mental health and social service fields, including the Master’s in Counseling at JMU University.

The B.S. in Christian Counseling offers several emphasis options including: General Psychology emphasis, Organizational Psychology emphasis and Sports Psychology emphasis.

JMU Christian Counseling MA Degree Core Course Requirements
33 Credit hours - Major Core Courses ( See Core Requirements Below)

  • BITH502 – Gospels/Life of Christ

  • BITH551 – Biblical Interpretation

  • CBUS 543 Advanced Business Course 

  • FIN 537 Financial Management

  • LEAD 579 The Spirit Formed Leader 

  • PSYC 523 Psychology: Growing & Developing

  • PSYC 527 Psychological Disorders

  • PSYC 528 Treating Psychological Disorders 

  • PSYC 529 Psychology: Personality

  • PSYC 530 Psychology: Emotions & Motivations

  • PSYC 531 Psychology in our Social Lives