Program Overview

Lee University, a Christ-centered liberal arts campus, offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Ministry Leadership – Counseling Emphasis. All students enrolled in the program must take ENGL-106 or ENGL-110 by the completion of the 18th hour of college credit. If a student does not meet this requirement, he or she must enroll in ENGL-106 or ENGL110 before enrolling in additional courses.

The degree can be completed in a four-year sequence of study. A total of 18 credit hours are required in the religion core portion of the program, which is intended to provide a biblical/theological foundation for students. The courses in this section include BIBL-101, BIBL-102, BIBL-261, THEo-230, THEO-231, and THEO-235.

The general education core portion of the program includes a total of 36 credit hours broken up between the humanities, communications, social science, and natural science and mathematics. A total of 12 credit hours are required in the humanities. HUMN-201 or ENGL-221 is required. Students must take 12 credit hours, four classes, in communications. The classes are GNST-111, COMM-200, ENGL-106, and ENGL-110. In the social science portion of the program, two of three classes are required. The classes offered in this section are PSYC-200, SOCI-200, and ECON-110. A total of six credit hours are required in the natural science and mathematics portion.

There are 10 classes under the specialty area portion of the program, for a total of 30 hours. The courses in this section include BIBL-204, BIBL-402, BIBL-421, CHED-340, CHMN-320, CLDR-301, CLDR-310, CLDR-450, PASM-351, and THEO-232.

Under the counseling emphasis portion of the program, eight courses are required for a total of 24 credits. These courses include PASM-264, PASM-464, PSYC-230AP, PSYC-250, PSYCH-320, PSYCH-401, PSYCH-451, and PSYC-452.

Only one course, GNST-400, is required under the academic assessment portion. Lastly, twelve credit hours are required in the general electives portion of the program.

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    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Lee University is a four-year private school located in Cleveland, Tennessee. The school was established in 1918 as a Bible Training School until 1947 when the name was changed to Lee College. The school was granted university status in 1997. Lee has become one of the largest Christ-centered private institutions in Tennessee and the largest in the Appalachian College Association.

    Lee University offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and post-master certificates. Academic programs are made up of four colleges and schools:

    • College of Arts & Sciences
    • Helen DeVos College of Education
    • School of Music
    • School of Religion

    Online classes are offered through the division of Adult Learning using a program called Moodle. Courses are offered fully online, in an intensive format (hybrid online and onsite mix), or fully onsite at Lee education centers. Several undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered completely online, as well as certificates in ministry.


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