Program Overview

Luther Rice College and Seminary offers a Bachelor of Arts in Religion with a Bible Counseling Minor that is well suited for students who wish to enhance their biblical knowledge. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of writing, communications, theology, the bible, sociology, ethics, literature, philosophy, and more. Individuals will be fully prepared to work in counseling positions in churches or other related establishments. Graduates who earn this degree can expect to find rewarding employment in churches or religious counseling centers. Individuals often work as church counselors, associate pastors, Christian educators, community care pastors, outreach pastors, ministry staff, pastors, or in other religious related positions.
The Bachelor of Arts in Religion with a Bible Counseling Minor program consists 120 total credit hours. Students are required to finish general education courses, ministry preparation courses, biblical studies major courses, biblical counseling minor courses, and elective courses. Biblical studies courses that students must complete include: Biblical Interpretation, Personal Evangelism, Spiritual Formation, Church History, New Testament Survey, Life of Christ, Acts, Revelation, Old Testament Survey, Genesis, Survey of Theology I, Survey of Theology II, and Christology. Biblical counseling minor courses include: Introduction to Biblical Counseling, Methodology in Biblical Counseling, Theological Foundations in Biblical Counseling, Biblical Counseling in Ministry, Principles of Sociology, and Marriage and Family Counseling.

Students may participate in these program courses through an online format. This allows for flexibility for those who are employed or have other obligations. It is suggested that students have well-developed time management skills in order to complete assignments on time and study course material.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation

    Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission

    Luther Rice University and Seminary (LRU) is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), having been awarded reaffirmed status as a Category IV institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on November 28, 2005; this status is effective for a period of ten years.

    School Overview

    Luther Rice College and Seminary is a private, four-year Baptist institution located in Lithonia, Georgia. The school’s mission statement is “to provide theological education for Christian ministers and leaders around the world with an end to granting undergraduate and graduate degrees.” The educational experience offered is designed to “instill biblical core values essential to excellence in Christian ministry and leadership.” In mid-1962, the State of Florida granted a charter for a seminary to be placed in Jacksonville, Florida, and Luther Rice University was created. In 1991, the Seminary moved from Jacksonville to Lithonia, Georgia. The name of Luther Rice Seminary was changed in 2004 by the action of the Trustees to Luther Rice University.

    Luther Rice awards bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees. Students can earn a degree exclusively through online studies, through traditional classroom format, or in a hybrid format. Almost 300 online courses are offered per year, which are delivered through secure servers using Blackboard and standard Internet connections.


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