The Pre-Counseling major equips students for effective service to various disadvantaged populations and care ministries. Students attain the knowledge and skills needed to work with individuals who experience difficult life situations. Students gain an understanding of counseling theories, helping skills, and the nature of ministries in the social service arena. 

Student Learning Objectives

Students successfully completing the Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Counseling program will be able to:

  • Understand how they are uniquely created in Christ and have a growing, deepening conviction to follow Him more closely as evidenced in a holistic approach to God and His world.
  • Combine a mature Christian faith with a counseling framework that integrates theology, knowledge, skills, values, and a biblical understanding of the individual in a variety of contexts and settings.
  • Develop fundamental skills in helping that enable the student to minister to individuals and groups as well as to mentor others in the Christian faith.
  • Evaluate the causes, effects, and counseling considerations relevant to ministry with individuals and families in need.

Future Ministry Possibilities

Students who complete the program will have entry-level knowledge and skills appropriate for service in full-time church and parachurch positions such as community outreach worker, residential treatment counselor, group facilitator, group home worker, social service liaison and more.


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"In my counseling classes at Moody, I developed the conviction that no one is lost or broken beyond Christ’s ability to heal. Now, I remember that Christ’s love can make all things new and heal all wounds."
— Juliane, Kandern, Germany
B.A. in Pre-Counseling

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