Bachelor of Arts inChristian Caregiving and Counseling
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Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Arts in Christian Caregiving and Counseling
is a 100% online program that can equip you with the philosophy, methods, and resources
suited for professional or lay ministry in a broad range of pastoral settings. You
will graduate equipped for lay counselling roles within the local church context and
other church-related bodies.
More than this, our commitment to educating your whole person—mind, body, and spirit—can
truly set you apart for ministerial roles. You will be equipped to help people realize
wholeness in all aspects of their lives.
|With an education at ORU, the value is more than the cost. ORU's Christian Caregiving
and Counseling degree is ranked #1 Online Counseling Degree Program!
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WHAT ABOUT ACCREDITATION?
As a university, we meet the accreditation standards of the Higher Learning Commission
(HLC). This program, offered by our Graduate School of Theology and Ministry, is also
accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
in the United States and Canada (ATS).
WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN CHRISTIAN CAREGIVING AND COUNSELING?
- Lay Counselor *
*Note: Counseling professionals typically need a master’s degree to become licensed,
although requirements vary from state to state. Talk with an ORU Admissions representative
for more information.
WHAT DISTINCT COURSES WILL I TAKE?
You will take various courses such as:
- Issues and Identity of the Caregiver
- Pastoral Approaches to Counseling
- Developing Helping Skills
- Crisis Intervention
- Developmental Psychology
- Christian Leadership
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO GRADUATE?
This program is 124 credit hours. If you were to begin without transferring credit,
you could still complete this degree in as little as 3.5 years when you enroll full-time.
We consider full-time enrollment for this program as 6 credit hours per 7-week term
with 6 terms per year.
HOW MUCH DOES THIS PROGRAM COST?
Our affordable tuition means your finances go further. In addition, many students
benefit from federal aid and our interest-free payment plan. To view your cost, click here.
ANY OTHER REASONS TO COMPLETE MY DEGREE ONLINE WITH ORU?
- You’ll graduate on time with a team of Success Coaches who’ll walk with you every
step of the way.
- You can begin classes ASAP with year-round terms and direct access to our friendly
- Fit classes into your schedule so you can balance work and family commitments.
- Academic support with easy access to caring professors and helpful learning resources.
- Access classes anytime and anywhere with our mobile-friendly and user-friendly online
- ORU Online is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and utilizes the
same world-class curriculum as traditional courses.
Ask us about our introductory Online Strategies class that will jump-start your journey
with 3 credit hours towards your degree. Experience what students around the world
have gained earning a degree with ORU Online.
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in the world. We develop whole leaders for the whole world through a unique Whole
Person education. Spirit-empowered leaders come to ORU, not to “stay” in their faith,
but to GROW in faith.