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Courses for Degrees in Biblical Studies

 

H. Roscoe University is authorized by the Maryland State Higher Education Commission under the Education Article 11-202.1 as a non-profit, religious, degree-granting institution.

The courses listed below within the Undergraduate Program may be taken as a Biblical Studies Certificate or applied as   a major concentration toward any of the following online Bible degrees:

 

All disciplines and degree levels must take the following prerequisite courses:

Creation Therapy -  A Biblically Based Model for Christian Counseling by Richard Arno, Ph.D. & Phyllis Arno, Ph.D.

This course teaches accountability for each individual's actions and helps the reader understand who God created him or her to be. 

The purpose of this course is to:

1. Provide the student with the Biblical, historic and scientific background of the theory of temperament and to provide evidence of the validity of this theory as a guide to understanding human behavior from a Christian perspective.

2. Teach the student the general behavior patterns of each temperament, how it affects every aspect of all our lives, and how to use this information to develop and maintain human relationships.

3. Introduce the student to a test called "Arno Profile System." this test, measures inborn temperament with an accuracy rate of over 90%.

4. Provide the student with a credible alternative to counseling/coaching techniques currently available to the Christian community. The therapeutic model taught in this course has a proven success rate of 93.4% this percentile is based on the therapy conducted with over 7,000 counselees.

5. Teach the student a faith-based approach to human behavior to better equip them to serve in lay-counseling or coaching that assists others in achieving long-term emotional and spiritual well-being.

DOMV - 4012 -  Domestic Violence (Counseling) - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says that “a woman is defined as abused if she has had intentional, usually repeated, physical or psychological harm done to her by a man with whom she is or has been in an intimate relationship.”3  While men can  also be victims of domestic violence, women make up about 97% of domestic violence survivors.  Students will gain insight on the love of God while discovering attributes of Domestic Violence.


  Associate of Biblical Studies

  Courses leading to the Associate Degree are administered by the AAMI Bible Institute and transferred to H. Roscoe    

  University for conferring of the degree.

  Associate of Christian Education

  Courses leading to the Associate Degree require 60 credit hours and follow the format of the Bachelor Degree Courses.

  Bachelor of Biblical Studies Track - 120 credit hours

  Bachelor of Ministry

  DOMV - 4012 -  Domestic Violence (Counseling) - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says that “a woman is defined as abused if she has had intentional, usually repeated, physical or psychological harm done to her by a man with whom she is or has been in an intimate relationship.”3  While men can  also be victims of domestic violence, women make up about 97% of domestic violence survivors.  Students will gain insight on the love of God while discovering attributes of Domestic Violence

  Bachelor of Christian Education - 120 credit hours and follows the same course outline as Biblical Studies with the 

  exception of three (3) Church Foundation Courses.

 BIB - 4023 Origins of the Bible - Historically tracing and references of the original of the biblical canon.  Students will gain  insight and a great respect on the process of selecting the books of the bible (canon). 

 BIB - 4024 Doctrine of Man - This doctrine is not just restricted to Christianity but other religions recognize that because of this act of disobedience, man was  separated from God, his creator.   

 BIB - 4025 Doctrine of Repentance - This course notes the significance of Godly repentance (turning from sin).

 BIB - 4026 Doctrine of Faith - I. The Importance of the Doctrine. II The Definition of Faith, III. The Source of Faith,  IV.       Results of Faith: 

 BIB - 4027 Doctrine of Regeneration/New Birth  - I. Its' Nature:   II. Its Necessity, III. Its Means

 BIB - 4028 Doctrine of Justification -  I. Its Meaning, II. Its Method 

 BIB - 4029 Doctrine of Adoption  -  I . The Meaning of Adoption.

 BIB - 4030 Doctrine of Sanctification   - Sanctification Its Meaning II. When It Takes Place.

 BIB - 4031 Doctrine of Prayer -  I.  Its Importance, II. Its Neglect

 BIB - 4032 Doctrine of the Scripture  - I.  Names and Titles.  II. Inspiration, 2. Distinctions, 3. Views, 4. The Claims of the   Scriptures, 5. The Character of Inspiration.

 BIB - 4033  Doctrine of the Church - I.  Definitions/Distinctions  II. the Founding of the Church,  III.  Membership in the Church, IV.  The Church is Presented, V.  The Ordinances of the Church, VI.  The Vocation of the Church

 BIB - 4034 Doctrine of Pneumatology (The Holy Spirit) - The characteristics of the Holy Spirit and exactly who He is.

 BIB - 4035 Christology - Study Jesus Christ - This course presents the person and work of Jesus Christ from His pre-   existence to His Second Coming. Thus, acquainting the students with the major doctrines of Jesus Christ, while focusing on   the centrality of Jesus Christ in all that Christianity teaches, believes, and practices.

 BIB - 4036 Doctrine of Eschatology/Last things - Eschatology is the study of the doctrine or teachings in the Bible   concerning the end times, the return of Christ and the events that follow.

 BIB - 4037 Old Testament Survey Part 1 - explores the exciting times of ancient Israel. It includes topics such as the patriarchs,   Israel’s trek to the Promised Land, David’s reign, Solomon’s kingdom, the kingdom of Judah, the exile, and the return from   captivity. Samuel J. Schultz, 96 pages, paper, ISBN 1-910566-01-1.      

 BIB - 4038 Old Testament Survey Part 2                                                                                              

 BIB - 4039 New Testament Survey - central theme-the person of Christ. Divisions are the synoptic Gospels, the Gospel of   John, the Book of Acts, the Pauline Epistles in chronological order, the General Epistles, and the Book of Revelation. 

 BIB - 4040 Living the Christ-like Life - Taking Off & Putting On - central theme is the basis for Paul's practical     Instructions in his letter to the Colossians.

 BIB - 4041 The Blood Covenant – (Author David Chapman) it is important to establish the basis of our study. Unless   Jesus had shed his blood, there would be no  remission of sin.

 BIB - 4042  Homiletics - The study of the composition and delivery of a sermon or other religious discourse. It includes all   forms of preaching. 

 BIB - 4043  Paul’s Letters - This course presents how to be right with God, yourself, and others.

 Master Programs - 30 credit hours beyond the bachelor program and a 100 page Thesis

 Master of Biblical Studies

 HERM - 501 (Pt. 1) - Hermeneutics Interpreting and Applying the Bible -  This course introduces you to the principles   and processes of biblical interpretation and application and includes written, verbal, and nonverbal communication.   Emphasis will be placed on both theory and practice. Within the framework of an exegetical method, you will learn to apply   basic principles to selected missiological passages from the Old and New Testaments. Special attention will be given to the   principles used in correctly interpreting parables, poetry, and prophecy. 

 Please refer to the catalogue for full course description/s.

 HERM - 502 (Pt. 2)

 HERM - 503  (Pt. 3)

 HERM - 501 (Pt. 4)

 Please refer to the catalogue for full course description/s.

 CHR – 501 – Christology – Pt. 1 -
 CHR – 502 – Christology – Pt. 2
 CHR – 503 – Christology – Pt. 3
 CHR – 504 – Christology – Pt. 4

 Master of Divinity  

 Doctoral Programs - 36 credit hours beyond the Master Program and a 125 page Dissertation

 Doctorate of Divinity

 Doctorate of Philosophy - in Biblical Studies - the above and Creation Therapy Class

 BIB – 606 - Old Testament Survey - (3 credits) - This course may be substituted for a study of the Pentateuch - An 

 exposition of the first five books of the Old Testament. The spiritual significance of Israel's ceremonial worship practices and

 the theological relationship of these books to the rest of Scripture.

 BIB - 607 - New Testament Survey  - (3 credits) - This course surveys the New Testament by viewing the story of how these 

 writings came from God to us and describes  the setting of historical, religious, political and physical aspects.

 BIB - 608 - Hermeneutics I - (3 credits)

 BIB - 609 - Introduction to Systematic Theology - (3 credits)

 BIB - 610 - Systematic Theology I -  (3 credits)

 BIB - 611 - Hermeneutics II - (3 credits)

 CTC- 612 - Creation Therapy - (9 credits)

 BIB - 613 - Dissertation Proposal - (4 credits) - This course is a Biblical Research & Writing Course – 640 - This course 

 prepares students for steps towards writing their dissertation and is taken in the first semester to orient the student to the 

 research and writing methods, which will continue to be developed throughout the duration of the program. 

 BIB - 614 - Dissertation - (8 credits)



 Counseling Program 


 Having credentials from NCCA ensures that you are recognized within your community as a qualified   Christian/Pastoral counselor. The community can be assured that your credentials are authentic and current.

(Phase 1

B.A. - Christian Counseling

Requirements - 

  • High School diploma and or experienced Christians.   
  • The requirements for completion include completing 13 Courses.  Seven (7) of these are required and six (6) are in your chosen area(s) of concentration.  
  • Quality, Ethics and Legal Issues
  • APS Reports (10)
  •  All students are required to have current ministerial credentials in order to be   credentialed as a certified, licensed, or  pastoral counselor by the National Christian Counselors Association

 Phase I:  This Bachelor's Degree and training program leads to the following degree, certification:

  •  Certified Temperament Counselor certificate
  •  Clinical Member (non-clergy) or Professional Clinical Member (clergy) certificate
  •  Bachelor of Arts Degree in Christian Counseling                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Additional Requirements

  • Each candidate must:
  • Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the A.P.S. to 10 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.                                                                                                                                               
  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
  • a. Written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by the N.C.C.A.’s Licensing Board of Examiners.
  • b. $50 for first year’s annual dues.
  • c. A signed Application for Certification/Membership form.
  • d. a signed copy of N.C.C.A.’s Code of Ethical Standards.

 Courses:  


 Creation Therapy (9) credits towards a degreeAuthors: R. G. Arno, Ph.D. and P. J. Arno, Ph.D.

 This course will provide the candidate with an in-debt background on the theory of temperament with scientific and biblical  

 basis for the theory.  The course covers the development of the theory of five temperaments, the development 

 of the Arno Profile System of temperament profiling, and practical application of the results of the profile  

 Testing Measurements utilizes the primary test used to review the Arno Profile System.  

 Course Requirements

  • Complete and submit an Arno Profile questionnaire
  • Pass two proctored exams (Units 1 & 2)

Successful completion of the coursestudents will be certified to administer the Arno Profile System (APS) as a Temperament Counselor.

  Basic Christian Counseling - (3 credits)  Author: R.G. Arno, Ph.D. 

The student is provided an overview of the "Big Eight" (types of secular counseling/therapeutic  methods).  In addition, the student will be taught the difference between Christian and secular counseling, goals, techniques, and several other important topics, such as the dangers and pitfalls of counseling.

Course Requirements:

  • Completion of course
  • Pass a proctored final exam

Temperament Theory - (3 credits)  Author: R.G. Arno, Ph.D. 

  The candidate will be provided with an in-depth background of the theory of temperament and provided with the scientific        and biblical basis for this theory. This course introduces a fifth temperament and the behavioral patterns of each                       temperament. The student is required to complete a Personal Arno Profile System (A.P.S.) Response Form prior to                  beginning this course.

  Course Requirements:

  • Complete and submit a Personal temperament questionnaire.
  • Pass two proctored exams

  Testing/Measurements(3 credits)  Author: R.G. Arno, Ph.D.

  This course is provided on a one-hour DVD. The instructors will introduce the student to the primary tests used by the              N.C.C.A. Samples of "Jane Doe" reports will be provided for the student’s review. After reviewing the training tape, the             student is required to return a Verification Statement to their instructor, for course credit. Upon receipt of this statement, the    student will continue to the next course.

  Course Requirements:

  • Completion of course
  • Submit Verification Statement
  Temperament Therapy - (3 credits) Author: R. G. Arno, Ph.D.
 
  The candidate will be taught how to apply the theory of temperament in a clinical setting. An A.P.S. start-up packet
  is included with this course. The student is authorized to begin administering the A.P.S. at this point.

  Course Requirements:

  • Completion of course
  • Pass two proctored exams

  Christian Counseling: Integrating Temperament and Psychology - (3 credits)  Author: Henry R. Mohn, Ph.D.

  In this study the candidate will be introduced to the definition, theory and practice of biblically based Christian Psychology        and counseling and how this relates to N.C.C.A.’s counseling model, Temperament Therapy.

  Course Requirements:

  • Completion of course
  • Pass one proctored exam

  Ministry Practicum (5 years) - (27 credits)

  The student will provide a five (5) page report of their ministry experience 

  Domestic Violence  - (9 credits) - taken as a Pre-requisite 

  Advised Electives - See course catalogue (15 required @ 4 credits each = 60)

   

  M.A., Master of Christian Counseling  - 30 credits beyond the B.A.

  Requirements -  

  • B.A. degree
  • Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the A.P.S. to 10 individuals.
  • All students are required to have current ministerial credentials in order to be   credentialed as a certified, licensed, or pastoral counselor by the National Christian Counselors Association

   Phase II - a  Masters degree, this program provides the following for the successful student:

  • Appropriate Advanced Certification for selected specialty areas completed
  • Master of Arts degree in Clinical Christian Counseling
  • Note:  Individuals who already hold a Masters degree in counseling or a related/ accepted field may elect to complete the requirements for license and qualify for a Doctoral degree in Clinical Christian Counseling by completing the following:   

  • Complete Phase I Courses  - Each candidate must complete or have already completed the following 5 courses: 
  • Basic Christian Counseling 

  • Temperament Theory 

  • Testing/Measurements 

  • Temperament Therapy Christian Counseling: 

  • Integrating Temperament and Psychology 
  •          
  • Creation Therapy                                                                                                        

 Additional Requirements  - Each candidate must: 

  • Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the A.P.S. to 10 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor. 

  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following: 

a. Written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by the N.C.C.A.’s Licensing Board of Examiners. 

b. $50 for first year’s annual dues. 

c. A signed Application for Certification/Membership form and a signed copy of N.C.C.A.’s Code of Ethical Standards 


  Courses:  Phase II

   Mastering Pastoral Counseling Utilizing Temperament - (4 credits Rev. John W. Luton, M.A., Richard G. Arno, Ph.D.& 

                                                                                                                  Phyllis J. Arno, Ph.D.

   The candidate will be provided with specific information regarding stress, anger and guilt with the emphasis on the need to     develop family relationships. This course utilizes the N.C.C.A.'s counseling model, Temperament Therapy.

   Course Requirements: 

  • Complete the course
  • Pass one proctored exam                                                                                                             

Temperament Case Studies (4 creditsCompiled by Phyllis J. Arno, Ph.D.

  • The candidate will learn first-hand the counseling model with which the N.C.C.A. members and graduates counsel. These case studies utilize the counseling model taught by the N.C.C.A. and they also incorporate other testing instruments with this model.                                                                                                                                                 

Course Requirements:

  • Complete the course

  • Submit one case study following the format provided by the instructor

Counseling The Codependent:  A Christian Perspective Utilizing Temperament (4 credits)  Jean M. LaCour, Ph.D

The candidate will be provided with specialized training regarding codependency which incorporates the counseling taught by the N.C.C.A.

     Course Requirements:

  • Complete the course 

  • Pass one proctored exam
     Advised Electives - See course catalogue (3 required @ 4 credits each = 12)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Master Thesis  (6 credits) 
  • Student will write a 100 page thesis and submit for graduation requirements.


     Ph.D., Christian Counseling -  36 credits beyond the Masters DegreeCourses are in the process of               uploading

      Individuals who already hold a Masters degree in counseling or a related/accepted field may elect to complete the 

      requirements for license and qualify for a Doctoral degree in Clinical Christian Counseling.

      Complete Phase I

  •      Basic Christian Counseling
  •      Temperament Theory
  •      Testing/Measurements
  •      Temperament Therapy
  •      Christian Counseling: Integrating Temperament and Psychology
      Complete Phase II Courses

  •      Mastering Pastoral Counseling Utilizing Temperament
  •      Temperament Case Studies
  •      Counseling the Codependent
     Complete Phase III Courses
  •     Creation Therapy
  •    (8) advanced courses
     Dissertation  - 130 pages
 

     After successfully completing all of the requirements for Phase III, the candidate will receive 

      • a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor — Advanced Certified certificate, card and

      • the Appropriate Advanced Certification certificates for selected specialty areas completed and

      • a Doctoral degree in Clinical Christian Counseling



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