The purposes of the minor in Counseling are (1) to provide pre-professional knowledge and skills essential to counseling in a local church setting and/or a counseling situation and (2) to present a thoroughly biblical approach to counseling.



Piedmont International University has transformed my life and ministry for the Lord.  I chose this school for its consistent doctrinal teaching at all academic levels and for its dispensational approach to Scripture.  The faculty and staff go the extra mile to help students receive the best education possible.  If you want the best academic training for ministry, choose Piedmont!

Ward Harris, B.A.B.S, M.A.B.S., Ph.D. in Progress
Associate Pastor, Church Administrator, and Bible Teacher
Ripplemead, VA

Loved my time here. Solid teaching from loving and invested teachers and staff! They are compassionate, involved people that truly love God.

Kathryn Best
Consumer Sales Associate at Kaplan Early Learning Company




Upon completion of the program, the student should be equipped to do the following:

  • Recognize and evaluate models and theories of counseling
  • Propose a biblical philosophy of counseling
  • Manage problems from a biblical approach to counseling
  • Demonstrate preparation for graduate level training in counseling



Summary of Required Hours

Total Hours  18