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Bachelor's Degree in Community Care & Counseling

Counseling ministry and pastoral counseling are important ways to serve others. Through a SAGU degree in Community Care & Counseling, you will be equipped for counseling in an agency, chaplaincy, or ministry setting.


As part of this program, you have access to the following courses.

General Biblical Studies

  • Bible Study
  • The Church in Mission
  • Foundations of Church Ministries
  • Authentic Christianity
  • New Testament Literature
  • Old Testament Literature
  • Introduction to Theology and Apologetics
  • Pentecostal Doctrine and History

Major Studies

  • Hermeneutics
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Ministry of Teaching
  • Leadership in Ministry
  • Biblical Preaching
  • Counseling Families Through the Life Cycle
  • Theories of Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Methods and Techniques in Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Relationships
  • Introduction to Counseling and Social Work Practice I
  • Psychology of Selfhood and the Christian Faith
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cultural Issues in the Helping Professions
  • Social Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Crisis Intervention and Management
  • History and Systems in Psychology
  • Psychology of Religion
  • Christianity in the Ancient and Middle Ages
  • Christianity from the Reformation to the Postmodern Era


  • Advanced Counseling Methods and Social Work Practice II
  • Field Practicum
  • Counseling Ministries Practicum
  • Pastoral Leadership

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Personal Support

Get access to full on-campus support and resources. Students at SAGU can take advantage of included support from the Career Center for job training and assistance, the Wellness Center for fitness classes and facilities, the Counseling Center and more. Plus, our small class sizes create an atmosphere where you have one-on-one interactions with faculty who invest in your performance and well-being.


SAGU students graduate with 20% less debt on average than other private universities. Our Financial Aid team happily helps you secure grants, scholarships and other federal financial resources to make your college investment.

Financial Assistance

When choosing a college, it is important to understand the difference between the "sticker price" and your "net costs." SAGU provides a net price calculator to help you identify financial opportunities through scholarships and grants to reduce your college costs.

Faith & Service

Whether you are called to full-time ministry or to Christian service in the workplace, you will find the degree you need at SAGU. The university provides an environment that will strengthen your faith and your mind. Attending a Christian university is a worthwhile investment. Our campus culture and commitment to integrating faith into the classroom helps students strengthen their faith.


You can be confident that your SAGU degree is recognized.

SAGU holds accreditations with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. We also hold a number of prestigious program accreditations.

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