2023-2024 Catalog


Undergraduate Certificate - Pastoral Care and Counseling

The Indiana Wesleyan University’s Pastoral Care and Counseling Certificate program affords students the opportunity to acquire theoretical and practical application of the practice of pastoral care and counseling. The certificate itself serves as documentation of this accomplishment, as does the transcript notation. This program provides valuable, personal spiritual growth as well as professional development for those in church or para-church ministries and careers. Students completing the Pastoral Care and Counseling Certificate acquire added knowledge and skills for more effective ministry.

Admission Requirements

  • Accepted as a regular degree seeking student or as an unclassified student
  • Unclassified student requires proof of high school graduation
  • Currently enrolled in or a graduate of the Bachelor of Science with a major in Biblical Studies program; OR
  • Licensed or ordained minister (copy of current credentials required)

Completion Requirements

  • 16 credit hours from the selected courses in the specific certificate area
  • Nine of the credits must be earned at IWU for degree seeking students; all credits must be earned at IWU for unclassified students
  • Minimum grade of "C" in each course
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive certificate

Pastoral Care and Counseling - Program of Study

Pastoral Care and Counseling

REL-469Pastoral Care and Counseling


REL-469PPastoral Care Practicum


In addition, students choose four courses from among the following:

CNS-310Counseling Theories for the Faith Community


CNS-312Counseling Interventions for the Faith Community


REL-355Theological Issues in Health, Healing and Care Ministry


REL-455The Practice of Spiritual Care Across the Lifespan


CRJ-268Crisis Intervention


Total Credit Hours:16

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