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Bachelor of Religious Education – Honours – Biblical Care & Counselling Ministries

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This four-year degree program is designed for foundational training for those interested in ministering to the myriad of soul care needs that arise in Christian life, parachurch ministry, and in the context of the local church. The program is designed to provide students with a biblically-based undergraduate degree and to provide a foundation for further study in either clinical or biblical counselling.

Depending on the courses they select and the grades achieved, graduates of this degree will be able to pursue a Master of Arts or Master of Divinity degree in clinical counselling in other Christian institutions or pursue further focused education in biblical counselling. Students will also complete Biblical Counselling Practicums which will allow them to apply for Level One certification of the three-level Certification Pathway with the Association of Biblical Counsellors.

Graduates of this degree should exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Solid understanding of the Bible and theology.
  • Ability to think critically and critique perspectives from a biblical worldview.
  • Knowledge of a broad variety of general education courses.
  • Growing personal awareness and Christ-like character.
  • Ability to engage in “one-another” ministry effectively.

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a minimum average of 65% overall.
  • Six university preparatory Grade 12 courses; four of these must be U level courses and the other two must be either U or M level. ¬†One of the six must be U level English. A minimum grade of 60% in each of these six university preparatory courses is required.
  • Applicants from other provinces or countries will have their high school transcripts reviewed for equivalency.
  • Applicants who are homeschooled may submit test scores from either the SAT or the CLT (Classic Learning Test). For admission to a degree, Heritage requires an SAT score of 950 out of 1600 or 1420 out of 2400. Heritage requires an overall score of 60 or above on the CLT for entrance to a degree; scores for each of the three sections (verbal reasoning, grammar/writing, and quantitative reasoning) may also be considered. Applicants who have scored below 950 on the SAT or 60 on the CLT may be considered on a case-by-case basis for admission to a certificate. For more information, please visit our Admissions Requirements page.

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