ACADEMICS » Master of Science in Counseling
Master of Science degree
ONline distance learning
Our online distance learning program is flexible and convenient. You can earn your degree on your own schedule.
Each online class is offered in an eight-week session, allowing you to graduate from the program in as little as two to three years. Three classes (noted with asterisks) require you to come on campus for one of the eight weeks. Housing is available.
Textbooks can be ordered and delivered to your home with your BBC e-mail address. Order books and see a listing here.
online program schedule
Courses begin each year in August, October, January, March, and May.
View online program details and requirements here.
View a Three-Year Scope & Sequence for this program here.
May 13 – July 5
CO519 – Evaluating Research – 3 credits – Dr. Barry Smith
This course is an introduction to research methods and statistics. Students will demonstrate an understanding of how to critically evaluate quantitative and qualitative research.
CO535 – Introduction to Group Counseling – 3 credits – Dr. Cary Lantz*
This course is a study of the process involved in group development, dynamics, counseling, and closure. Leadership styles, elements of cohesion, issues of confidentiality, and various theories of group approaches; ethics and moral guidelines, as well as analysis of long–term effectiveness from group experiences, and includes an experiential component which includes voluntary self– disclosure activities.
CO544 – The Helping Relationship– 3 credits – Dr. Gerlin Valencia*
This course focuses on developing the basic counseling skills that a beginning counselor needs in order to deliver quality counseling services to clients, as well as to most effectively contribute to a counselee's transformative and meaningful change.
CO550 – Ethics & Professional Orientation to Counseling – 3 credits – Dr. Gerlin Valencia
This course is an investigation of legal, ethical, and moral issues germane to professional counseling, as well as credentials and professionalism, affiliation, professional membership, licensure, and certification. Malpractice and legal responsibilities in relationship to counselor trainees and professional counselors is covered.
*This course includes a one-week on-campus module.
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