The Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Care and Counselling equips you with the requisite knowledge and skills to provide counselling in a range of faith-based and secular institutions such as the educational, healthcare, aged care, hospital, corrective services, welfare, university, military, emergency services and industry/corporate settings.
The following objectives are to be met by students obtaining a degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling. Students upon graduation will demonstrate competence in the latest theories and practices in counselling, integrated within a theological framework, be poised to use the many tools of traditional psychotherapy and counselling methods, and the additional resources available within faith-based communities to provide solutions where needed among others. To complete BA Pastoral Care & Counselling successfully, you are required to complete all the modules for the 4 years and a total credit of 120.
The following are the modules for Pastoral Care & Counselling;
- Spiritual Formation
- Introduction to Pentecostalism
- English for Academic Purposes
- French for Communication
- Personal Finance
- Logic and Critical Thinking
- Church Administration
- Philosophy of Religion
- Systematic Theology
- Church History
- Old Testament Hebrew
- Sociology of Religion
- Introduction to New Testament
- Pastoral Care and Counseling
- Biblical Foundation of Counseling
- Professional Counseling Skills
- Personality Development
- Psychology of Religions
- Biblical Philosophy of Leadership
- New Testament Greek
- Cultural Anthropology and Missions
- Cross-Cultural Counseling
- Marriage and Family Counseling
- Issues in Pastoral Care and Crisis Counseling
- Contemporary Issues in Ethics
- Pentecostal Spirituality
- Project Work
Dominion University College adopts a flexile admission approach and we accept applications from individuals with a wide range of qualifications. We also welcome mature applicants with no or less formal qualifications. Our admission requirements are categorized to include;
- West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Examinations
These are the standard nationally recognized examinations for academic progression into tertiary educational institutions in Ghana.
i. Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE)
Compulsory Subjects – Grade D or better in three (3) core subjects, including English, Mathematics (Core) and Social Studies or Integrated Science and three Elective Subjects including Elective Mathematics with a minimum of Grade D.
ii.West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination(WASSCE)
Compulsory Subjects – Grade C6 or better in three (3) core subjects, including English, Mathematics (Core) and Social Studies or Integrated Science and three Elective Subjects including Elective Mathematics with a minimum of Grade C6.
iii. General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level
Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Also, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English, Mathematics and a Science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts subject for Science students.
iv. Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE)
Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better).Also, the applicant must have credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies in General Business Examination (GBCE).
- Mature Students’ Entry
The mature students’ entry requires applicants to;
- Must be at least 25 years old;
- show proof of age with birth certificate
- provide introductory letter from employer or show any other proof of employment;
- Pass the Mature Students’ Entrance Examinations conducted by the Dominion University. The examination covers English Language, Mathematics and an Aptitude Test. In lieu of this examination, the applicant should have proof of credit passes in English and Mathematics in any of the nationally recognized examinations (WAEC Examinations).
- Foreign Qualifications
All foreign qualifications are referred to the National Accreditation Board (NAB) for determination of equivalences and eligibility for admission to tertiary institutions in Ghana (National Accreditation Board Act, 2007 [Act 744 (2(2b)]).
Note: American SAT, TOEFL etc cannot in themselves be accepted as entry qualifications into a Ghanaian tertiary institutions.
- Higher National Diploma (HND) Qualifications
An HND holder applicant must have at least have a second-class (Lower Division) certificate to qualify to enrol of this programme. He/she must have at least 2 years post HND working experience. Other Diploma qualifications with equivalence of HND may be considered.
NB: Dominion University’s entry qualifications for HND are requirements, which follows the requirement of its Mentoring University.
- Professional and Other Entry Qualifications
Entry into the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with professional certificates and any other qualifications beyond the ones specified above are treated on individual cases, where such certificates are referred to the National Accreditation Board for the establishment of their equivalences, to determine their eligibility for admission into the programme.
Our Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Care & Counselling is a four (4) year degree programme.
For holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) in any related course who wishes to top-up will pursue the BA Pastoral Care & Counselling for a duration of two (2) years. Where the HND is in a different course, the duration of study will be three (3) years.
For holders of Ordinary Diploma (Diploma) in Pastoral Care & Counselling or any related courses who wishes to top-up will pursue the BA Pastoral Care & Counselling for a duration of three (3) years.
After your degree in Pastoral Care & Counselling, below are some of the career opportunities available to you;
- Christian Educationist
- Ministry Coordination
- Humanitarian Worker
- Residential Counsellor
- Social Services
- Para-Church Ministry
- Pastoral Roles
- Aid Relief Worker
- Campus Ministry
- Christian Education Curriculum Developer