BA in Pastoral care and Counselling

Mode of study
Attendance

Duration
4 Years

Campus
East Legon

Local Fees
GHS 2580.00

International Fees
GHS 3180.00

Entry year
2023-2024

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The Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counselling programme is a specialized and all-encompassing educational initiative designed to provide students with the requisite knowledge, skills, and understanding to effectively engage in the field of pastoral care and counselling. The programme aims to establish a solid foundation for students, incorporating both theoretical frameworks and practical techniques essential for offering support, guidance, and assistance to individuals, families, and communities facing diverse challenges.

By delving into diverse subjects such as psychology, theology, ethics, and spirituality, students gain a comprehensive understanding of the human condition and the intricate issues individuals may encounter. The programme adopts a multifaceted approach, combining classroom-based learning with experiential training and supervised practical placements. This approach enables students to acquire hands-on experience and apply theoretical knowledge in real-life settings. Additionally, the program places a strong emphasis on personal growth and self-reflection, encouraging students to embark on their personal journey of self-discovery and self-awareness.

Upon graduation, individuals are well-prepared to pursue careers in various settings, including churches, hospitals, schools, and community organizations. In these roles, graduates can provide invaluable support and guidance through pastoral care and counselling services to those in need.

Overall, the Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counselling programme adopts a comprehensive and holistic educational approach. It ensures that students not only gain the necessary skills and knowledge but are also equipped to make a positive and meaningful impact in the lives of others through effective pastoral care and counselling services.

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Course Objectives

Technical Competence in Computer Science

One of the key benefits of pursuing a BSc Computer Science with Management degree is the solid foundation in computer science it provides. From programming languages to algorithms, database management to software development, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the technical aspects of computer science. These skills will enable you to design and develop software systems, analyze complex data sets, and tackle real-world computational problems

Business Acumen and Management Skills

In addition to in-depth technical knowledge, this degree program equips you with essential business acumen and management skills. You will learn about organizational behavior, strategic management, project management, and entrepreneurship. This unique combination of computer science and management will make you well-rounded and better prepared to take on leadership roles in the tech industry.

Entry Requirements

This course creates a platform for an advanced financial education and you will explore a systematized flow and management of money and assets. Banking and Finance affords you an endless career options as you acquire expert knowledge, skill-set and requisite fundamentals of the financial world.

  1. West Africa Examination Certificate Holders (WASSCE/NECO): For applicants applying with wassce or neco certificates, you must have six (6) passes (A1 to C6), passes in three (3) core subjects including core mathematics and english language and passes in any three relevant elective courses. 
  2.  SSCE Entry: For applicants applying with the old WAEC certificate (i.e. SSCE) are required to have six (6) passes (A1 to D7), three (3) core subjects including mathematics and english language and passes in any three relevant elective courses.
  3. GCE Advanced Level: Applicants with General Certificate of Education must have three (3) passes (1 to 7) and five credits in GCE Ordinary level subjects including mathematics and english language.

  1. ABCE Entry: For applicants with Advanced Business Certificate Examination, they must have three passes (A to D) and credit passes in five (5) subjects in General Business Examination (GBCE).
  2. Mature Entry: Applicants who do not have any certificate or do not have good passes and 25 years and above are eligible for our mature entry pathway. Applicants must show proof of age with a valid birth certificate, provide an introductory letter from employer if employed and applicant must pass the mature students entrance examinations conducted by the University. The examination covers English language, Mathematics and an Aptitude test.

  1. Foreign Certificates: All foreign certificates must be evaluated by the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) before being considered for admission. Click here for more information on certificate evaluation. 
  2. International Students: All international students who do not have English as your first language are to submit proof of English Proficiency. 
  3. Top-Ups : We accepts applicant applying to upgrade or top-up to degree with a qualification lower than degree. A holder of Diploma may top-up to degree in the same discipline or otherwise and such applicant will be placed at level 200. Holders of Higher National Diploma may top-up to degree in the same discipline or subject area and be placed at level 300. Where the top-up is to be in a subject area different from the HND certificate held, the applicant will be placed at level 200

Academic Modules

FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE  

CREDIT HOURS

GER 101

English for Academic Purposes

3

GER 103

French for Communication

3

STS 105

Intro. to Pentecostalism

3                

SCS 109

Information Technology

3

STS 111

Spiritual Formation

2

FIN  101

Personal Finance

3

TOTAL

 

17

 

SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

GER 114

Principles of Psychology

3

STS 101

Church Administration                        

3

GER 108

 Logic and Critical Thinking

3

GER 112

Principles of Social Behaviour

3

STS 106

Introduction to Missiology

3

TOTAL

 

15

FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

STS 205

Philosophy of Religion

3

THY 201

Systematic Theology I

3

THY 203

Church History I        

3

THY 205

Intro. to Old Testament

3

THY 209

Old Testament Hebrew I

3

THY 211

Hermeneutics

3

TOTAL

 

21

 

 

LEVEL 200 SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

STS 210

Principles of Leadership

3

THY 202

Systematic Theology II

3

THY 204

Church History II

3

THY 206

Introduction to New Testament

3

THY 208

New Testament Greek I

3

THY 212

Homiletics I

3

STS 211  

Sociology of Religion                                                     

3

TOTAL

 

21

FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

STS 305         

Christian Ethics

3

STS 313         

Psychology of Religions

3

THY 311

Old Testament Hebrew II

3

 

ELECTIVES

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

PCC 301

Biblical Foundation of Counseling

3

PCC 303         

Personality Development

3

STS 327         

Biblical Philosophy of Leadership

3

TOTAL

 

15

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER 

CORSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

STS 330

Research Methods in Theology

3

STS 308                     

New Testament Greek II

3

PCC 322         

Chaplaincy

3

 

ELECTIVES

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

MSN 312

Cultural Anthropology and Missions         

3

PCC 318         

Pastoral Care and Counseling

3

PCC 320

Professional Counselling Skills

3

TOTAL

 

15

FIRST SEMESTER      

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

STS 403         

Pentecostal and Charismatic Theology

3

STS 411         

Islamic Studies

3

PCC 421

Cross –Cultural Counseling 

3

 

ELECTIVES

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

STS 413

Philosophy of Human Rights                      

3

STS 419

Religion and Gender

3

THY 411

The  Apocalyptic Literature   

3

TOTAL

 

18

 

SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

PCC 422         

Marriage and Family Counseling

3

PCC 424         

Issues in Pastoral Care and Crisis Counseling               

3

THG 402

Internship

0

GER 406        

Project Work

6

 

ELECTIVES

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITILE

CREDIT HOURS

STS 416           

Contemporary Issues in Ethics 

3

THY 402        

Pastoral Ministry

3

THY 406        

The Gospels

3

THY 412

Pentecostal Spirituality

3

TOTAL

 

18

Career Prospects

• Pastoral Counsellor

• Chaplain

• Religious Educator

• Community Outreach Coordinator

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Career Prospects

• Pastoral Counsellor

• Chaplain

• Religious Educator

• Community Outreach Coordinator

Why choose BA in Pastoral care and Counselling

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Tuition costs

Explore detailed information about our tuition costs and payment options. We are committed to providing a transparent and affordable education for all our students.

Domestic fees

4-month semesters

Year 1 Semester Fees
2580.00
(12 credit minimum)

Year 2 Semester Fees
2480.00
(12 credit minimum)

Year 3 Semester Fees
2480.00
(12 credit minimum)

Year 4 Semester Fees
2480.00
(12 credit minimum)

  • Total
  • $21,490

International fees

4-month semesters

Year 1 Semester Fees
3180.00
(12 credit minimum)

Year 2 Semester Fees
3080.00
(12 credit minimum)

Year 3 Semester Fees
3080.00
(12 credit minimum)

Year 4 Semester Fees
3080.00
(12 credit minimum)

  • Total
  • $21,490

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