2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Ministry, Bachelor of Arts

The ministry major educates students for the adventure of ministry.  The major requires a core of 35 credits; the student then will select at least one course from a variety of electives in pastoral ministry, urban/cross-cultural ministry, or youth ministry.  The major prepares students for seminary, graduate studies, or employment immediately upon graduation.  We partner with church in its rich diversity; therefore, students in this program engage in a full-time internship the summer before their senior year.  The ministry major leads to a bachelor of arts degree.

Ministry Major Requirements

Core Courses

PHIL 310Philosophy Of Religion

3

OR

PHIL 330Ethics

3

 

THEO 111Ministry Seminar

0.5

THEO 112Spiritual Formation and Leadership

1

THEO 200Orientation To Ministry

3

THEO 235Ministry: Discipleship & Evangelism

3

 

THEO 343/HIST 343Early Christianity

3

OR

THEO 344Western Christianity II

3

 

THEO 365Homiletics

3

THEO 366Introduction to Worship

3

THEO 405Internship

6

THEO 451Foundations of Christian Doctrine

3

THEO 452Methods in Wesleyan Theology

3

BIBL upper division Biblical studies course

3

Ministry elective

3

THEO 111 must be completed for one credit.

THEO 405 must be completed for six credits.

These courses are in addition to the General Education requirements. Six credits of 200 level Biblical Studies and Philosophy courses are required in addition to the classes listed above.

Ministry Electives

Pastoral Ministry Electives

PSYC 212Developmental Psychology

3

PSYC 315Introduction To Counseling

3

Urban/Cross Cultural Electives

PSYC 304Social Psychology

3

SOCI 112Intro To Anthropology

3

THEO 354/PHIL 354World Religions

3

THEO 361The Church in the City

3

Youth Ministry Electives

SCWK 301Marriage and Family

3

THEO 220Dynamics of Ministry

3

THEO 320Philosophy of Ministry

3

Greek is strongly recommended to meet the language requirement for the bachelor of arts degree.  Ministry majors are also encouraged to complete PSYC 310 Psychology of Personality and/or PSYC 315 Introduction to Counseling.
MINISTRY REQUIREMENTS AT A GLANCE
Type of Credit Required Credits
General Education (For B.A.)* 58
Major 38
Elective 30
Total Credits to Earn Degree 126
*Based on students arriving as first time freshmen. Some general education requirements are met through required major courses. This reduces the number of required general education credits.