Accelerated Degree Program: B.A./B.S. in Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. in Children's Ministry

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The Accelerated BA/BS in Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. in Children's Ministry degree plan prepares students planning for careers in church-related vocations, providing a seamless interface between undergraduate and graduate degrees. Through Christ-centered higher education, students prepare to work as leaders in local church ministry—serving in roles such as ministers of education, ministers of adults, ministers of youth, ministers of childhood education ministers of business administration, ministers of missions, and more.

 

Course Requirements

 
B.A.
B.S.
Computer Science
3
3
  COSC 1301
Developing a Christian Mind
3
3
  DCM 2301    
English
12
9
  ENGL 1301, 1302, and 2301 and/or 2302
Fine Arts
3
3
  FINE 1306
Foreign Language
6-14*
0
  *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met
Foundations for Excellence
0-1
0-1
  FOUN 1101 is required of all freshman and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count towards these 15 credit hours).
History
6
6
  HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology
0-2
0-2
  KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived
Mathematics
3-4
3-4
 

(B.A.) MATH 1301 or 1303 or 1307 or 1405
(B.S.) MATH 1303 or 1307 or 1405

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Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
3-4
15
  One laboratory science (B.A.) or 15 semester hours of laboratory science (B.S.) selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
Religion
6-12
6-12
  RELI 1301, 1302, and six additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
6
6
  POLS 2301 American National Government required for all students.  An additional 3 credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology
Applied Ministry Courses
24
24
 

Shared Courses B.A./M.A. (12 hours)

MAWL 6303 Spiritual Formation in Worship
THEO 5313 Applied Hermeneutics
THEO 6305 Christian History and Heritage
THEO 6306 Systematic Theology

Required Courses (9 hours):

CHST 3301 Survey of Christian Education
RELI 2304 Christian Doctrine
RELI 3386 Practicum in Personal Evangelism

The student will have the opportunity of selecting one course from the following courses (3 hours):

CHST 4301 Teaching Ministry of the Church
CHST 4330 Introduction to Missiology
MUSI 4306 Church Music/Worship Administration
   
Electives 26-45 32-42
  Sufficient to complete 114-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 30 upper-level semester hours.    

Additional M.A. in Children's Ministry Requirements:

 

Children's Ministry Core Courses:

6
6
  MACE 6301  Introduction to Christian Education    
  MACE 5302  Biblical Servant Leadership    
 
Children's Ministry Requirements:
18
18
  MACH 6311  Early Childhood Ministry    
  MACH 6312  Ministry with Children    
  MACH 6350  Ministry in Church Weekday Education    
  MAFM 6353  Ministry to Families    
  MACH 6351  Children and the Christian Faith*    
  MACH 6352  Advanced Childhood Ministry (S-L)*    
 

Children's Ministry Service-Learning and Research:

3
3
  Select one of the following (courses must be taken during last semester with advisor approval)    
 

MACE 6310  Ministry Practicum (S-L)

   
  MACH 6354  Research: Faith Formation in Childhood (S-L)**    
  Children's Ministry Elective: (Select one of the following)
3
3
  MACE 6322  Introduction to Christian Counseling    
  MAPD 5350  World Views: Human Beliefs/Human Actions    
  MACE 6309  Developing Lay Leaders in the Church    

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED                                                   156

*   Prerequisites MACH 6311 and MACH 6312

** Prerequisites MACH 6311, MACH 6312, MACH 6351, MAFM 6353

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

 

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