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

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The B.A./B.S. in Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. in Family Ministry is an accelerated bachelor’s and master’s degree program jointly sponsored by the Mary C. Crowley College of Christian Faith and the Graduate School of Ministry. The program is designed to prepare students to serve in a variety of church and church-related vocational contexts, church staff positions, para-church ministries, and denominational service. The accelerated degree provides students a seamless interface between undergraduate and graduate degrees. Through Christ-centered, quality higher education, students will focus on the theological, biblical, historical, and practical dimensions of Christian ministry for the 21st century.

 

Course Requirements

 
B.A.
B.S.
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

[Math Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]

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
6-9
6-9
  RELI 1301, 1302, and three 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.
Total General Studies Hours
48-64
51-58
Applied Ministry Courses
24
24
 

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

MAWL 6303 Spiritual Formation and 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 to select one course from the following courses (3 hours):

CHST 4301 Teaching Ministry of the Church
INCS 4330 Introduction to Missiology
MUSI 4306 Church Music/Worship Administration
   
Electives
32-48
38-45
  Sufficient to complete 120-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 30 upper-level semester hours.    
Required Core Course
3
3
 
MACE 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership
 
 
Family Ministry Requirements
21
21
 
MACE 6322 Introduction to Christian Counseling
MACH 6311 Early Childhood Ministry
MACH 6312 Ministry with Children
MAFM 6311 Family Issues in Ministry to Adults
MAFM 6316 Faith Formation in the Life Stages
MAFM 6353 Ministry to Families
MAST 6350 Family-Based Student Ministry
Family Ministry Service-Learning
3
3
 
Select one of the following:
MAFM 6310 Familiy Ministry Practicum (S-L)
MAFM 6312 Research: Faith Formation in the
Family (S-L)
Family Ministry Elective
3
3
 
Select one of the following:
COUN 6383 Marriage and Family Counseling
MACM 5301 Foundations of Christian Ministry
MACM 6309 Shepherding in the 21st Century
MAPD 5350 World Views: Human Beliefs/Human Actions (S-L)
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED
150
150

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

Note: Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the Ph.D. in Leadership Studies' Ministry Concentration, Master's Ministry Degrees, and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months, the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and that holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture.

 

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