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

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The Accelerated B.A./B.S. in Christian Studies/M.A. in Student Ministry (MAST) degree plan is designed to equip student ministers with the foundation and skills that will enable them to minister effectively to students and their families in contemporary cultural settings. The program will provide student ministers with theological and transformational study in the practice of effective student ministry.

 

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

[eMAT Advising Tool 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
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 Student Ministry Requirements:

 

Student Ministry Core Courses:

6
6
  MACE 6301  Introduction to Christian Education    
  MACE 5302  Biblical Servant Leadership    
 
Student Ministry Requirements:
21
21
  MAST 5313  Ministry with Students    
  or    
  MAST 6320  The Collegiate Campus Minister    
       
  MAST 6350  Family-Based Student Ministry    
  MAST 6351  Student Cultural Issues    
  MAST 6352  Student Ministry in a Global Context    
       
  MAST 6353  Adolescent Development    
  or    
  MAFM 6316  Faith Formation in the Life Stages    
       
  MAST 6354  Collegiate Ministry Strategies    
       
  MAST 6356  Developing Student Ministry Lay Leaders    
  or    
 

MACE 6310  Ministry Practicum (S-L)

   
  Student Ministry Elective: (Select one of the following)
3
3
  MACE 6322  Introduction to Christian Counseling    
  MACE 6355  Recreation Ministry in the Church    

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED                                                   150

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

 

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