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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 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.

 

Undergraduate 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

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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
6-9
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
B.A./B.S. in Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)
 
 
Required Courses (18 hours)
18
18
CHST 3301 Survey of Christian Education
RELI 2304 Christian Doctrine
RELI 3386 Practicum in Personal Evangelism
RELI 4371 American Church History
 
Choose one from the following:
CHST 4306 Children's Ministry in the Church
CHST 4307 Youth Ministry in the Church
CHST 4308 Adult Ministry in the Church
 
Choose one from the following:
CHST 4301 Teaching Ministry of the Church
INCS 4330 Introduction to Missiology
MUSI 4306 Church Music/Worship Administration
   
Electives 32-48 38-45
  • In order to satisfy the "Undergraduate only" portion of an accelerated degree plan, sufficient lower-level and upper-level elective hours must be taken to complete the minimum number of Undergraduate credit hours required for each specific accelerated degree.
  • For this accelerated degree, a minimum of 114 Undergraduate credit hours are required.
  • As part of this accelerated degree plan, 6 shared Graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 42 upper-level Undergraduate semester hours required for all bachelor's degrees. This equates to a total of 36 Undergraduate upper-level credit hours required.
   
Total Undergraduate Hours
114
Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses
6
MAWL 6303 Spiritual Formation and Worship
THEO 5313 Applied Hermeneutics
Total Undergraduate with Shared Hours Required
120
Remaining Graduate Requirements

M.A. in Student Ministry Requirements

 

Core Courses (12 hours)

12
 
MACE 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership
THEO 6305 Christian History and Heritage
THEO 6306 Systematic Theology
GSOM 6310 Ministry Mentorship (S-L)

M.A. in Student Ministry Courses (18 hours)

18
 
MAST 6350 Family-Based Student Ministry
MAST 6351 Student Cultural Issues
MAST 6352 Student Ministry in a Global Context
MAST 6353 Adolescent Development
MAST 6354 Collegiate Ministry Strategies
 
Select one of the following:
MAST 5313 Ministry with Students
MAST 6320 The Collegiate Campus Minister
Total Additional Graduate Hours Required
30
Total Credit Hours Required For Accelerated Degree
150

Note: Church Membership Requirement (for Admission into the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, 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 who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture.

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

 

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