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

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The Accelerated B.A./B.S. in Christian Studies/M.A. in Global Leadership degree plan is designed to prepare students planning for careers in global service as Christians, providing a seamless interface between undergraduate and graduate degrees. Through Christ-centered higher education students prepare to work in intercultural settings exploring ways to be a leader in the rapidly changing world of ideas, cultures, religions, and business ventures. Designed for people who are looking for ways to achieve significance by connecting positively with people in other cultures and societies around the globe, students learn how to understand and relate in positive ways to other cultures, a crucial skill for leadership in today’s multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment.

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

[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
6-12
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 Global Leadership Requirements:

 

Global Leadership Core Courses

12
12
  MACE 5302  Biblical Servant Leadership    
  MAGL 5330  Introduction to Missiology    
  MAGL 5315  Leadership Practicum (S-L)    
  MAGL 5316  Global Leadership Practicum (S-L)    
 
Controlled Electives:
6
6
  Choose any one course from Worship/Missions and any one course from Christian Education/Missions:    
  Worship/Missions    
  MACM 6309  Shepherding in the 21st Century    
  MAGL 5331  Cross-Cultural Living and Ministry    
  MAGL 5332  Strategies for Missionary Work    
  MAWL 5310  The Worship Toolbox: Philosophy and Practice    
  MAWL 6311  Global Worship    
  Christian Education/Missions    
  MACE 6301  Introduction to Christian Education    
  MACE 6304  Philosophy and Principles of Christian Education    
 

MACE 6308  Evangelism, Missions and Growth through

              Education Ministries

   
  MAGL 5333  Local Church on Mission    
  MAGL 5334  Chronological Bible Storying    
  MAGL 5335  Biographies of Outstanding Missionaries    
  MAST 6352 Student Ministry in a Global Context    
Concentrations:
12
12
  Choose four courses (12 credit hours) from any of the following concentrations:    
 

East Asian Studies

Church Planting

English as a Second/Foreign Language (ESL)

General Studies

Global Communication

International Business

Leading the Nonprofit Organization

Missions

Small Group Ministry

NOTE: Consult the Master of Arts in Global Leadership degree plan in the Graduate Catalog for course listings.

   

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED                                                   156

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

 

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