Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program:
B.A. in Biblical Studies (Applied Ministry)/M.A. in Christian Education

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Course Requirements

 
B.A.
Developing a Christian Mind
3
  DCM 2301  
English
12
  ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301 and 2302
Fine Arts
3
  FINE 1306
Foreign Language
6-14*
  *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met
Foundations for Excellence
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
  HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology
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
 

MATH 1301 or 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
  One laboratory science selected from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
Religion
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
  PHIL 2301 Introduction to Philosophy
POLS 2301 American National Government required for all students
Total General Studies Hours
48-64
Applied Ministry Courses
24
 

Required Courses (12 hours):

PHIL 3303 Philosophy of Religion
RELI 2304 Christian Doctrine
RELI 3382 Practicum in Religion (S-L)
RELI 4345 Christianity in a Pluralistic World

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
 
Electives 32-48
  Sufficient to complete 120-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 30 upper-level semester hours.  

Required Core Courses:

 

Christian Ministry Core Curriculum Course Requirements

18
 
MACE 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership
MACE 6301 Introduction to Christian Education
MACE 6304 Philosophy and Principles of Christian Education
MACE 6307 Church and Business Administration
MACE 6308 Evangelism, Missions and Growth Through Education Ministry
MACE 6310 Ministry Practicum (S-L)
 

Concentration Requirements

12
 

Adult Ministry

Select four of the following:

MACE 6309 Developing Lay Leaders in the Church
MACE 6314 Ministry with Adults
MACE 6315 Ministry with Senior Adults
MACE 6322 Introduction to Christian Counseling
MAFM 6316 Faith Formation in the Life Stages
 

Business Ministry

MANA 51.521 Management Theory
MANA 51.522 Business Legal Environment
MANA 6312 Communication and Business Behavior
MANA 6314 Organizational Change and Development
MANA 6323 Human Resource Strategy (S-L)
 

Collegiate Ministry

Select four of the following:

MACE 6309 Developing Lay Leaders in the Church
MACE 6322 Introduction to Christian Counseling
MAPD 5350 World Views/Human Beliefs/Human Actions (S-L)
MAST 6320 The Collegiate Campus Minister
MAST 6354 Collegiate Ministry Strategies
 

Communication Ministry

Select four of the following:

COMA 6303 Digital Media Communication
COMA 6307 Communication Leadership for Groups
COMA 6309 Social Media and Communication
COMA 6321 Strategic Communication for Organizations
COMA 6322 Communication Campaigns
MACE 6361 Writing and Editing for Christian Publishing
MAWL 6314 Worship Technology
 

Counseling Ministry

COUN 5382 Counseling Theories and Techniques
MACE 6322 Introduction to Christian Counseling
MAFM 6316 Faith Formation in the Life Stages

Select one of the following:

COUN 6380 Career Counseling and Lifestyle Development
COUN 6381 Addictive and Compulsive Disorders
COUN 6383 Marriage and Family Counseling
COUN 6384 Contemporary Approaches to Christian Counseling
 

Family Ministry

MACE 6314 Ministry with Adults
MACH 6312 Ministry with Children
MAST 5313 Ministry with Students

Select one of the following:

MACE 6309 Developing Lay Leaders in the Church
MACE 6315 Ministry with Senior Adults
MACE 6322 Introduction to Christian Counseling
MACH 6311 Early Childhood Ministry
MAFM 6353 Ministry to Families
MAST 6350 Family-Based Student Ministry
 

Leading the Nonprofit Organization

ACCT 6344 Nonprofit Accounting, Resource Development, and Fundraising
MANA 6348 Legal Issues for Nonprofit Organizations
MANA 6349 Creative Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations
MRKT 6340 Marketing Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations (S-L)
 

Missions Ministry

MAGL 5330 Introduction to Missiology

Select three of the following:

MAGL 5331 Cross-Cultural Living and Ministry
MAGL 5332 Strategies for Missionary Work
MAGL 5333 Local Church on Mission
MAGL 5340 Integrating Faith and Cultures
MAGL 5344 Strategies for Urban Ministries
 

Small Group Ministry

MACE 6317 Biblical Foundation and Models for Small Group Ministry
MACE 6318 Equipping and Nurturing Small Group Leaders
MAGL 5330 Introduction to Missiology

Select one of the following:

MAGL 5333 Local Church on Mission
MAGL 5340 Integrating Faith and Cultures
MAGL 5344 Strategies for Urban Ministries
MAWL 6316 Worship Theology for Contemporary Ministry
 

Student Ministry

Select four of the following:

MACE 6309 Developing Lay Leaders in the Church
MACE 6322 Introduction to Christian Counseling
MACE 6355 Recreation Ministry in the Church
MAFM 6316 Faith Formation in the Life Stages
MAST 5313 Ministry with Students
MAST 6350 Family-Based Student Ministry
MAST 6351 Student Cultural Issues
MAST 6353 Adolescent Development
 

Worship Ministry

Select four of the following:

MACM 6309 Shepherding in the 21st Century
MAWL 5310 Worship Philosophy and Practice
MAWL 6308 Worship Through the Ages
MAWL 6313 21st Century Transformational Worship
MAWL 6316 Worship Theology for Contemporary Ministry
 
General
 Students may take 12 hours of any graduate courses approved by the Program Director.

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

150

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 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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