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

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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 (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
  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
  POLS 2301 American National Government required for all students
PHIL 2301 Introduction to Philosophy

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
20-36
  Sufficient to complete 120-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 30 upper-level semester hours.  

Required Core Courses:

12
 
MACE 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership
MAGL 5315 Leadership Practicum (S-L)
MAGL 5316 Global Leadership Practicum (S-L)
MAGL 5330 Introduction to Missiology
Controlled Electives:
6
Choose any two courses from the list of Controlled Electives
of the MAGL degree:
 
 
GSOM 5301 Graduate Writing and Research
MACE 6301 Introduction to Christian Education (S-L)
MACE 6304 Philosophy and Principles of Christian Education
MACE 6308 Evangelism, Missions, and Growth
Through Education Ministry
MACM 6309 Shepherding in the 21st Century
MAGL 5321 Sharing Gospel Faith
MAGL 5331 Cross-Cultural Living and Ministry
MAGL 5332 Strategies for Missionary Work
MAGL 5333 Local Church on Mission
MAGL 5334 Chronological Bible Storying
MAGL 5335 Biographies of Outstanding Missionaries
MAGL 5341 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
MAGL 5343 Understanding Islam
MAGL 6345 Business as Mission
MAST 6352 Student Ministry in a Global Context
MAWL 5310 Worship Philosophy and Practice
MAWL 6311 Global Worship
Concentration:
12
Select one of the following concentrations:  
  Missions
Global Studies
Church Planting
English as a Second/Foreign Language (ESL)
East Asian Studies
Global Communication
Small Group Ministry
Leading the Nonprofit Organization
International Business
General Studies

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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