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

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Undergraduate 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
An additional 3 credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.
Total General Studies Hours
48-64
B.A. in Biblical Studies (Applied Ministry)
 
Applied Ministry Courses
18
 

Required Courses (18 hours)

PHIL 2301 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 3303 Philosophy of Religion
RELI 2304 Christian Doctrine
RELI 3382 Practicum in Religion (S-L)
RELI 4345 Christianity in a Pluralistic World
RELI 4371 American Church History
 
Electives 32-48
 
  • 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 Worship Leadership 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 Worship Leadership Courses (9 hours)

9
 
MAWL 5304 Biblical Servant Leadership
MAWL 5307 History of Worship Song
MAWL 6308 Worship Through the Ages

M.A. in Worship Leadership Concentrations (9 hours)

9
 
Choose one concentration from the following:
Communication Ministry Concentration
MAWL 6314 Worship Technology
 
Select two 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
 
Worship Ministry Concentration
MAWL 6316 Worship Theology for Contemporary Music
And select two courses from the Graduate School of Ministry with approval of Academic Advisor.
 
Worship Music Concentration
To pursue the Worship Music Concentration, the student must hold an undergraduate degree in Music.
MAWL 5312 Worship Songwriting and Arranging
MAWL 6314 Worship Technology
MAWL 6319 Rehearsal Techniques for Worship Ensembles
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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