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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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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:

18
 
MACE 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership
MAWL 5307 History of Worship Song
MAWL 5310 Worship Philosophy and Practice
MAWL 6308 Worship Through the Ages
MAWL 6316 Worship Theology for Contemporary Ministry
MAWL 6380 Worship Practicum (S-L)

Concentration Requirements

12
 

Communication Ministry Concentration
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


Worship Ministry Concentration

MACM 6309 Shepherding in the 21st Century
MAWL 6313 21st Century Transformational Worship

Select two of the following:
MAWL 5307 History of Worship Song
MAWL 5310 Worship Philosophy and Practice
MAWL 6308 Worship Through the Ages
MAWL 6311 Global Worship
MAWL 6313 21st Century Transformational Worship
MAWL 6316 Worship Theology for Contemporary Ministry
Or any MACE/MACH/MACM/MAGL/MAST or other program-related graduate courses upon approval of the Program Director.

Worship Music Concentration
(The Worship Music Concentration requires the completion of an undergraduate degree in Music, Music Business, or comparable experience in the music field. Students wishing to undertake this concentration without an undergraduate degree in the discipline of music may complete the MAWL Worship Music Foundational Courses prior to entering this concentration upon approval of the Program Director.)


MAWL 5312 Worship Songwriting and Arranging
MAWL 5315 Vocal and Instrumental Techniques in Worship
MAWL 6314 Worship Technology
MAWL 6319 Rehearsal Techniques for Worship Ensembles
 

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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