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

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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 26-45
  Sufficient to complete 114-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 30 upper-level semester hours.  

Additional M.A. in Christian Ministry Requirements

 

Christian Ministry Core Curriculum Course Requirements

12
 
MACE 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership
MACM 5301 Foundations of Christian Ministry
MACM 6309 Shepherding in the 21st Century
MACM 6393 Christian Ministry Practicum (S-L)
Students may choose two elective classes in consultation with the director from all classes offered through the M.A. in Christian Ministry.
6
M.A. in Christian Ministry Concentration
12
  Students may choose any concentration in the M.A. in Christian Ministry degree, except the Chaplaincy Ministry Concentration.(See the M.A. in Christian Ministry degree for concentration information.)  

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 that 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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