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Christian Studies and Ministry - BA (39 hours total)

 

Overview

The Christian Studies and Ministry major promotes an investigation of the basic questions of human existence: origin, meaning, purpose and end.  It focuses on Christianity and encourages a comprehension of Christian beliefs and practices and how they interact with other religions and worldviews.  Students analyze sacred literature (primarily but not exclusively Christian) and historical contexts to understand the interactions of religion and culture.  Students consider the role of religion in contemporary America as they seek to clarify their own convictions and moral precepts.  Study in this field can profoundly shape individual identity as students examine their personal attitudes, values, and beliefs.  Students gain Biblical, theological, and philosophical knowledge that helps them develop respect and appreciation for diversity among persons of different religions, ideologies, and ethnicities.  They are encouraged to become critical thinkers, expand their worldviews, and develop a personal sense of responsibility that creates a need to minister to others in a holistic manner.

Degree Requirements

Required Major Courses

REL 20224THE GOSPELS (3)

REL 21024CHRISTIAN THOUGHT I (3)

REL 30123BIBLICAL BOOK (3)

REL 30323PENTATEUCH (3)

REL 31023CHRISTIAN THOUGHT II (3)

REL 33823WORLD RELIGIONS (3)

REL 36523CHRISTIANITY IN A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY (3)

REL 40224CHRISTIAN ETHICS (3)

REL 41023INTERNSHIP: RELIGION (3)

REL 44823LIFE AND THOUGHT OF PAUL (3)

REL 49023COMPREHENSIVE IN RELIGION (3)

Elective Courses

Choose two from the following:

REL 22003EXPLORATION OF PERSONAL MINISTRY (3)

REL 41223INTRODUCTION TO NEW TESTAMENT GREEK (3)

REL 41523IDS: ISSUES IN SCIENCE AND RELIGION (3)

REL 45523TOPICS IN RELIGIOUS THOUGHT (3)

Recommended Course

PHL 11023BASIC ISSUES IN PHILOSOPHY (3)

Career Opportunities

Students are prepared to continue their education at the graduate level, enter Christian ministry, teach or pursue a wide range of careers dedicated to assisting and serving others.