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2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Ministries, BA

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College Ministry
Academic Award Bachelor of Arts
Credits Required 125 semester credits
Faculty Lead Joshua Ziefle
CIP Code 39.0699

The major in General Ministries is designed for individuals whose ministry intention is in areas not covered by the more traditional fields of ministry preparation. It provides a more flexible degree plan through which to serve them.

The General Ministries degree allows a great degree of latitude in choosing courses that are suited to the student’s particular ministry areas of interest, past experiences, future goals, and present abilities. Despite its appearance, the General Ministries major has very specific goals; these goals are merely defined on an individual basis.

The major utilizes a section of the major for supporting ministry courses. With the approval of the advisor, this section allows commonly recognized ministry courses as well as topics chosen from other disciplines that can support ministries, such as courses in business, computer technology, drama, etc.

Each student is assigned an academic advisor who works with the student to determine the courses that best fulfill present and future ministry goals. Together, they develop a long-term plan which provides strength in chosen disciplines while also providing balance through well-rounded course selection.

Core Curriculum Requirements: 60

Humanities: 9

6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see Course Descriptions    for applicability)

  • ENGL xxx3 Any Literature course 3 credits
  • HIST   xxx3 Any Course in History 3 credits
  • 3 additional credits selected from the following 3 credits

Art (ARTE), Bible (BIBL), Drama (DRAM), English (ENGL), History (HIST), Language (LANG), Music (MUSI), or Theology (THEO)

Social Sciences: 9

6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see Course Descriptions  for applicability)

  • Select a minimum of two disciplines from the following: 9 credits

Business Administration (BUSM), Communication (except COMM 1213), Economics, Education (EDUC), Geography (GEOG), Health & Fitness (PEDU), Information Technology (INTC), Management (BMGT), Marketing (BMKT), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSYC), Sociology/Anthropology (SOCI), or User Experience Design (UXDE)

Science and Mathematics: 7

  • MATH xxxx - College-level Mathematics 3 credits
  • SCIE xxxx - Science course with Lab 4 credits

Formation and Calling: 6

Core Electives: 8

Select any college-level courses

International Experience: 3

(select one)

General Ministries Major: 33

Supporting Ministry: 15

15 credits (fifteen) as approved by the advisor from Bible, Theology, and Ministry courses that support the student’s intended ministry.

General Electives: 5

Any college-level courses

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