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2020-2021 Southeastern University - Unrestricted Education Catalog 
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Bachelor of Science, Ministerial Leadership: Humanitarian Ministry (Online)

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Program Description

The online Bachelor of Science in Ministerial Leadership – Humanitarian Ministry track degree program prepares students for ministry leadership—in local churches, faith-based non-profit organizations, and other ministry contexts—through an interdisciplinary curriculum of courses in foundational core (i.e., English, psychology, math, science, etc.), Bible, theology, ministry, and ministry practicum. The final 18 hours of the major core focuses on key competencies for humanitarian/compassion ministry leadership in domestic contexts: a practical theology of compassion ministry, understanding populations who are being impacted by disaster/poverty, effectively utilizing professional mental health resources in the context of crisis, and advocating for the poor/suffering through effective interactions with governmental decision makers. Students who complete this degree program will be able to:


  1. Properly use hermeneutical tools to exegete and apply the Bible in ministry contexts
  2. Analyze and apply basic Christian theology in ministry contexts
  3. Apply planning, team, financial leadership skills in ministry contexts
  4. Construct strategic plans for humanitarian/compassion work in various contexts
  5. Integrate their biblical interpretation, theological, leadership, and biblical studies competencies in ministry contexts


Four Year Plan

Bachelor of Science, Ministerial Leadership: Humanitarian Ministry (Online) Four Year Plan   

Foundational Core - 56 Hours

Intellectual and Practical Skills - 15 Hours

Engaging Human Culture and the Natural World - 19 Hours

Ministerial Leadership Core - 46 Hours

General Electives - 18 Hours

***Extension Site and Online students may declare and complete a minor in order to work towards completing the general elective requirement.


General Electives are any courses that do not satisfy any specific course requirements of your program and which you have not previously taken.  

Total Program Hours - 120 Hours

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the student to read, review, and fulfill the requirements and total hours of this degree audit for their applicable degree.

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