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2022-2023 Southeastern University - Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Southeastern University - Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Bachelor of Science, Ministerial Leadership: Pastoral Care & Counseling (Partner Sites)

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Bachelor of Science, Ministerial Leadership: Pastoral Care & Counseling (Partner Sites) Four-Year Plan 

Program Description

The extension site Bachelor of Science in Ministerial Leadership – Pastoral Care & Counseling 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 is an interdisciplinary study in psychology, counseling, and pastoral care. 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. Engage in helping pastoral relationships in ministry contexts
  5. Integrate their biblical interpretation, theological, leadership, and biblical studies competencies in ministry contexts


Foundational Core - 58 Hours

Intellectual and Practical Skills - 15 Hours

Engaging Human Culture and the Natural World - 21 Hours

Ministerial Leadership Core - 42 Hours

Ministry Practicum and General Electives - 24 Hours

Extension Site/Regional Campus students participate in on-site ministry practicums each semester and register for the PMIN 2303 Student Ministry Practicum course that can be repeated for up to 24 hours of credit. These practicums count towards the general elective requirement. Extension Site/Regional Campus students may also declare and complete a minor to meet the general elective requirement.

Total Program Hours - 124 Hours

CORE 1001 – College and Christian Calling and CORE 1503 – Personal Stewardship may be waived for students in the Pastoral Accelerator program, due to their advanced standing. These waivers would reduce the total program hours to 120.


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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