Sep 24, 2023
Bachelor of Science, Ministerial Leadership: Christian Ministry Plan
The extension site Bachelor of Science in Ministerial Leadership – Christian 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 pastoral competencies: sharing the Christian faith, preaching, church leadership, spiritual formation, and pastoral care. Students who complete this degree program will be able to:
- Properly use hermeneutical tools to exegete and apply the Bible in ministry contexts
- Analyze and apply basic Christian theology in ministry contexts
- Apply planning, team, financial leadership skills in ministry contexts
- Construct and present expository sermons in ministry contexts
- Integrate their biblical interpretation, theological, leadership, and biblical studies competencies in ministry contexts
Students who complete the degree program satisfy the educational requirements for Assemblies of God ministerial credentials.
Total Program Hours - 120 Credit Hours
Foundational Core - 34 Credit Hours
Natural-Scientific Inquiry(with Lab) - Select One:
Quantitative Inquiry - Select One:
Socio-Historical Inquiry - Select Two:
Creative-Aesthetic Inquiry - Select One:
Major Core - 45 Credit Hours
Biblical & Theological Studies - 18 Credit Hours
Select One(1) of the Following - 3 Credit Hours
Foundational Ministerial Leadership Studies - 9 Credit Hours
Christian Ministry Track - 18 Credit Hours
Divine Design (Major Specific Experiential Learning)
Divine Design - 35 Credit Hours
To meet the Divine Design requirement, students may earn credit hours in general elective courses, declared minors/certificates, or enjoy other experiential learning opportunities such as study abroad, internships, or practicums. Other practicum options include PRAC 1001 (1 credit hour), PRAC 1002 (2 credit hours), PRAC 1003 (3 credit hours), PRAC 1004 (4 credit hours), up to 24 credit hours. General Electives are any college-level course that does not satisfy the above program requirements. Students must complete the above program requirements with the remaining credit hours earned in the Divine Design to meet the total program hours.
Additional State Requirements for Online or Partner Site Students
*Note: Students taking courses online/at an SEU partner site outside of the State of Florida may be subject to additional Foundational Core requirements for degree completion. Some of these requirements are built into your Foundational Core listed above. Any of the requirements listed below that are not incorporated into the Foundational Core will count towards your Divine Design hours. State-specific requirements are also specified in the SEU Catalog. Please see your Degree Audit in JICS and work with your Academic Advisor to ensure these requirements are met.
Area I, Written Composition - 6 Credit Hours
Area II, Humanities and Fine Arts - 12 Credit Hours
* In addition to Foundational Core Discursive Inquiry requirements
Area III, Natural Science and Mathematics - 11 Credit Hours
Area IV, History, Social and Behavioral Sciences - 12 Credit Hours
Select one course not taken in Foundational Core
Maryland students need an additional six credit hours in one or more of the following five areas: (i) Arts and humanities; (ii) English composition; (iii) Social and behavioral sciences; (iv) Mathematics; and (v) Biological and physical sciences.
Montana requires 6 credit hours of natural science with a laboratory experience. Students may choose to take BIOL 1334 to complete the requirement or any other science course to meet the credit hour requirement.
3 credit hours needed. The Socio-Historical requirement must be fulfilled by taking PPOL 2433 or by earning credit for one of the following combinations of classes from an accredited Nevada college: 1) HIST 100, 2) PCS 101, 3) HIST 101 and HIST 102, or 4) or HIST 101 and 217.
Ohio students need an additional two credit hours in one or more of the following areas: Oral and Written Communication, Mathematics, Statistics and Logic, Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity, Natural Sciences, Technology and Innovation.
In addition to the courses listed below, Oklahoma students need an additional 7 credit hours in one ore more of the following: History, Social Science, Behavioral Science, Humanities, Math, Natural Science, Language, or Fine Arts.
Choose one not already chosen for Foundational Core