Christian Discipleship Ministry (B.S.)
Bachelor of Science
The Discipleship Ministries B.S. is a generalist degree that prepares and equips young men and women to make healthy Christian disciples. Without focusing on a specific age group, the curriculum covers how people learn, and how faith and morality are developed. By learning the correlation, organization and administration of the educational process for children, youth and adults, students learn the process of discipling.
During the final year of their degree, students participate in a full-immersive ministry internship that provides on-site field practice in ministry. Graduates of the Christian Discipleship Ministry degree are prepared to pursue future graduate work and can expect to find employment in a variety of discipleship ministry programs in local churches or ministry organizations.
Discipleship Ministries Major (B.S.) Courses
At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level. A semester of study abroad is available with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). Honors courses are available for qualified students.
1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.
2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.
3 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328 and COM 446 also qualify as fine arts electives. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)
* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.
Students have the option to declare a second major in Christian Studies which is earned by completing the Christian Studies Core plus six credits of upper level Bible/Theology electives (which are part of the major core).
Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, GPA of 2.5 for courses in major, and completion of half of the Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the Discipleship Ministries major.
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