The mission of the BA in Ministry is to educate students who want to prepare themselves for a variety of careers in fields of Christian Ministry (e.g. pastorate, church staff, missions, evangelism, etc) in order to prepare them for either a) work in a ministry situation, or b) graduate professional studies in ministry or theology. The Applied Apologetics concentration is for students desiring to learn various approaches to defending Christian belief in the context of Christian ministry. No grade below “C” in a course required for the major or minor (including cognates and specific electives) will count toward satisfying that course requirement. This policy does not refer to general education requirements or elective courses.
Course Requirements (128 Cr. Hrs.)
Required courses in the major include the following list. Additionally, students must complete three additional 300/400 level Christian theology electives and four additional 300/400 Christian Ministry electives. The concentration in Applied Apologetics requires that students take CHR 357 as a general education requirement (replacing CHR 305) and the following courses within their CHR electives: CHR 339, and CHR 458. The Ministry Internship (CHR 494) will be done in an area of church ministry, missions, or evangelism. Christian Ministry majors have the option to use the sequence of CHR 312 and CHR 329 to meet the foreign language requirement.