Religious Studies Program

Bachelor of Arts (BA) – 4 Year Degree

The student upon completion of the requirements of this program will

1. Demonstrate a familiarity with Biblical genre, interpretation, and application from both Testaments along with the availability to articulate the doctrines of God, Man, and Salvation, particularly from a Wesleyan-Arminian Viewpoint.

2. Understand the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, as well as the exact and applied sciences as they relate to a Biblical worldview.

3. Formulate a foundational understanding of ministry philosophy and practice in the life of the Christian, particularly in the Wesleyan Methodist Tradition.

4. The remaining outcomes are determined by the concentrations chosen.

Bachelor of Arts

Classes in Program

128 Total Credit Hours

BIB 111 Old Testament Literature

BIB 112 New Testament Literature

BIB 142 Pentateuch

BIB 152 Acts

BIB 282 Gospels

BIB 274 Prophetic Literature

BTH 121 Doctrine and Practice of Prayer

BTH 215 Christian Beliefs

BTH 236 Doctrine of Holiness

BTH 452 Apologetics

Bible/Theology Electives (9hrs)

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II

MAT ___ Math Elective (Choose from MAT 123, 133) 

MUS 211 Introduction to Music

LIT ___Literature Elective (Choose from LIT 232, 246, 258) 

PHL 252 Introduction to Philosophy

HIS ___History Elective (Choose from HIS 211, 212, 222, 224, 322) (6hrs) 

PSY 111 General Psychology

SCI 261 Physical Science I with Lab

SCI 263 Physical Science II

PHL 482 Faith and Contemporary Issues

SPH 262 Public Speaking

DEV 092 Applied Information Literacy

Professional Studies 53 

PTH 242 Principles/Interpersonal Evangelism*

MIS 111 History of World Missions

MUS 265 Music Ministry in the Church

HIS 372 History of the WM Church

___ ___ Internship (6hrs)

___ ___ Elective (1hr)

*CHM 134 for Children’s Ministry Concentration

Choose two of the following concentrations. 

Ministerial Concentration

BTH 342 Systematic Theology II

HIS 432 Modern Church History

PTH 223 Introduction to Homiletics

PTH 321 Expository Preaching

PTH 334 Church Administration

PTH 335 Pastoral Counseling

Teaching Foundations Concentration

EDE ___ Choose one methods course (3hrs)

EDF 210 History and Philosophy of Education

EDF 226 Educational Psychology

EDF 236 Methods of Teaching

EDF 352 Education Administration

PSY 234 Dev. Psychology: Child and Adolescent

Cross-Cultural Missions

MIS 234 Challenges/Practices of Missionary Life

MIS 244 World Religions

MIS 332 Principles of Missions

MIS 365 Theology of Cross-Cultural Evangelism 

MIS 424 History of Minorities

MIS 454 Cultural Diversity

PTH 244 Church Planting 

Music Concentration

MUS 221 Music Theory and Musicianship Skills I

MUS 222 Music Theory and Musicianship Skills II

MUS 231 Music History I

MUS 232 Music History II

MUS _37, _38 Choir (4 Semesters)

MUS ___ Applied Music Electives (4 Semesters)

MUS 323 Principles of Conducting

MUS 264 Hymnology

MUS ___ Recital/Organization Attendance (2 Semesters)

Children’s Ministry Concentration

EDE 322 Fine Arts Methods

EDE 361 Children’s Literature

EDF 226 Educational Psychology

EDF 236 Methods of Teaching

ENG 332 Creative Writing

PSY 234 Child and Adolescent Development Psychology 

Concentration Transfer (18 hours required)

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