Religious Studies Program

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 ability 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

120 Total Credit Hours

BIB 111 Old Testament Literature

BIB 112 New Testament Literature

BIB 152 Acts

BIB 242 Pentateuch

BIB 274 Prophetic Literature

BIB 282 Gospels

BIB 482 Romans & Galatians

BTH 121 Doctrine and Practice of Prayer

BTH 215 Christian Beliefs

BTH 236 Doctrine of Holiness

BTH 452 Apologetics

Bible/Theology Electives (6hrs)

English Composition

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II


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

Arts and Humanities

MUS 211 Introduction to Music

LIT ___ Literature Elective (Choose from LIT 232, 246, 258) 

PHL 252 Introduction to Philosophy

Social and Behavioral Sciences

HIS 432 Modern Church History

HIS ___ History Elective (Choose from HIS 211, 212, 222, 224) 

PSY 111 General Psychology

SCI 261 Physical Science I with Lab

SCI 263 Physical Science II

Interdisciplinary Studies

PHL 482 Faith and Contemporary Issues

Oral Communications

SPH 262 Public Speaking

Student Development

DEV 092 Applied Information Literacy (non-credit)

EDF 210 History and Philosphy of Education

MIS 115 Global Studies Survey

*Ministerial Track takes MIS 111

MIS 244 World Religions

MUS 265 Music Ministry in the Church

PTH 242 Principles/Interpersonal Evangelism

*Teaching Foundations and Children’s Ministry Tracks take CHM 134 Introduction to Child Evangelism

___ ___ Elective

___ ___ Internship

Choose two of the following tracks. 

Pastoral Ministerial Track (12 hours required)

PTH 223 Introduction to Homiletics

PTH 321 Expository Preaching

PTH 334 Church Administration

PTH 335 Pastoral Counseling

Teaching Foundations Track (12 hours required)

EDF 226 Educational Psychology

EDF 236 Methods of Teaching

MIS 325 Teaching Across Cultures

___ ___ Elective (Choose from CHM 144, 233; EDF 352, EDE 3__; PSY 234, PTH 222)

Cross-Cultural Missions Track (12 hours required)

MIS 332 Principles of Missions

MIS 435 Challenges & Practices of Missionary Life

MIS 454 Cultural Diversity

___ ___ Elective (Choose from MIS courses or PTH 222, 244, 255)

Music Ministry Foundations Track (12 hours required)

MUS 221 Music Theory and Musicianship Skills I

MUS ___ Music History Elective (Choose from MUS 232, 233, 234)

MUS ___ Choir or Applied Music Electives (2 Semesters)

MUS ___ Music Electives (6hrs)

Children’s Ministry Track (12 hours required)

CHM 144 Church Ministries with Children

CHM 233 Creative Bible Teaching

CHM 234 Story Telling

CHM 333 Arts & Visuals

PSY 234 Child/Adolescent Development Psychology

Bible/Theology Track (12 hours required)

Bible/Theology Electives (12 hrs)

Track Transfer (12 hours required)

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