Academic Catalog 2013-2014 
    
    Apr 07, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Religion, Bivocational Ministry, B.A.


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Requirements for Religion Majors


Course Requirements


The major requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of School courses, with a core of 30 semester hours. The religion major core includes courses that are basic for all students in ministry. *Six hours are counted as part of the university general education core curriculum. The religion major core includes the following courses:

Recommended Sequence of Courses


Bachelor of Arts - Religion Recommended Sequence of Courses - listed is the recommended rotation based on a B.A. degree program.  For complete information on the general education and graduation requirements for the B.A. degree program, please refer to the undergraduate programs section of the catalog. 

Total: 16 Hours

Freshman Year Spring Semester:


Total: 16 Hours

Total: 16 Hours

Sophomore Year Spring Semester:


Total: 16 Hours

Junior Year Fall Semester:


Total: 16 Hours

Junior Year Spring Semester:


  • RLGN advanced course 3 hrs
  • RLGN advanced course 3 hrs
  • GREK 2302 - Intermediate Greek 3 hrs
  • General Education course 3 hrs
  • Course in minor 3 hrs
  • EXSS activity course 1 hr
Total: 16 Hours

Senior Year Fall Semester:


  • RLGN advanced course 3 hrs
  • RLGN advanced course 3 hrs
  • Course in minor or elective 3 hrs
  • Course in minor or elective 3 hrs
  • Course in minor or advanced elective 3 hrs
Total: 15 Hours

Senior Year Spring Semester:


Total: 15 Hours

Notations:


Required for BGCT Ministerial Financial Assistance:
RLED 1301 Introduction to Baptist Ministry  (only required for BGCT Ministerial Financial Assistance)*
RLGN 3309 Spiritual Formation 
RLED 4361 Supervised Ministry  (only required for BGCT Ministerial Financial Assistance)*

RLGN 0001 Theological Research and Writing Lab : this course must be taken either as a co-requisite with the first upper-level (advanced) RLGN/RLED/PHIL course which requires a research paper or if required by the instructor of an upper-level RLGN/RLED/PHIL course.

Bivocational Ministry


Course Requirements


(39 semester hours) *Six hours are part of the university general education core curriculum.

In addition to the religion major:


The bivocational ministry specialization requires one of the following:

  1. A second major in business administration in the B.A. degree.
  2. A degree in education (teacher certification) - Although taking a religion major in an education degree would normally be prohibitive in the number of hours required, a bivocational minister might be interested in such a pro-gram. Many bivocational ministers typically do not attain seminary degrees. The only theological training received would be at the undergraduate level. One could justify taking the number of hours required for an education degree that includes a religion major by knowledge that a seminary degree would not be sought.
  3. Two minors - The minor in Business plus a second minor in a field that would provide employment opportunities in an area related to ministry (e.g., media communications specialist).
  4. pre-Christian counseling track.

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