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Wayland Baptist University    
 
    
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

B.A. Religion-Pastoral Ministry degree plan

Religion, Pastoral Ministry Specialization, B.A.



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University General Education Core Curriculum - 43 hrs


The University General Education Core Curriculum is applied to all degrees at Wayland Baptist University with the exception of the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.), Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) and the Bachelor of Christian Ministry (B.C.M.) degrees. The full general education core curriculum for these degrees can be found in the degree specific general education core curriculum section.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Specific General Education Core Course Requirements - 15-16 hrs


The Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) is a minimum 124-semester hour degree. A minimum of 42 semester hours must be upper-level credit (courses numbered 3000 and above). Major and minor fields of study included in the degree also have upper-level requirements. As these may vary depending on the discipline selected, specific requirements are included in the subject field sections of the catalog. Because of the nature of the degree, it includes additional study in the fine arts and in foreign language. In addition to the University Core Curriculum, students must complete the following degree specific general education core requirements for the B.A. degree:

Academic Major and Minor


The B.A. degree is designed primarily for students desiring to study in the arts, the humanities, or the social sciences. Major fields of study approved for the B.A. degree are listed in the Academic Program Profile table following the degree requirement section of the catalog. In the majority of instances, the major requires the completion of 30 semester hours. Specific semester-hours as well as course requirements are included in that section of the catalog dedicated to the discipline selected.

Students pursuing the B.A. degree must select a minor or second major from any discipline identified by the university as an approved minor or major field. The typical minor consists of 18 semester hours. Specific semester hours as well as course requirements for the majors and minors are included in that section of the catalog dedicated to the discipline selected. A complete list of minors is included in the Academic Program Profile.

Electives


Students may complete the minimum 124 semester hours required for the degree with courses which complement or extend career preparation or pursue subject fields which hold special appeal. However, before using elective semester hours, students should check with their advisor to ensure that the hours are indeed elective and that upper-level semester hour requirements for graduation are being met.

Requirements for Religion Majors


The major requires a minimum of 39 semester hours of School courses, with a core of 27 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:

Pastoral Ministry Specialization


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. 

Freshman Year Spring Semester - 16 hrs


Sophomore Year Fall Semester - 16 hrs


Sophomore Year Spring Semester - 16 hrs


Junior Year Fall Semester - 16 hrs


Junior Year Spring Semester - 16 hrs


  • 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

Senior Year Fall Semester - 15 hrs


  • RLGN advanced course 3 hrs
  • RLGN advanced course 3 hrs
  • Course in minor or elective 3 hrs
  • Course in minor of elective 3 hrs
  • Course in minor or advanced elective 3 hrs

Senior Year Spring Semester - 15 hrs


Notations


Required for BGCT Ministerial Financial Assistance


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