Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    
    Feb 16, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020

A.A.S. Christian Ministry degree plan

Christian Ministry, A.A.S.



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Associate of Applied Science General Education Core Course Requirements - 32 hrs


The A.A.S. degree program is designed to track directly into the B.A.S. degree. Students desiring to continue in their educational pursuits can do so at the baccalaureate level with no loss in credit between the A.A.S. and the B.A.S. degrees. The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is a 65-semester hour degree which requires 32 semester hours in a general education core and 33 semester hours from an approved major. The residency requirements on the A.A.S. degree count toward the B.A.S. residency of 31 hours. The A.A.S. residency is 18 hours. The five majors include applied science, business administration, human services, justice administration, and Christian ministry. Eighteen semester hours must be completed at Wayland.

Majors


Five majors are available for the A.A.S. degree. These include applied science , business administration , Christian ministry , human services , and justice administration . Requirements for each major are included in the Associate of Applied Science degree section of this catalog.

Christian Ministry


Course Requirements


Students majoring in Christian ministry must complete 33 semester hours and must take courses from each of five separate areas: Biblical, historical, theological, educational, and practical. Course requirements for each area include the following:

Three hours from:


(the course not taken in the general education core)

Nine hours from the following:


  • MNST 4360 - Practicum 3 hrs **
  • Upper-Level Religion Elective 3 hrs
  • Upper-Level Religion Elective 3 hrs
  • Upper-Level Religion Elective 3 hrs
  • *Three of the nine hours can be work experience

Notations:


**Students in the BGCT Ministerial Financial Assistance program are required to take MNST 3300 - Introduction to Ministry , MNST 3301 - Spiritual Formation , and MNST 4360 - Practicum .

*Wayland Baptist University will not accept RLGN 1303 - Old Testament for Majors and Minors  or RLGN 1304 - New Testament for Majors and Minors , or their equivalents, from any institution except other Baptist institutions to meet the core requirement in any Wayland degree. If a student has taken RLGN 1303 - Old Testament for Majors and Minors  and/or RLGN 1304 - New Testament for Majors and Minors , or their equivalents, at any institution except other Baptist institutions, then the student has two options to meet the core requirement: (1) take RLGN 1303  and/or RLGN 1304  at Wayland or (2) take THST 4310 , THST 4311 , THST 4312 , THST 4313 , or THST 4320  in lieu of RLGN 1303 ; and/or take THST 4320 , THST 4321 , THST 4322 , or THST 4323  in lieu of RLGN 1304 THST 4320  may be an option for either RLGN 1303  or RLGN 1304  as stated above, but may not count for both on the same degree plan. No other THST/MNST courses may substitute for either RLGN 1303  or RLGN 1304 . The Dean of the School of Christian Studies must approve any exception to this policy. RLGN 1303 - Old Testament for Majors and Minors  or RLGN 1304 - New Testament for Majors and Minors , or their equivalents, taken at non-Baptist institutions, may be transferred as elective credit with approval of the Dean of the School of Christian Studies and the Registrar.

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