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Religion Major with Emphasis in Pastoral Ministry

(45 hours total)

I. Prerequisites in General Education:

  •  REL 101 Introduction to the Old Testament 3 hrs
  • REL 102 Introduction to the New Testament 3 hrs

II. Religion Core Requirements 27 hrs.

  •  REL 201 Introduction to Ministry 3 hrs
  • REL 224 Spiritual Growth and Development 3 hrs
  • REL 296 Theological Research 3 hrs
  • REL 496 Senior Seminar 3 hours
  • Biblical Studies Elective 3 hrs
  • Comparative Studies Elective 3 hrs
  • Historical Studies Elective or REL 355 3hrs
  • Ministry Studies Elective 3 hrs
  • Theological Studies Elective 3 hrs
  • Additional Religion Elective 3 hours

III. Area Emphasis 18 hrs.

Area Requirements - 9 hours:

  • PSY 102 Understanding Human Behavior 3 hrs
  • REL 449 Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Care 3 hrs
  • REL 440 Understanding Families 3 hrs

Area Electives - 9 hours required, to be selected from:

  • REL 347 Sermon Preparation and Delivery 3 hrs
  • REL 441-5 Love, Grief, Anger, Guilt, Self-Esteem 3 hrs
    [1 hr. modules]
  • PSY 204 Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence
    Or
  • PSY 206 Human Development Through the Lifespan (CFS 206) 3 hrs
  • PSY 302 Abnormal Psychology 3 hrs
  • PSY 413 or 414 Counseling Theories and Techniques I or II 3 hrs
  • SOC 308 Death and Dying 3 hrs
  • SOC 309 Marriage and Family 3 hrs
  • SOC 409 Family Violence 3 hrs

Catalog Requirements for B.A. degree:

  • A maximum of 48 hours in REL can be counted toward 128 hours total.
  • A minimum of 36 hours of all courses numbered 300 or higher.