Jul 01, 2022  
Academic Catalog - Spring 2022 
Academic Catalog - Spring 2022 [ARCHIVED]

Pastoral Ministry⁺

The major in Pastoral Ministry introduces students to the knowledge and skills central to the work of pastors through classes in pastoral ministry, discipleship, counseling, and Bible exposition. The major also provides students the opportunity for additional classes in biblical and theological studies beyond those of the Core Curriculum. The program is designed to begin the formation of the student’s life for pastoral ministry and prepares students for continuing studies in the Master of Divinity, the standard degree for the equipping of pastors. Note: for students in the North Carolina Field Ministers Program, please click here  for your degree requirements.

B.A. Core - 49 Hours

General Studies (16)

History of Ideas (12)

Western Civilization (6)

Math/Science (3)

Choose one of the following courses:

B.A. Language Options - 6 Hours

Choose one pair of the following courses:

Latin (6)

Spanish (6)

B.A. Christian Studies Minor - 24 Hours

Christian Studies Requirements (21)

Book Study Selective (3)

Choose one of the following courses:

Pastoral Ministry Major - 24 Hours

Pastoral Ministry (6)

Bible Exposition (6)

Logic and Rhetoric (6)

Pastoral Ministry Selectives (6)

Select two courses with any of the following prefixes:

  • ETH3***
  • ETH4***
  • GRK3***
  • HEB3***
  • NTS3***
  • OTS3***
  • PHI3***
  • THE3***

Pastoral Ministry Language Options - 6 Hours

Select two of the following pairs of courses:

B.A. General Electives - 18 Hours

In addition to a selected major and a Christian Studies minor, all baccalaureate students must complete at least 18 hours in additional courses, which may be applied toward a second major or a second minor. In order to graduate, baccalaureate students must complete at least 127 credit hours. Any hours remaining after the student’s major and the Christian Studies minor may be used as free electives.

Total Hours - 127