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MINISTRY & HUMANITIES

Ministry & Humanities

Biblical Studies

The major in Biblical Studies is designed to give students a solid foundation for studying, interpreting, and applying God’s Word so that believers can be built up in their faith and seekers can be lovingly confronted with truth. The major brings together curriculum, competencies, field experiences, accountability, and networking opportunities in order to prepare graduates for entering professional ministry positions and/or graduate studies.

Major in Biblical Studies

The major in Biblical Studies consists of 45 credit hours with 18 additional credit hours of electives. The elective credits are selected under the guidance of a program advisor.

The required core courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
CHM 1001 Exploring God’s Call 3
CED 2012 Spiritual Formation 3
CHM 2022 Introduction to Christian Worship 3
BST 3000 Beginning Biblical Interpretation 3
CHM 3012 Communicating the Gospel 3

The required Biblical Studies courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
BST 2010/20 Understanding the OT/NT 3
BST 3110 Elementary Greek I 3
BST 3210 Elementary Greek II 3
BST 4130 Intermediate Greek I 3
BST 4230 Intermediate Greek II 3
BST 3010 Commentary/Literature of the Torah 3
BST 3020 Commentary/Literature of the Prophets 3
BST 3040 Commentary/Literature of the Gospels and Acts 3
BST 3070 Commentary/Literature of the Letters 3
CHM 4195 The Church in Today’s Society 3

Elective/Internship (18 hours):
Selected under the guidance of a program advisor

Church Ministry

The major in Church Ministry will equip students who are called to ministry to tackle the challenges ahead. Students will be taught to understand the Bible in its historical and cultural context and will learn to apply Biblical principles in daily living. The Church Ministry major also helps students to develop a philosophy and theology of ministry, sharpen their practical ministry skills to lead the church, and live out their call to ministry as they personally grow as followers of Christ. The Church Ministry major is designed to give students a solid biblical, theological, and practical ministry foundation as they pursue their ministry calling and goals. The major brings together curriculum, competencies, field experiences, accountability, and networking opportunities in order to prepare graduates for entering professional ministry positions and/or graduate studies.

Major in Church Ministry

The major in Church ministry consists of 45 credit hours with 15 additional credit hours of electives. The elective credits are selected under the guidance of a program advisor.

The required core courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
CHM 1001 Exploring God’s Call 3
CED 2012 Spiritual Formation 3
CHM 2022 Introduction to Christian Worship 3
BST 3000 Beginning Biblical Interpretation 3
CHM 3012 Communicating the Gospel 3

The required Church Ministry courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
CED 3015 Christian Discipleship 3
TST 3051 Principles of Christian Theology 3
CHM 3010 Perspectives on Christian Missions 3
CHM/HIS 3016 History of Christianity 3
CHM 3030 Evangelism 3
CHM 3042 Pastoral Care 3
CHM 4195 The Church in Today’s Society 3
CHM 4040 Leadership in Ministry 3
BST 3110 Elementary Greek I 3
BST 3210 Elementary Greek II 3

Elective/Internship (15 hours):
Selected under the guidance of a program advisor

English

English majors will survey British and American literature, focus on particular British and American writers, examine Anglophone literature from other countries, dive into advanced English grammar, advance personal writing skills, and review the history of the English language. Graduates are prepared for a variety of careers and advanced studies that require analytical reading and writing skills, such as journalism, advertising, and social media. (Note: Students interested in teaching English for public schools should major in Secondary Education: English 6-12. See the Teacher Education section for additional information.)

Major in English

The English program consists of 39 credit hours of coursework: 15 credit hours of required coursework in English, 9 credit hours in the communication core, and 15 credit hours of English electives. A minor is required.

Core Courses:

Prefix Course Hrs.
COM 2020 Media Literacy 3
COM 3063 Communication Elements and Theories 3
COM 4061 Career Planning 1
COM 4095 Seminar in Communication 2

Required Coursework:

Prefix Course Hrs.
ENG 2020 World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 or 3
ENG 2021 World Literature: 1650 to Contemporary 3
ENG 2030 British Literature: Medieval to 1785 3
ENG 2032 British Literature: 1785 to Contemporary 3
ENG 2040 American Literature: Beginnings to 1865 3
ENG 2041 American Literature: 1865 to Contemporary 3

Fifteen upper-division credit hours from:

Prefix Course Hrs.
ENG 3023 Creative Writing 3
ENG 3034 Women in Literature 3
ENG 3050 Contemporary Literature 3
ENG 3054 Shakespeare 3
ENG 3070 Advanced Composition and Grammar 3
ENG 4010 The American Novel 3
ENG 4050 Special Topics 3
ENG 4060 History of English Language 3
COM 3/4xxx Communication Elective 3

History

Students choosing a History major will be well-equipped for a career in many fields, including research, writing, publishing, information management, library science, public relations, politics, and education. History majors will also be ready to continue on to liberal arts graduate studies or law school.

Major in History

The major in History consists of 36 credit hours of coursework. This major is an option for students who wish to take a liberal arts major that will prepare them for professional occupations such as law. A minor in another subject is required.

The required Content Foundation courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
HIS 1011 Early World History 3
HIS 1012 Modern World History 3
HIS 1030 Early United States History 3
HIS 1040 Modern United States History 3

The required courses in Methods, Cultural, Social, and Political Approaches (listed respectively) are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
HIS 3016 History of Christianity 3
HIS 3026 African American History 3
HIS 4054 Historiography 3
HIS 4020 History of American Government & Political Thought 3

The required Advanced Content courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
HIS 3003 Modern European History 3
HIS 3020 U.S. History: 1914-1945 3
HIS 3024 Florida History 3
HIS 3045 Topics in American History 3
Interdisciplinary Ministry

The Interdisciplinary Ministry major is designed to give students a solid ministry foundation while exploring options and developing competencies in pursuit of their ministry calling and goals. Under the guidance of qualified faculty advisors, students will weave together an interdisciplinary major that prepares them for ministry in contemporary culture.

Major in Interdisciplinary Ministry

The major in Interdisciplinary Ministry consists of 30 credit hours, plus the Academic Ministry Plan of 30 hours.

The required core courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
CHM 1001 Exploring God’s Call 3
CED 2012 Spiritual Formation 3
CHM 2022 Introduction to Christian Worship 3
BST 3000 Beginning Biblical Interpretation 3
CHM 3012 Communicating the Gospel 3

The required Interdisciplinary Ministry courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
CED 3015 Christian Discipleship 3
TST 3051 Principles of Christian Theology 3
CHM 3030 Evangelism 3
CHM 4040 The Church in Today’s Society 3
CHM 4195 The Church in Today’s Society 3

Academic Ministry Plan (30 Hours)

In the Interdisciplinary Ministry Degree students will build an Academic Ministry Plan (AMP) along with a faculty advisor. With a solid core of biblical, theological, and practical ministry courses, the AMP process will then guide students in selecting courses within the University’s curriculum that fit their ministry calling and goals. For instance: if a student senses a calling into Social Justice Ministry, social work and possible pre-law courses could be selected as a part of the AMP. If a student desires to start a recreation ministry for youth, then business, physical education, and youth ministry courses could be chosen. The possibilities are limitless as students respond to the calling of God to perform ministry in creative and innovative ways.

Music Ministry

The Music Ministry major equips those who plan to serve in church music or related ministries—either right after college or after seminary. In addition, students majoring in Music Ministry will be ready to teach in a private studio or continue education in graduate school. (Note: Students interested in teaching music in a public school should major in Music Education. See the Teacher Education section for information.)

Major in Music Ministry

The major consists of 61 credit hours: 46 credit hours in the music concentration and 15 credit hours of church ministry courses. A minor is not required. To complete the major, students must maintain a grade of C or higher in all courses in the major. To complete the major, students must enroll in Concert Choir each semester and private piano until the piano proficiency has been completed.

The required music courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
MUS 2110 Music Theory I 3
MUS 2210 Music Theory II 3
MUS 3110 Music Theory III 3
MUS 3210 Music Theory IV 3
MUS 3000 Music Technology 3
MUS 3230 Music Literature and History: Classical to Contemporary 3
MUS 3370 Conducting 3
MUS 3091 Strings 1
MUS 3092 Woodwinds 1
MUS 3093 Brass 1
MUS 3094 Percussion 1
MUS 3024 Leadership and Administration of Worship Ministries 2
TST 3023 Theology of Worship 3
MUS 4085 Music Ministry Internship 6
MUS xxxx Applied Lessons 10
MUS xxxx Ensembles 0
MUS 2175 Recital Experiences 0
MUS 2010 Piano Proficiency 0
MUS 2020 Voice Proficiency 0
MUS 2030 Guitar Proficiency 0

The required ministry courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
BST 3000 Beginning Biblical Interpretation 3
CED 2012 Spiritual Formation 3
CHM 1001 Exploring God’s Call 3
CHM 2022 Introduction to Christian Worship 3
CHM 3012 Communicating the Gospel 3