Program Requirements for
BRE Pastoral Ministry

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† Required Credit Hours

Major Program Requirements

Core Requirements 

  • BSTH 101 Old Testament Scripture († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 102 New Testament Scripture († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 201 Hermeneutics († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 270 Introduction to Christian Theology († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 3__ Biblical Studies and Theology courses († 6 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH ___ Biblical Studies and Theology courses († 6 Credit Hours)
  • CHRI 101 Christian Life and Discipleship († 3 Credit Hours)
  • CHRI 221 Educational History and Philosophy († 3 Credit Hours)
  • CHRI 321 Principles and Practices of Teaching († 3 Credit Hours)
  • CHRI 361 Global Christianity († 3 Credit Hours)
  • Two of († 6 Credit Hours)
    • ENGL 101 Introduction to Literature I (3 Credit Hours)
    • ENGL 102 Introduction to Literature II (3 Credit Hours)
    • ENGL 171 Literature and Composition (3 Credit Hours) 
  • FDED (Field Education) 102, 201, 202, 301, 302 (Units # 2 – 6) († 0 Credit Hours)
  • HIST 251 History of World Christianity I († 3 Credit Hours)
  • HIST 252 History of World Christianity II († 3 Credit Hours)
  • INDS 101 University Studies in Christian Perspective († 3 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 171 Introduction to Philosophy († 3 Credit Hours)
  • Fine Arts elective course († 3 Credit Hours)
  • Natural Sciences elective course († 3 Credit Hours)
  • Social Sciences elective courses († 6 Credit Hours)

Total Core Requirements 66 Credit Hours


Pastoral Ministry Focus Requirements

  • CHRI 121 Ministry Today († 3 Credit Hours)
  • CHRI 343 Preaching († 3 Credit Hours)
  • CHRI 344 Seminar in Ministry († 3 Credit Hours)
  • CHRI 349 Internship in Pastoral Ministry († 3 Credit Hours)
  • One of († 3 Credit Hours)
    • CHRI 240 History of Christian Worship (3 Credit Hours)
    • CHRI 241 Theology of Christian Worship (3 Credit Hours)
    • CHRI 341 Evangelism (3 Credit Hours)

Total Focus Requirements 15 Credit Hours


Electives
Total Elective Requirements 9 Credit Hours


Total Degree Requirements 
Core, Focus & Elective Requirements
Total Degree Requirements 90 Credit Hours


Notes:
• At least 24 out of 90 credit hours must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level.
• Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and a minimum of 90 credit hours.


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