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Bachelor of Arts in Ministry

The Ministry major is designed to equip students for pastoral ministry, church-related ministry of various types, and for seminary or graduate school.

Ministry Course Requirements | 120 Total Hours

General Education Foundation (33 hours)

Specializations within the General Education Foundation
  • HI 211. and HI 212. OR HI 223. and HI 224.
  • IT 202.

General Electives (3 hours)


Biblical/Theological Foundation (18 hours)


Major (66 hours)

Biblical/Theological Core (38 hours)
  • BI 212. Biblical Hermeneutics (3 hours)
  • HEB 201. and 202. OR GRK 201. and 202. (6 hours)
  • BI, OT, NT Courses (9 hours)
  • HI 304. Christian History (3 hours)
  • HI 405. History of Southern Baptists (3 hours)
  • PHI 402. Contemporary Ethical Issues (2 hours)
  • TH 301. Christian Doctrine I (3 hours)
  • TH 302. Christian Doctrine II (3 hours)
  • TH 403. Apologetics (2 hours)
  • EV 302. Leading a Church in Evangelism (2 hours)
  • MI 202. Introduction to Christian Missions (2 hours)

Choose one of the following concentrations:
General Ministry Concentration (28 hours)
  • CE 201. The Bible Study Ministries of the Church OR CE 202. The Discipleship and Missions Ministries of the Church (2 hours)
  • LA 200. The Ministry of Leadership (3 hours)
  • MI 311. Church Planting (3 hours)
  • MI 404. World Religions OR MI 405. American Cults and Sectarian Groups (2 hours)
  • PM 210. Introduction to Pastoral Ministry OR other approved course (2 hours)
  • PM 211. Pastoral Leadership OR other approved course (2 hours)
  • PSY 403. Pastoral Counseling (3 hours)
  • Internship: PM 420, PR 420, MI 419, LA 401, CE 420 OR STM 420. (3 hours)

  • Choose one of the following three options to total 8 hours:
    • PR 220. Preparing Expository Sermons; PR 230. Preaching Practicum; PR 320. Contemporary Bible Exposition (8 hours)
    • EDU 2010. Psychology of Teaching and Learning OR PSY 310. The Psychology of Learning and Teaching; CE 301. Principles of Teaching; Two hours of upper level CE OR STM electives (8 hours)
    • WS 201. Perspectives on Women's Studies and Ministry; WS 301. Ministry Skills for Women; WS 302. Developing and Leading a Women's Ministry in a Local Church; WS 303. Theological Speech for Women (8 hours)
Pastoral Ministry Concentration (28 hours)
  • CE 201. The Bible Study Ministries of the Church OR CE 202. The Discipleship and Missions Ministries of the Church (2 hours)
  • LA 200. The Ministry of Leadership (3 hours)
  • MI 311. Church Planting (3 hours)
  • MI 404. World Religions OR MI 405. American Cults and Sectarian Groups (2 hours)
  • PSY 403. Pastoral Counseling (3 hours)
  • PM 210. Introduction to Pastoral Ministry (2 hours)
  • PM 211. Pastoral Leadership (2 hours)
  • PR 220. Preparing Expository Sermons (3 hours)
  • PR 230. Preaching Practicum (3 hours)
  • PR 320. Contemporary Bible Exposition (2 hours)
  • Internship: PM 420, PR 420. or MI 419. (3 hours)

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