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Nazarene Bible College

10/23/2014http://www.nbc.edu/programs/bachelor-of-arts-in-ministry.php

Bachelor of Arts in Ministry

Bachelor of Arts in Ministry

B.A.Min.

Majors

The Bachelor of Arts in Ministry (B.A.Min.) degree is composed of three components: the General Education Core, the Bible and Theology Core, and a selected major. Students may choose from the following major areas of study:

Minors

In addition, a student may fulfill the requirements for one of the following minor areas of study:

Traditional Degree Structure

Student working towards Bachelor of Arts in Ministry (Degree)

Degree Requirements

The baccalaureate degree in the traditional degree structure at Nazarene Bible College contains the following degree requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 or 128 semester hours depending on the major.
  2. At least 64 semester hours in residence, with at least 32 of the final 64 hours in residence. Online classes are considered "in residence."
  3. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. A 2.0 GPA in the major with the following program additions/exceptions:
    • Christian School Education: 3.0 cumulative GPA for all EDU courses.
    • Counseling (CC/CCM): 3.0 cumulative GPA for all courses specific to the major.
  5. Completion of the required hours in the following areas:
    • General Education Core
    • Bible and Theology Core
    • Major Courses
    • Electives or Minor Courses
  6. Completion of Senior Ministry Integration or Christian Counseling Internship.
  7. Completion of NBC Experience.
  8. Completion of the Ministry Progress Review.
  9. Completion of Graduating Colloquium.
  10. College indebtedness paid in full.

Core Requirements and Objectives

Faculty

  • Dr. Janyne McConnaughey, Director
  • Dr. Ron Attig
  • Dr. Terry Lambright

General Education Core

Objectives

Nazarene Bible College holds that education for ministry is predicated on the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and values that provide a distinctive worldview. The educated person is expected to have a view of the world that allows the person to make specific and positive contributions to society as well as to the career or profession the person chooses. General Education courses ensure that bachelor's degree graduates have a breadth of knowledge typical of an educated person. Such courses provide the bases for an understanding of the world that allow students to set their major studies in the context of a relevant and competent worldview.

Completion of the General Education core should enable students to:

  1. Demonstrate effective communication skills in written and spoken English.
  2. Develop an appreciation for the values and functions of great literature.
  3. Understand the principles of human nature and behavior, integrating behavioral science and the Christian faith.
  4. Gain an understanding of human society and cross-cultural variation, including ways individuals and groups function, interact, and change.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to think critically and clearly about issues in professional and personal life.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of the physical universe and apply the scientific methodology that investigates it.
  7. Understand the basic principles of biblical ethics and apply such principles to contemporary culture.
  8. Appreciate western civilization in global context with particular emphasis on the history of Christianity.
  9. Engage in intentional spiritual growth toward Christ-like character and service.

General Education Core Courses

The student will take either the English Composition I and II sequence or the Basic English Skills,* English Composition I and II sequence after placement testing.

Course Course DescriptionHours
  45 hours
ENG-1013 English Composition I3
ENG-1023 English Composition II3
ENG-1043 Classical Literature3
GEN-1003 Lifelong Learning Skills3
HIS-2013 Western World/Ancient & Medieval Times3
HIS-2023 Western World/Emerging Modern Society3
MTH-1003 General Mathematics3
PAS-1013 Introduction to Christian Service3
PAS-1023 Spiritual Formation3
PHI-3013 Philosophy and Christian Ethics3
PSY-1013 Introduction to Psychology3
SCI-2013 General Physical Science3
SOC-1003 Introduction to Sociology3
SPE-1003 Principles of Public Speaking3
THE-3013 Introduction to Christian Thought3

*Basic English Skills is not included in the requirements for a degree program. Students who are required to take Basic English Skills will complete a minimum of 131 hours for a degree.

Faculty

  • Dr. Thomas King, Director
  • Prof. Joseph Warrington
  • Dr. Daniel Powers

Bible and Theology Core

Objectives

Completion of the Bible and Theology core should enable students to:

  1. Identify the basic content of the Bible.
  2. Utilize sound methods and resources for interpreting the Bible.
  3. Articulate the essentials of the Christian faith.
  4. Integrate the Wesleyan holiness theological perspective with the practice of Christian ministry.
  5. Nurture the Christlike life as informed by Scripture and Christian thought.
  6. Apply a Christian worldview to contemporary critical issues.
  7. Cultivate lifelong learning skills in relation to Bible and theology.

Bible and Theology Core Courses

Course Course DescriptionHours
  30 hours
BIB-1013 Introduction to the Old Testament3
BIB-1023 Introduction to the New Testament3
BIB-2003 Biblical Interpretation3
BIB-2013 Pentateuch3
BIB-2033 New Testament Gospels3
BIB-3013 Hebrew Prophets or 
  BIB-3023 Poetic & Wisdom Literature or 
  BIB-3123 O.T. Historical Books3
BIB-3053 Pauline Epistles or BIB 3063 Book of Acts3
THE-3023 Systematic Theology I3
THE-3033 Systematic Theology II3
THE-4043 Doctrine of Holiness3

AdVantage Accelerated Degree Structure

Degree Requirements

The AdVantage Program Bachelor of Arts in Ministry degree contains the following degree requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours.
  2. At least 60 semester hours in residence.
  3. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale with the following program additions/exceptions:
    • Christian School Education: 2.5 cumulative GPA with a grade of "C" or better in all EDU courses.
    • Counseling (CC/CCM): 3.0 cumulative GPA for all courses specific to the major.
  4. Completion of the required hours in the following areas:
    1. General Education - 45 semester hours
    2. Electives - 15 semester hours
    3. Bible and Theology - 20 semester hours
    4. Foundational - 8 semester hours
    5. Major Courses - 32 semester hours
  5. Completion of the capstone project (Leadership and Ethics), student teaching (Christian School Education), Internship (Christian Counseling), Orientation/Capstone Intensives (Counseling for Christian Ministries).
  6. Completion of Ministry Progress Review.
  7. Completion of Graduating Colloquium.
  8. College indebtedness paid in full.

Core Requirements

Sixty hours of college credit through prior college work (2.0 GPA), CLEP or other recognized testing service, military training, and/or Prior Learning Assessment is required for entrance into the AdVantage program. A student may enter the program conditionally with 45 semester hours but must complete the final 15 hours before a degree will be granted. This credit must fulfill the following requirements:

General Education

Electives

60 hours

Objectives

Students who complete the AdVantage program will demonstrate:

  1. A theologically sound approach to work and ministry.
  2. An ability to work in collaboration with other students and apply that collaboration to the student's work and/or ministry setting.
  3. Biblically-based ethical principles that guide decision making and interpersonal and professional relationships.
  4. Personal spiritual formation and habits that enrich the student's relationship to Christ and impact the student's relationship with others in his or her work and/or volunteer setting.
  5. The ability to articulate the essential doctrines of the Christian faith in a diverse world.