Major in Art (B.A.)
ART100ATwo-Dimensional Visual Thinking 13
ART101AThree-Dimensional Visual Thinking 13
ART103ADrawing 13
ART203Drawing II3
ART206Sculpture4
ART211Printmaking3
ART210APainting4
ART240Creative Practices 23
ART250AIntroduction to Photography 13
ART496Senior Art & Design Exhibition0
ART499Senior Seminar/Thesis Exhibition3
ARH105Survey of Western Art History from Caves to World War II4
DES105Introduction to Digital Media3
PHI310Aesthetics3
Choose two Art History courses 200-level or above6
Choose from ART108A, ART and/or DES courses at the 200 Level or above, or Internship 12
Major60
General Education49-50
Electives13-14
Total Credits122-124
1

This course meets a General Education requirement.

2

Must be taken concurrently with a 200-level studio course.

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B.A. in Art 2017-2018: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ART103A Drawing3GES160 Inquiry Seminar3ART101A Three-Dimensional Visual Thinking3
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 DES105 Introduction to Digital Media3
GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 GES130 Christianity Western Culture4
Second Language (S) course1 4 GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3
 14 3 13
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ART100A Two-Dimensional Visual Thinking3World Cultures (U) course 3ARH105 Survey of Western Art History from Caves to World War II4
ART206 Sculpture4 ART2402 Creative Practices3
THE201 Christian Theology3 ART250A Introduction to Photography3
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Studio Elective 4
  Leisure & Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
 14 3 15
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ART210A Painting4Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3Art History Course 3
ART211 Printmaking3 ART203 Drawing II3
PHI310 Aesthetics3 Mathematics (M) course 3
Contemporary Western Life & Thought (L) course 3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
 13-16 3 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ART499 Senior Seminar/Thesis Exhibition3Interim Off Studio Elective 4
Studio Elective 4 Electives 9
Art History Course 3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) Course 3
Elective 3  
 13 0 16
Total Credits: 122-125
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

2

Must be taken concurrently with another studio course (200-level preferred). 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in Art 2017-2018: Option 2 - Humanities Program 

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ART103A Drawing3GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4ART101A Three-Dimensional Visual Thinking3
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
Second Language (S) course1 4 GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3
Elective 3 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
  Elective 3
 14 4 14
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ART100A Two-Dimensional Visual Thinking3World Cultures (U) course 3ARH105 Survey of Western Art History from Caves to World War II4
ART206 Sculpture4 DES105 Introduction to Digital Media3
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 ART2402 Creative Practices3
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 ART250A Introduction to Photography3
 15 3 13
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ART210A Painting4Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3ART203 Drawing II3
PHI310 Aesthetics3 ART211 Printmaking3
Studio Elective 3 Art History course 3
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Mathematics (M) course 3
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
 13-16 3 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ART499 Senior Seminar/Thesis Exhibition3Interim Off Studio Elective 3
Studio Elective 3 Studio Elective 3
Art History course 3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Elective 4 Elective 6
 13 0 15
Total Credits: 122-125
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

2

Must be taken concurrently with another studio course (200-level preferred). 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

Overview

The Ministry Scholars program is Bethel University's 5-year Bachelor's Degree and Master of Arts in Ministry program that reduces cost and time-to-completion by streamlining undergraduate and graduate education. Graduates receive a Bachelor's degree from Bethel University's College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and a Master of Arts in Ministry from Bethel Seminary. This program is well suited for a variety of majors who want to become equipped to lead churches, parachurch organizations, and other ministries. It is also a good fit for ministry-minded students who want to pursue bi-vocational ministry or work outside of professional ministry. Students learn from successful ministry leaders and experts in Biblical and Theological Studies, Spiritual and Personal Formation, and Transformational Leadership. This program offers supplemental training resources, cohort-based activities, and mentorship opportunities to prepare ministry-minded students for effective ministry leadership. Students also gain valuable field experience in local churches and ministry settings.

The objectives of the program are that graduates will demonstrate age-appropriate growth and ultimately ministry leadership preparedness in the following domains:

  1. Spiritual life: Students will grow spiritually, deepening their love for, commitment to, and dependence on God, and develop an instinct to trust in God and to connect intimately with God.
  2. Discernment of call: They will clarify and reaffirm their sense of calling to glorify God, to work in Christ’s church and to serve humanity sacrificially.
  3. Emotional maturity: They will become emotionally mature adults, possessing the ability to sense and manage emotions, to see others’ perspectives, to sympathize and empathize, to follow and lead as appropriate and to foster healthy relationships.
  4. Cultural competence: They will become culturally aware, gaining a perspective that all cultures possess strengths and vulnerabilities, an ability to work across cultural lines and an appreciation that diverse teams are stronger teams.
  5. Bible knowledge: They will gain a clear understanding of the Bible’s content and a deep and abiding passion for the truth of the Gospel.
  6. Spiritual wisdom: They will grow in wisdom, possessing a capacity to apply the Bible so that others are inspired by their teaching and preaching to live out biblical truth and experience human flourishing.
  7. Intellectual virtues: They will develop virtues such as critical thinking, respect for data, intellectual humility, and thirst for learning, combined with the skill to interpret and teach the Bible accurately.
  8. Leadership capacity: They will learn to follow leaders and to lead followers—enlisting people, building teams, leading change and achieving results.
  9. Godly character: They will become virtuous people—individuals who love others, speak truth, live humbly, sacrifice their own interests, live justly, express joy and show compassion.

What is Bethel looking for in a Ministry Scholar?

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA (cumulative college grade point average or unweighted high school GPA if the student has less than one year of college experience), and maintenance of 3.0 minimum GPA throughout the duration of the Ministry Scholars program while enrolled at CAS and Seminary.

  • Able to provide a pastoral or ministry leader reference that speaks to the student’s character and call to ministry.

  • Committed to prioritizing activities and retreats offered for Ministry Scholars, enabling the individual to develop a strong sense of community.

Click here for more information on the Ministry Scholars program at Bethel University