Major in Economics (B.A.)
Core Courses 1
ECO201Principles of Economics4
MAT207MStatistical Analysis 23
BUS100MBusiness Calculus 23-4
or MAT124M Calculus 1
Additional Required Courses
ECO301Intermediate Microeconomics3
ECO302Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECO340Econometrics4
ECO401Advanced Economic Theory3
ECO499Senior Seminar3
BUS481Internship in Business3-4
Electives from 200-level or above economics courses, excluding ECO2009
Major38-40
General Education49-50
Electives35-37
Total Credits122-127
1

Students majoring in economics must complete their core courses with a minimum grade of C in order to successfully complete the economics major.

2

This course meets a General Education requirement.

Note:

Students considering graduate studies in economics should select MAT125 and MAT211 and give consideration to earning a mathematics minor.

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

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4GES160 Inquiry Seminar3ECO201 Principles of Economics4
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 BUS100M or MAT 124M Business Calculus or Calculus 14
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 GES130 Christianity Western Culture4
Second Language (S) course1 4 Elective 3
 14 3 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ECO301 Intermediate Microeconomics3World Cultures (U) course 3ECO302 Intermediate Macroeconomics3
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 MAT207M Statistical Analysis3
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 THE201 Christian Theology3
Elective 4 Economics Elective2 3
  Elective 3
 14 3 15
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Economics Elective2 3Elective 3ECO340 Econometrics4
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Economics Elective2 3
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
Elective 4 Elective 4
 14 3 14-17
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ECO401 Advanced Economic Theory3Interim Off BUS481 Internship in Business3-4
ECO499 Senior Seminar3 Electives 9
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 Cross Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3
Electives 6  
 15 0 12-16
Total Credits: 122-129
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

 Electives from a 200-level or above economics course excluding ECO200

This program assumes a student will use BUS100M or MAT124M to meet the general education mathematics requirement. 

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 Economics 2016-2017: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4ECO201 Principles of Economics4
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 BUS100M or MAT 124M Business Calculus or Calculus 13-4
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
Second Language (S) course1 4 Elective 3
 14 4 14-15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ECO301 Intermediate Microeconomics3Elective 3ECO302 Intermediate Macroeconomics3
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 MAT207M Statistical Analysis3
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
World Cultures (U) course 3 Economics Elective2 3
  Elective 4
 14 3 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Economics Elective2 3Elective 3ECO340 Econometrics4
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Economics Elective 2 3
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
Electives 6 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
  Elective 3
 15 3 13-16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ECO401 Advanced Economic Theory3Interim Off BUS481 Internship in Business4
ECO499 Senior Seminar3 Cross Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 Electives 9
Electives 6  
 15 0 13-16
Total Credits: 122-129
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

 Electives from a 200-level or above economics course excluding ECO200

This program assumes a student will use BUS100M or MAT124M to meet the general education mathematics requirement. 

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.
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  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.
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  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