Major in Journalism (B.A.)
ENW115Reporting I3
ENW120Digital Storytelling3
ENW211Feature Writing3
ENW214Principles of Editing4
ENW319Reporting II3
ENW481Internship in Writing4
ENW499Senior Seminar in Journalism3
ENL498Research Seminar in English1
COM302Media Law3
One literature course (300 level or above) 23-4
Choose one from Technology Specialization3-4
Media Production I
Introduction to Digital Media
Choose one of the following from Literary Connection courses4
Survey of British Literature I
Survey of British Literature II
American Literary Traditions
Choose one of the following from Depth Reportage courses3
Journalism for Social Change
Topics in Journalism
Choose one of the following from Journalism Specialization courses 23-4
Environmental Writing 1
Travel Writing 1
Media and Communication in Developing Countries 1
Broadcast Journalism
Major43-46
General Education49-50
Electives30-33
Total Credits122-129
1

This course meets a General Education requirement.

2

This requirement can be fulfilled with SPA305, SPA312, SPA313, or SPA318

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

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENW115 Reporting I3Elective 3ENW120 Digital Storytelling3
GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 GES130 Christianity Western Culture4
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
GES160 Inquiry Seminar3 Second Language (S) course1 4
 13 3 14
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENW214 Principles of Editing4World Cultures (U) course 3COM170A Media Production I4
ENW319 (fall, even years) Reporting II3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4
Literature choice: ENL102 (fall only), ENL202 (spring only), or ENL204 (fall or spring) , Survey of British Literature II, American Literary Traditions4 THE201 Christian Theology3
Mathematics (M) course 3 Leisure & Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
Electives 2 Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3
 16 3 15
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENW211 (fall, odd years) Feature Writing3Comparative Systems (G) course 3Journalism Choice 3
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 COM302 Media Law3
Electives 6 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Electives 6
 12-15 3 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENW4814 Internship in Writing4Interim Off ENW499 Senior Seminar in Journalism3
ENL498 Research Seminar in English1 300-400 Level Literature Elective3,4 3
"Choose from" course or Elective2,4 4 "Choose from" course and/or Elective2 4
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 Elective 3
Elective 3  
 15 0 13
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

"Choose from" category includes ENL341K,ENW303AZ,or COM352.

3

300-400 level literature choice or SPA305, SPA312, or SPA318

4

The equivalents of these courses may be taken through the New York City Program in Writing. 

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 Journalism 2017-2018: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENW115 Reporting I3GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4ENW120 Digital Storytelling3
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 Second Language (S) course1 4
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Electives 3
 13 4 14
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENW319 (fall, even years) Reporting II3World Cultures (U) course 3COM170A Media Production I4
ENW214 Principles of Editing4 Laboratory Science (D) course 4
Electives 2 Mathematics (M) course 3
Literature choice: ENL102 (fall only), ENL202 (spring only), or ENL204 (fall or spring) , Survey of British Literature II, American Literary Traditions4 Elective 3
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4  
 17 3 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENW211 (fall, odd years) Feature Writing3Comparative Systems (G) course 3ENW342 or 360 Journalism for Social Change or Topics in Journalism3
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 COM302 Media Law3
Leisure & Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
Electives 7 Electives 4
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3  
 14-17 3 13
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENL498 Research Seminar in English1Interim Off ENW499 Senior Seminar in Journalism3
ENW4814 Internship in Writing4 300-400 Level Literature Elective3,4 3
"Choose from" course or Elective2,4 3 "Choose from" course and/or Elective2 4
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 Elective 3
Elective 3  
 14 0 13
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

"Choose from" category includes ENL341K,ENW303AZ,or COM352.

3

300-400 level literature choice or SPA305, SPA312, or SPA318

4

The equivalents of these courses may be taken through the New York City Program in Writing. 

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