Major in Environmental Studies (B.S.)
Choose one of the following sequences:4
Introduction to Organismic Biology
and Introduction to Organismic Biology Lab 1
Integrative Biology and Global Health
and Integrative Biology and Global Health Lab
BIO330
BIO331
Ecology
and Ecology Lab
4
ENS104
104D
Environment and Humanity
and Environment Humanity Lab 1
4
ENS/GEO 201Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
ENS205LSustainable Living 13
ENS399Introduction to Research1
ENS481Internship in Environmental Studies3
ENS496Research in Environmental Studies1
ENS498Seminar in Environmental Studies1
ENS499Symposium0
GEL168
168D
Geology
and Geology Lab 1
4
Choose 12 credits from the following:12
Transforming Technology: Environmental Perspectives 1
Science, Values, and the Making of Environmental Policy 1
Environmental Ethics 1
Environmental Writing 1
Natural Resources: Use Them but Don't Lose Them 1
Ecology in the Tropics: Natural History and Future Prospects 1
Economic Botany 1
History and the Human Environment
Choose one of the following sequences:4-8
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
and General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab 1
Accelerated General Chemistry
and Accelerated General Chemistry Lab
Choose 12 credits from the following:12
Invertebrate Biology
and Invertebrate Biology Lab
Aquatic Biology
and Aquatic Biology Lab
Plant Taxonomy and Ecology
and Plant Taxonomy and Ecology Lab
Environmental Plant Biology
and Environmental Plant Biology Lab
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Lab
Instrumental Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Lab
Wildlife Ecology and Management
and Wildlife Ecology and Management Lab
Ecology in the Tropics: Natural History and Future Prospects 1
Major56-60
General Education49-50
Electives17-22
Total Credits122-132
1

This course meets a General Education requirement.

With permission of the program director, appropriate courses taken in off-campus programs may substitute for those listed above.

Students are strongly urged to meet the “M” General Education requirement by taking PSY230M.

B.S. in Environmental Science 2017-2018: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENS104
104D Environment and Humanity and Environment Humanity Lab
4GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4ENS205L Sustainable Living3
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 BIO122
122D Introduction to Organismic Biology and Introduction to Organismic Biology Lab
4
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 GES130 Christianity Western Culture4
GES160 Inquiry Seminar3 Second Language (S) course1 4
 13 4 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
GEL168
168D Geology and Geology Lab
4Elective 3CHE214
CHE215 (or BIO or CHE choice)3 General Chemistry IIGeneral Chemistry II Lab
4
CHE113
113D3 General Chemistry I and General Chemistry I Lab
4 THE201 Christian Theology3
Electives 7 World Cultures (U) course 3
  Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
  Elective 3
 15 3 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Mathematics (M) course2 3ENS K Category course 3ENS K Category course 3
BIO330
BIO331 (fall, odd years) Ecology, Ecology Lab
4 ENS/BIO/CHE choice3 4
ENS201 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
ENS399 Introduction to Research1 Elective 3
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3
 14 3 13-16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENS481 Internship in Environmental Studies3Interim Off ENS K Category course 3
ENS496 Research in Environmental Studies1 ENS498 Seminar in Environmental Studies1
ENS K Category course 3 ENS499 Symposium0
ENS/BIO/CHE choice3 4 ENS/BIO/CHE choice3 4
Elective 3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
  Elective 3
  Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
 14 0 14-17
Total Credits: 122-128
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

Strongly recommended that students take PSY230M Introduction to Statistical Methods and Experimental Design to meet the general education requirement in Mathematics. 

3

Choose CHE113/CHE113D & CHE214/CHE215 (OR) CHE208/CHE208D & BIO/CHE elective.

This program assumes a student will use ENS104D and ENS205L, and a K category elective to meet the general education requirements for Laboratory Science, Contemporary Western Life and Thought, and Science, Technology, and Society. 

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.S. in Environmental Science 2017-2018: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENS104
104D Environment and Humanity and Environment Humanity Lab
4GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4ENS205L Sustainable Living3
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 BIO122
122D Introduction to Organismic Biology and Introduction to Organismic Biology Lab
4
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Second Language (S) course1 4
 14 4 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
GEL168
168D Geology and Geology Lab
4Elective 3CHE214
CHE215 (or BIO or CHE choice)3 General Chemistry IIGeneral Chemistry II Lab
4
CHE113
113D3 General Chemistry I and General Chemistry I Lab
4 World Cultures (U) course 3
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Mathematics (M) course2 3
Elective 4 Elective 3
 16 3 13
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO330
BIO331 (fall, odd years) Ecology, Ecology Lab
4ENS K Category course 3ENS K Category course 3
ENS201 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3 ENS/BIO/CHE choice3 4
ENS399 Introduction to Research1 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Elective 4
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3
 12 3 14-17
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENS481 Internship in Environmental Studies3Interim Off ENS K Category course 3
ENS496 Research in Environmental Studies1 ENS498 Seminar in Environmental Studies1
ENS K Category course 3 ENS499 Symposium0
ENS/BIO/CHE choice3 4 ENS/BIO/CHE choice3 4
Elective 3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
  Elective 3
  Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
 14 0 14-17
Total Credits: 122-128
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

Strongly recommended that students take PSY230M Introduction to Statistical Methods and Experimental Design to meet the general education requirement in Mathematics. 

3

Choose CHE113/CHE113D & CHE214/CHE215 (OR) CHE208/CHE208D & BIO/CHE elective.

This program assumes a student will use ENS104D and ENS205L, and a K category elective to meet the general education requirements for Laboratory Science, Contemporary Western Life and Thought, and Science, Technology, and Society. 

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

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