Major in Mathematics (B.A.)
MAT124MCalculus 1 14
MAT125Calculus 24
MAT211Linear Algebra3
MAT222Differential Equations3
MAT223Multivariable Calculus3
MAT241Discrete Mathematics3
MAT310Algebraic Structures4
MAT330Probability and Statistics3
MAT422Real Analysis3
MAT425Topics in Mathematics3
MAT499Foundations of Mathematics3
COS100Introduction to Programming3
COS105Computer Science 14
Choose two of the following Applied Math course:6-7
Applied Statistics
Numerical Methods
Operations Research
Major49-50
General Education49-50
Electives24-25
Total Credits122-125
1

This course meets a General Education requirement.

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

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
GES160 Inquiry Seminar3COS100 Introduction to Programming3COS105 Computer Science 14
MAT124M Calculus 14 GES130 Christianity Western Culture4
GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 MAT125 Calculus 24
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
 14 3 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MAT223 Multivariable Calculus3Elective 3MAT211 Linear Algebra3
MAT241 Discrete Mathematics3 MAT222 Differential Equations3
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 THE201 Christian Theology3
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
Elective 3 Second Language (S) course1 4
 16 3 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MAT330 Probability and Statistics3Interim Off MAT310 Algebraic Structures4
World Cultures (U) course 3 Applied Math choice2 3
Applied Math choice2 3-4 Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Elective 3
Electives 3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
 12-16 0 13-16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MAT422 Real Analysis3MAT499 Foundations of Mathematics3MAT425 (spring, odd years) Topics in Mathematics3
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Electives 8
Electives 6  
 15 3 14
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

Applied Math choices: choose two: MAT344 Numerical methods (fall only), MAT376 Operations Research (fall, odd years), or MAT331 Applied Statistics (spring, even years). 

This program assumes a student will use MAT124M to meet the general education Mathematics requirements. 

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 Mathematics 2017-2018: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COS100 Introduction to Programming3GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4COS105 Computer Science 14
MAT124M3 Calculus 14 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 MAT125 Calculus 24
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
 14 4 12-15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MAT223 Multivariable Calculus3BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3MAT211 Linear Algebra3
MAT241 Discrete Mathematics3 MAT222 Differential Equations3
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Second Language (S) course1 4
  Elective 3
 14 3 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MAT330 Probability and Statistics3Interim Off MAT310 Algebraic Structures4
Applied Math choice2 3-4 Applied Math choice2 3
World Cultures (U) course 3 Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Elective 6
Electives 4  
 13-17 0 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MAT422 Real Analysis3MAT499 Foundations of Mathematics3MAT425 (spring, odd years) Topics in Mathematics3
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Electives 6 Electives 8
Comparative Systems (G) course 3  
 15 3 14
Total Credits: 122-129
1

This program assumes a student will use MAT124M to meet the general education Mathematics requirements. 

2

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

3

Applied Math choices: choose two: MAT344 Numerical methods (fall only), MAT376 Operations Research (fall, odd years), or MAT331 Applied Statistics (spring, even years). 

This program assumes a student will use MAT124M to meet the general education Mathematics requirements. 

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