B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies to M.A. in Ministry 2018-2019, Academic Plan- CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
GES 130 Christianity Western Culture4Elective 3GES 125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Mathematics (M) course 3 
BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3 Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 
Elective 3 GES 160 Inquiry Seminar3 
 13 3 13 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
THE 201 Christian Theology3World Cultures (U) course 3Text or Context course choice 3 
Text or Context course choice 3 Jesus or Paul course choice 3 
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 THE 263 Christian Social Ethics3 
Elective or 1st Semester of Language 4 Second Language (S) course1 4 
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 
 14-17 3 14 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIB 321 Issues in Biblical Studies3Elective 3THE 315 Contemporary Theological Issues3 
REL 202 Introduction to Religious Studies3 THE 326G Christian Theology in Africa, Asia, and Latin America3 
THE 311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 
Jesus or Paul course choice 3 200-Level Theology Elective course 3 
200-Level Elective or Biblical or Theological Studies course 3 Elective 3 
 15 3 15 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
300-400 Level Elective Biblical or Theological Studies course 3Interim Off BIB 499 or GRK 498 (or Elective) Seminar: Biblical StudiesSeminar: Greek Exegesis3-4BT 510 Hermeneutics3
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 MIN 320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3TS 512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 300-400 Level Theology Elective course 3 
MIN 310Z Conflict, Reconciliation, and the Church3 Electives 6 
THE 499 (or Elective) Seminar: Theology3 Internship Preparation2 0 
SP 001 Formation Assessments0 TL 001 Vocational Assessments0 
 15 0 15-16 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
GC 512 Global, Cultural and Contextual Ministry3Elective (DI Course)- Concentration Course 1.5OT 516 Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3 
TS 513 Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3Elective (DI Course)- Concentration Course 1.5NT 518 or OT 518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations or Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations3 
ML 523 Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3 GS 780 Senior Integrative Seminar3 
TL 566A Professional Internship A1.5 TL 566B Professional Internship B1.5 
GS 001 Graduate Research Seminar0 Elective (CP510)- Concentration Course 3 
Elective (ML615)- Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 3 13.5 
Total Credits 159-163

If a student chooses to use major requirements to also count as General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will be increased accordingly. 

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.)

The scheduling of Seminary courses may vary. Please use this academic plan for illustrative purposes only. 

B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies in M.A. in Ministry 2018-2019, Academic Plan- Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
GES 145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4GES 147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4GES 244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774 
BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3 Mathematics (M) course 3 
Elective 3 Electives 6 
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3   
 13 4 13 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
GES 246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4World Cultures (U) course 3Text or Context course choice 3 
Text or Context course choice 3 Jesus or Paul course choice 3 
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 THE 263 Christian Social Ethics3 
Electives 4 Second Language (S) course1 4 
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 
 15-18 3 14 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIB 321 Issues in Biblical Studies3Elective 3THE 315 Contemporary Theological Issues3 
REL 202 Introduction to Religious Studies3 THE 326G Christian Theology in Africa, Asia, and Latin America3 
THE 311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 Interpreting Biblical themes (J) course 3 
Jesus or Paul course choice 3 200-level Theology elective course 3 
200-level elective biblical or theological studies course 3 Elective 3 
 15 3 15 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
300-400 level major elective 3Interim Off BIB 499 or GRK 498 (or Elective) Seminar: Biblical StudiesSeminar: Greek Exegesis3-4BT 510 Hermeneutics3
Science, Technology and Society (K) course 3 MIN 320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3TS 512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 300/400-level Theology elective course 3 
MIN 310Z Conflict, Reconciliation, and the Church3 Internship Preparation2 0 
THE 499 (or Elective) Seminar: Theology3 Electives 5 
SP 001 Formation Assessments0 TL 001 Vocational Assessments0 
 15 0 14-15 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
GC 512 Global, Cultural and Contextual Ministry3Elective (DI Course) - Concentration Course OT 516 Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3 
TS 513 Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3Elective (DI Course) - Concentration Course 1.5NT 518 or OT 518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations or Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations3 
ML 523 Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3 GS 780 Senior Integrative Seminar3 
TL 566A Professional Internship A1.5 TL 566B Professional Internship B1.5 
GS 001 Graduate Research Seminar0  Elective (CP510)- Concentration Course 3 
Elective (ML 615) - Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 1.5 13.5 
Total Credits 158.5-162.5

If a student chooses to use major requirements to also count as General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will be increased accordingly. 

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.)

The scheduling of Seminary courses may vary. Please use this academic plan for illustrative purposes only.