B.A. in Biology to M.A. in Ministry 2017-2018, Academic Plan- CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
Select one of the following lecture and labs 4BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3BIO122
122D Introduction to Organismic Biology
4 
Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology and Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab or BIO120/121 Introduction to Molecular & Cellular Biology  
Introduction to Organismic Biology and Introduction to Organismic Biology Lab or BIO126/127 Integrative Biology and Global Health  
Integrative Biology and Global Health and Integrative Biology and Global Health Lab GES130 Christianity Western Culture4 
Chemistry choice3 4 Chemistry choice3 4 
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3   
GES160 Inquiry Seminar3   
 14 3 12 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIO126
BIO127 Integrative Biology and Global Health and Integrative Biology and Global Health Lab
4Mathematics (M) course 3GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 
or BIO120/121 Introduction to Molecular & Cellular Biology  THE201 Christian Theology3 
or BIO122/122D Introduction to Organismic Biology  Biology environmental area choice 4 
Contemporary Western Life & Thought (L) course 3 Elective 5 4 
Second Language (S) course1 4   
Elective 4 4   
 15 3 15 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIO399 Introduction to Research1Science, Technology and Society (K) course 3Biology molecular area choice 4 
Biology organismic area choice 4 Biology elective 4 
Biology elective 4 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 
World Cultures (U) course 3 BIB260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 MIN200 Foundations of Ministry3 
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3   
 13-16 3 14-17 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BIO493 or 4962 Literature Review in Biology or Biology Research1Interim Off BIO499 Biology Symposium1BT510 Hermeneutics3
BIO495 Biology Seminar1 THE311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3TS512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Biology elective 4 MIN320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
SP001 Formation Assessments0 Biology elective 4 
BIB265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 
THE263 Christian Social Ethics3 Internship Preparation6  
Interpreting Biblical themes (J) course 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3 
Electives 3 TL001 Vocational Assessments0 
 18 0 17 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
NT516 New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3Elective (DI Course) Concentration Course 1.5OT516 Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3 
TS513 Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3Elective (DI Course) Concentration Course 1.5NT518 or OT 518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations or Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations3 
ML523 Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3 GS780 Senior Integrative Seminar3 
TL566A Professional Internship A1.5 TL566B Professional Internship B1.5 
GS001 Graduate Research Seminar0 Elective (CP510) Concentration Course 3 
Elective (ML615) Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 3 13.5 
Total Credits: 163-169
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent.

2

 May be taken in fall of senior year

3

CHE113/CHE113D recommended (excluding CHE107/CHE107D or CHE200)

4

CHE224/CHE225 recommended

5

CHE226/CHE227 recommended

6

Students must meet with the Director of Internship and Placement at least two terms before beginning their internship.

This program assumes the student will use BIO122/BIO122D to meet the general education laboratory Science requirement.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim may be split between fall and spring for the state grant purposes only.)

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

B.A. in Biology to M.A. in Ministry 2017-2018, Academic Plan- Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIO120
BIO121 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology and Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab
4GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4BIO122
122D Introduction to Organismic Biology and Introduction to Organismic Biology Lab
4 
or BIO122/122D Introduction to Organismic Biology  or BIO120/121 Introduction to Molecular & Cellular Biology  
or BIO126/127 Integrative Biology and Global Healh  or BIO126/127 Integrative Biology and Global Health  
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774 
Chemistry choice 3 4 BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Chemistry choice 3 4 
 15 4 15 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIO126
BIO127 Integrative Biology and Global Health and Integrative Biology and Global Health Lab
4Mathematics (M) course 3THE263 Christian Social Ethics3 
or BIO120-121 Introduction to Molecular & Cellular biology  Biology environmental area choice 4 
or BIO122/122D Introduction to Organismic Biology  Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course  
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Second Language (S) course1 4 
Elective4 4 Elective 5 4 
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3   
 12-15 3 15 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIO399 Introduction to Research1Science, Technology and Society (K) course 3BIB260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 
Biology organismic area choice 4 MIN200 Foundations of Ministry3 
Biology elective 4 Biology molecular area choice 4 
World Culture (U) course 3 Biology elective 4 
THE311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 
 15 3 14-17 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BIO493
BIO4962 Literature Review in Biology and Biology Research
2Interim Off BIO499 Biology Symposium1BT510 Hermeneutics3
BIO495 Biology Seminar1 Biology elective 4TS512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
BIB265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 
Biology elective 4 MIN320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
Interpreting biblical Themes (J) course 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3 
Elective 3 Internship Preparation6 0 
SP001 Formation Assessments0 TL001 Vocational Assessments0 
 16 0 14 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
NT516 New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3Elective (DI Course) Concentration Course 1.5OT516 Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3 
TS513 Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3Elective (DI Course) Concentration Course 1.5NT518 or OT 518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations or Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations3 
ML523 Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3 GS780 Senior Integrative Seminar3 
TL566A Professional Internship A1.5 TL566B Professional Internship B1.5 
GS001 Graduate Research Seminar0 Elective (CP510) Concentration Course 3 
Elective (ML615) Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 3 13.5 
Total Credits: 162-168
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent.

2

 May be taken in fall of senior year

3

CHE113/CHE113D recommended (excludingCHE107/CHE107D or CHE200)

4

CHE224/CHE225 recommended

5

 CHE226/CHE227 recommended

6

Students must meet with the Director of Internship and Placement at least two terms before beginning their internship.

This program assumes the student will use BIO122/BIO122D to meet the general education laboratory Science requirement.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim may be split between fall and spring for the state grant purposes only.)

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