B.A. in Biology to M.A. in Ministry 2018-2019, Academic Plan- CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIO 124
BIO 124D
Integrative Biology: Genes, Cells, Change and Integrative Biology: Genes, Cells, Change Lab
4BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3BIO 128
BIO 128D
Integrative Biology: Metabolism, Energy, Biodiversity and Integrative Biology: Metabolism, Energy, Biodiversity Lab
4 
Chemistry choice3 4 GES 130 Christianity Western Culture4 
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Chemistry choice3 4 
GES 160 Inquiry Seminar3   
 14 3 12 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIO 218 Biology in a Changing World3Mathematics (M) course 3GES 125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 
Contemporary Western Life & Thought (L) course 3 THE 201 Christian Theology3 
Second Language (S) course1 4 Biology environmental area choice 4 
Elective 4 4 Elective 5 4 
 14 3 15 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIO 399 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 BIB 260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 MIN 200 Foundations of Ministry3 
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3   
 13-16 3 14-17 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BIO 481 or 496 Internship in Biology or Biology Research1-3Interim Off BIO 481 or 497 Internship in Biology or Advanced Biology Research1-3BT 510 Hermeneutics3
BIO 495 Biology Seminar1 THE 311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3TS 512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Biology elective 4 MIN 320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
SP 001 Formation Assessments0 Biology elective 4 
BIB 265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 
THE 263 Christian Social Ethics3 Internship Preparation2  
Interpreting Biblical themes (J) course 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3 
Electives 3 TL 001 Vocational Assessments0 
 18-20 0 17-19 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
NT 516 New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3Elective (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 162-172

This program assumes the student will use BIO 124 / BIO 124D 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 2018-2019, Academic Plan- Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIO 124
BIO 124D
Integrative Biology: Genes, Cells, Change and Integrative Biology: Genes, Cells, Change Lab
4GES 147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4BIO 128
BIO 128D
Integrative Biology: Metabolism, Energy, Biodiversity and Integrative Biology: Metabolism, Energy, Biodiversity Lab
4 
GES 145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 GES 244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774 
Chemistry choice 3 4 BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3 
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Chemistry choice 3 4 
 15 4 15 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIO 218 Biology in a Changing World3Mathematics (M) course 3THE 263 Christian Social Ethics3 
GES 246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Biology environmental area choice 4 
Electives4 8 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course  
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Second Language (S) course1 4 
  Elective 5 4 
 15-18 3 15 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIO 399 Introduction to Research1Science, Technology and Society (K) course 3BIB 260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 
Biology organismic area choice 4 MIN 200 Foundations of Ministry3 
Biology elective 4 Biology molecular area choice 4 
World Culture (U) course 3 Biology elective 4 
THE 311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 
 15 3 14-17 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BIO 481 or 496 Internship in Biology or Biology Research1-3Interim Off BIO 481 or 497 Internship in Biology or Advanced Biology Research1-3BT 510 Hermeneutics3
BIB 265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 Biology elective 4TS 512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Biology elective 4 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 
Interpreting biblical Themes (J) course 3 MIN 320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
Elective 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3 
SP 001 Formation Assessments0 Internship Preparation2 0 
  TL 001 Vocational Assessments0 
 14-16 0 14-16 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
NT 516 New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3Elective (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 163-173

This program assumes the student will use BIO 124 / BIO 124D 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.