B.A. in Communication Studies (Rhetoric and Public Influence Emphasis) to M.A. in Ministry 2017-2018: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4Mathematics (M) course 3GES130 Christianity Western Culture4 
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Second Language (S) course1 4 
GES160 Inquiry Seminar3 BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 
Elective 3 Elective 3 
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1   
 14 3 14 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM210 Perspectives on Human Communication3World Cultures (U) course 3COM318 Argumentation and Debate4 
COM213 Media Communication3 THE201 Christian Theology3 
COM230L Introduction to Rhetoric and Public Influence3 THE263 Christian Social Ethics3 
MIN200 Foundations of Ministry3 Electives 3 
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 
 16 3 13-16 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM361 Rhetorical Criticism4COM463 Topics in Communication Analysis3COM363 Methods of Communication Research4 
Oral Communication Course choice 4 Relational Communication choice 4 
Communication Analysis Course choice 3 History or Political Science choice 3 
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3 
  Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 
 14 3 14-17 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
History or Political Science course 3Interim Off COM498 Capstone: Rhetoric and Public Influence4BT510 Hermeneutics3
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Communication Analysis choice 3TS512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Electives 3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 
THE311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 MIN320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
SP001 Formation Assessments0 BIB265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 
BIB260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 Internship Preparation2  
  TL001 Vocational Assessments0 
 15 0 16 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
NT516 New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5OT516 Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3 
TS513 Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3Elective (DE 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: 161-167
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

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

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 Communication Studies (Rhetoric and Public Influence Emphasis) to M.A. in Ministry 2017-2018: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774 
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 Mathematics (M) course 3 
Elective 3 Second Language (S) course1 4 
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 
  Elective 3 
 13 4 15 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM210 Perspectives on Human Communication3World Cultures (U) course 3COM318 Argumentation and Debate4 
COM213 Media Communication3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4 
COM230L Introduction to Rhetoric and Public Influence3 Mathematics (M) course 3 
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 THE263 Christian Social Ethics3 
MIN200 Foundations of Ministry3   
 16 3 14 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM361 Rhetorical Criticism4COM463 Topics in Communication Analysis3COM363 Methods of Communication Research4 
Oral Communication Course choice 4 Relational Communication choice 4 
Communication Analysis Course choice 3 History or Political Science choice 3 
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3 
 14-17 3 14-17 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
History or Political Science course 3Interim Off COM498 Capstone: Rhetoric and Public Influence4BT510 Hermeneutics3
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Communication Analysis choice 3TS512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
SP001 Formation Assessments0 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 
THE311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 Internship Preparation2 0 
BIB260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 BIB265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 
  MIN320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
  TL001 Vocational Assessments0 
 12 0 16 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
NT516 New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5OT516 Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3 
TS513 Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5NT518 New 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 (ML 615) Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 3 13.5 
Total Credits: 160-166
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

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

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.