B.A. in International Relations to M.A. in Ministry 2018-2019: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
GEO 120 Introduction to Geography3GES 160 Inquiry Seminar3BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3 
GES 125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 
GES 130 Christianity Western Culture4 POS 202U Introduction to International Relations3 
Mathematics (M) course 3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4 
 14 3 13 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
ECO 201 Principles of Economics4Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3ECO 305 International Trade and Finance3 
POS 205 Introduction to Comparative Politics3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 
POS 211 The Political Quest3 Second Language (S) course1 4 
THE 201 Christian Theology3 Elective 3 
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 MIN 200 Foundations of Ministry3 
 14 3 13-16 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
Business/Economics area choice 3Off Campus Experience (Z) course 0-3Political Science/History Area choice 3 
Political Science/History Area choice 3 Electives 6 
Comparative System (G) course 3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 
Elective 3 Science, Technology, and Society (K) Course 3 
BIB 260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3   
 15 0-3 15 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Political Science/History Area choice 3Interim Off POS 499 Senior Seminar4BT 510 Hermeneutics3
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) Course 3 Electives 6TS 512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Elective 3 MIN 320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
SP 001 Formation Assessments0 THE 311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 
BIB 265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 TL 001 Vocational Assessments0 
THE 263 Christian Social Ethics3   
 15 0 16 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
NT 516 New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5OT 516 Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3 
TS 513 Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3Elective (DE 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 157-163

This program assumes a student will use POS 202U to meet the general education World Cultures requirement. 

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 International Relations to M.A. in Ministry 2018-2019: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3GES 147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4POS 202U Introduction to International Relations3 
GEO 120 Introduction to Geography3 GES 244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774 
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4 
GES 145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 Elective 3 
Mathematics (M) course 3   
 16 4 14 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
ECO 201 Principles of Economics4Elective 3ECO 305 International Trade and Finance3 
GES 246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 
POS 205 Introduction to Comparative Politics3 Second Language (S) course1 4 
POS 211 The Political Quest3 Elective 3 
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 MIN 200 Foundations of Ministry3 
 15 3 13-16 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
Business/Economics area choice 3Off Campus Experience (Z) course 0-3Political Science/History Area choice 3 
Political Science/History Area Choice 3 Elective 3 
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 
Electives 6 Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 
  Off Campus Processing 1 
 15 0-3 13 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Political Science/History Area course 3Interim Off POS 499 Senior Seminar4BT 510 Hermeneutics3
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 Elective 3TS 512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Elective 3 BIB 260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 
SP 001 Formation Assessments0 MIN 320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
THE 263 Christian Social Ethics3 THE 311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 
BIB 265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 Internship Preparation2  
  TL 001 Vocational Assessments0 
 15 0 16 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
NT 516 New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5OT 516 Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3 
TS 513 Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3Elective (DE 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 160-166

This program assumes a student will use POS 202U to meet the general education World Cultures requirement. 

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.)