B.A. in Organizational Communication (Strategic Communication) to M.A. in Ministry 2017-2018: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3Mathematics (M) course (BUS100M suggested) 3Artistic Experience (A) course 3 
GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 Second Language (S) course1 4 
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 GES130 Christianity Western Culture4 
GES160 Inquiry Seminar3 Elective 3 
 13 3 14 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM210 Perspectives on Human Communication3COM350 Corporate Communication3COM213 Media Communication3 
COM248 Organizational Communication3 COM376 Public Relations Writing and Strategies3 
ENW115 Reporting I3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4 
THE201 Christian Theology3 World Cultures (U) course 3 
Electives 3 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 
 15 3 14 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM363 Methods of Communication Research4Communication Analysis Course choice 3COM220 Group Communication4 
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 COM481 Internship in Communication3-4 
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 
COM302 Media Law3 Oral Communication Choice 4 
MIN200 Foundations of Ministry3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 
 16 3 14-18 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3Interim Off COM494 Capstone: Organizational Communication4BT510 Hermeneutics3
Strategic Communication Track Choice 4 Strategic Communication Course choice 3TS512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 TL001 Vocational Assessments0 
SP001 Formation Assessments0 BIB265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 
THE263 Christian Social Ethics3 Internship Preparation2  
BIB260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 MIN320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
  THE311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 
 16 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: 163-167
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

Student must meet with director of internship and placement at least two terms before beginning 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.)

B.A. in Organizational Communication (Strategic Communication) to M.A. in Ministry 2017-2018: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774 
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 Second Language (S) course1 4 
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Mathematics (M) course (BUS100M suggested) 3 
Electives 3 Artistic Experience (A) course 3 
 13 4 14 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM210 Perspectives on Human Communication3COM350 Corporate Communication3COM213 Media Communication3 
COM248 Organizational Communication3 COM376 Public Relations Writing and Strategies3 
ENW115 Reporting I3 Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 
  World Cultures (U) course 3 
 13 3 13 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM363 Methods of Communication Research4Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3COM220 Group Communication4 
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 COM481 Internship in Communication3-4 
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Oral Communication Course choice 4 
MIN200 Foundations of Ministry3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 
  BIB260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 
 14 3 14-18 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Communication Analysis Course choice 3Interim Off COM494 Capstone: Organizational Communication4BT510 Hermeneutics3
Strategic Communication Track Choice 4 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3TS512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
COM302 Media Law3 Strategic Communication Course choice 3 
SP001 Formation Assessments0 MIN320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
BIB265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 TL001 Vocational Assessments0 
THE263 Christian Social Ethics3 Internship Preparation2  
  THE311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 
 16 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: 159-163
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

Student must meet with director of internship and placement at least two terms before beginning 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.)