B.A. in Organizational Communication (Strategic Communication) to M.A. in Ministry 2018-2019: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3Mathematics (M) course (BUS100M suggested) 3Artistic Experience (A) course 3 
GES 125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 Second Language (S) course1 4 
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 GES 130 Christianity Western Culture4 
GES 160 Inquiry Seminar3 Elective 3 
 13 3 14 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM 210 Perspectives on Human Communication3COM 350 Corporate Communication3COM 213 Media Communication3 
COM 248 Organizational Communication3 COM 376 Public Relations Writing and Strategies3 
ENW 115 Reporting I3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4 
THE 201 Christian Theology3 World Cultures (U) course 3 
Elective 3 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 
 15 3 14 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM 363 Methods of Communication Research4Communication Analysis Course choice 3COM 481 Internship in Communication3-4 
COM 302 Media Law3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3 
MIN 200 Foundations of Ministry3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 
Strategic Communication Track Choice 13 3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 Elective 3 
 16 3 12-16 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3Interim Off COM 494 Capstone: Organizational Communication4BT 510 Hermeneutics3
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 TL 001 Vocational Assessments0TS 512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
SP 001 Formation Assessments0 Strategic Communication choice3 3 
THE 263 Christian Social Ethics3 BIB 265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 
BIB 260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 Internship Preparation2  
COM 220 Group Communication4 MIN 320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
  THE 311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 
 16 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 161-165

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 2018-2019: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3GES 147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4GES 244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774 
GES 145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 Second Language (S) course1 4 
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Elective 3 
Elective 3 Mathematics (M) course (BUS100M suggested) 3 
  Artistic Experience (A) course 3 
 13 4 17 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM 210 Perspectives on Human Communication3COM 350 Corporate Communication3COM 213 Media Communication3 
COM 248 Organizational Communication3 COM 376 Public Relations Writing and Strategies3 
ENW 115 Reporting I3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4 
GES 246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 
  World Cultures (U) course 3 
 13 3 14 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM 363 Methods of Communication Research4Communication Analysis Course choice 3COM 481 Internship in Communication3-4 
MIN 200 Foundations of Ministry3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3 
Strategic Communication Track Choice 13 3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 BIB 260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 
  Elective 3 
 13 3 12-16 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Strategic Communication Track Choice 23 4Interim Off COM 494 Capstone: Organizational Communication4BT 510 Hermeneutics3
COM 220 Group Communication4 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3TS 512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
COM 302 Media Law3 Strategic Communication Course choice3 3 
SP 001 Formation Assessments0 MIN 320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
BIB 265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 TL 001 Vocational Assessments0 
THE 263 Christian Social Ethics3 Internship Preparation2  
  THE 311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 
 17 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 161-165

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.)