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

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
GES 130 Christianity Western Culture4Elective 3BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3 
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 GES 125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 
GES 160 Inquiry Seminar3 PHI 125M Introduction to Logic3 
PHI 110 Contemporary Moral Issues3 Second Language (S) course 1 4 
 13 3 14 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
PHI 251 History of Philosophy I3Elective 3PHI 252 History of Philosophy II3 
THE 201 Christian Theology3 Philosophy elective 3 
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 
Elective 3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 
  Elective 3 
 13 3 12-15 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
Philosophy elective 3Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3PHI 320 Ethics: Theory and Practice4 
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 Philosophy elective 4 
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3 
World Cultures (U) course 3 BIB 265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1   
MIN 200 Foundations of Ministry3   
 13-16 3 14 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
PHI 499 Senior Seminar4Interim Off Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3BT 510 Hermeneutics3
Electives 6 PHI 390 Epistemology and Metaphysics4TS 512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
BIB 260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 MIN 320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
THE 263 Christian Social Ethics3 TL 001 Vocational Assessments0 
SP 001 Formation Assessments0 THE 311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 
  Internship Preparation2  
 16 0 13 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 TL 566B Professional Internship B1.5 
TL 566A Professional Internship A1.5 GS 780 Senior Integrative Seminar3 
GS 001 Graduate Research Seminar0 Elective (CP510) - Concentration Course 3 
Elective (ML615) - Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 3 13.5 
Total Credits 153-159

The Philosophy Department encourages semester abroad programs (e.g. Oxford). See your adviser or department chair for details.

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 Philosophy 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 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 PHI 125M Introduction to Logic3 
GES 145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 Second Language (S) course1 4 
PHI 110 Contemporary Moral Issues3 Elective 3 
 13 4 14 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
PHI 251 History of Philosophy I3Elective 3PHI 252 History of Philosophy II3 
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Philosophy elective 3 
GES 246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Electives 7 
Elective 3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 
 14 3 13-16 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
Philosophy elective 3Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3PHI 320 Ethics: Theory and Practice4 
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 Philosophy elective 4 
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3 
World Cultures (U) course 3 MIN 200 Foundations of Ministry3 
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1   
Elective 4   
 14-17 3 14 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
PHI 499 Senior Seminar4Interim Off Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3BT 510 Hermeneutics3
THE 263 Christian Social Ethics3 PHI 390 Epistemology and Metaphysics4TS 512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
BIB 260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 TL 001 Vocational Assessments0 
BIB 265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 Internship Preparation2  
SP 001 Formation Assessments0 MIN 320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
  THE 311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 
 13 0 13 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 TL 566B Professional Internship B1.5 
TL 566A Professional Internship A1.5 GS 780 Senior Integrative Seminar3 
GS 001 Graduate Research Seminar0 Elective (CP510) - Concentration Course 3 
Elective (ML615) - Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 3 13.5 
Total Credits 154-160

The Philosophy Department encourages semester abroad programs (e.g. Oxford). See your adviser or department chair for details.

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.)