B.A. in Philosophy to M.A. in Ministry 2017-2018: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
GES130 Christianity Western Culture4Elective 3BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 
Second Language (S) course1 4 GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Mathematics (M) course 3 
GES160 Inquiry Seminar3 Elective 3 
 14 3 13 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
PHI251 History of Philosophy I3Elective 3PHI252 History of Philosophy II3 
THE201 Christian Theology3 Philosophy elective 3 
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 
Elective 3 Elective 3 
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 
 14 3 12-15 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
Philosophy elective 3Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3PHI320 Ethics: Theory and Practice4 
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Philosophy elective 4 
World Cultures (U) course 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3 
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 BIB265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 
MIN200 Foundations of Ministry3   
 12-15 3 14 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
PHI499 Senior Seminar4Interim Off Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3BT510 Hermeneutics3
Electives 6 PHI390 Epistemology and Metaphysics4TS512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
BIB260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 MIN320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
THE263 Christian Social Ethics3 TL001 Vocational Assessments0 
SP001 Formation Assessments0 THE311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 
  Internship Preparation2  
 16 0 13 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 TL566B Professional Internship B1.5 
TL566A Professional Internship A1.5 GS780 Senior Integrative Seminar3 
GS001 Graduate Research Seminar0 Elective (CP510) - Concentration Course 3 
Elective (ML615) - Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 3 13.5 
Total Credits: 153-159
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. 

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

If a student chooses to use major requirements to count also as General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will be increased accordingly. 

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 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 
Second Language (S) course1 4 Electives 6 
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3   
 14 4 13 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
PHI251 History of Philosophy I3Elective 3PHI252 History of Philosophy II3 
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Philosophy elective 3 
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Electives 6 
Elective 3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 
 14 3 12-15 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
Philosophy elective 3Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3PHI320 Ethics: Theory and Practice4 
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Philosophy elective 4 
World Cultures (U) course 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3 
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 MIN200 Foundations of Ministry3 
Elective 4   
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3   
 14-17 3 14 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
PHI499 Senior Seminar4Interim Off Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3BT510 Hermeneutics3
THE263 Christian Social Ethics3 PHI390 Epistemology and Metaphysics4TS512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
BIB260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 TL001 Vocational Assessments0 
BIB265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 Internship Preparation2  
SP001 Formation Assessments0 MIN320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
  THE311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 
 13 0 13 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 TL566B Professional Internship B1.5 
TL566A Professional Internship A1.5 GS780 Senior Integrative Seminar3 
GS001 Graduate Research Seminar0 Elective (CP510) - Concentration Course 3 
Elective (ML615) - Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 3 13.5 
Total Credits: 153-159
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.  

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

If a student chooses to use major requirements to count also as General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will be increased accordingly. 

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.)