This major is designed for students who wish to combine substantial work in the fields of business and political science with additional supporting courses in economics and mathematics.  

Major in Business and Political Science (B.A.)
BUS105Information Technology and Applications3
ECO201Principles of Economics4
BUS100MBusiness Calculus 13
or BUS130 Business Problem Solving
MAT207MStatistical Analysis 13
POS211The Political Quest3
POS306Public Administration3
POS499Senior Seminar4
Elective from 200 level or above economics course, excluding ECO200 3
Choose one of the following Field Survey in Political Science courses:3
American Politics and Government
Introduction to International Relations 1
Introduction to Comparative Politics
American Political Ideologies
Choose 15 credits from the following Business courses:15
Financial Accounting
Principles of Marketing
Principles of Management
Managerial Finance
Business Law
Choose one course from three of the following four areas9-10
American Politics and Government:
Political Communication
Science, Values, and the Making of Environmental Policy 1
American Political Institutions
American Public Policy
International Relations:
The Cold War 1
American Foreign Relations
The Politics of Globalization: Diplomacy, Trade and Organization 1
The Politics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Political Psychology
Human Rights in International History 1
Comparative Politics:
Political Parties and Elections
Contemporary Democracies
African Politics
Modern Middle East
Political Philosophy:
Modern Political Thought
Classics in Western Political Philosophy
Major53-54
General Education49-50
Electives20-22
Total Credits122-126
1

This course meets a General Education requirement.

B.A. in Business and Political Science 2017-2018: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BUS105 Information Technology and Applications3GES160 Inquiry Seminar3BUS130 or 100M Business Problem Solving or Business Calculus3
POS100 or 202U American Politics and Government3 ECO201 Principles of Economics4
GES130 Christianity Western Culture4 BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4
 13 3 14
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
THE201 Christian Theology3Contemporary Western Life & Thought (L) course 3POS211 The Political Quest3
MAT207M Statistical Analysis3 Business course2 4
Business course2 4 Economics elective (eclusing ECO200) 3
Political Science area choice 3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1  
 14 3 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Business course2 4Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3POS306 Public Administration3
Political Science area choice 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
Second Language (S) course1 4 Political Science area choice 3
World Cultures (U) course or elective 3 Electives 6
 14 3 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
POS499 Senior Seminar4Interim Off Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Business course2 4 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
Science, Technology and Society (K) course 3 Electives 12
Elective 3  
Cross Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3  
 14-17 0 15-18
Total Credits: 122-128
1

 Students must compete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent.

2

 Choose from: BUS210 Financial Accounting, BUS220 Principles of Marketing, BUS230 Principles of Management, BUS344 Managerial Finance, BUS361 Business Law. 

This program assumes a student will use MAT207M to meet the general education Mathematics requirement.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.

B.A. in Business and Political Science 2017-2018: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BUS105 Information Technology and Applications3GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4BUS130 or 100M Business Problem Solving or Business Calculus3
POS100 or 202U American Politics and Government3 ECO201 Principles of Economics4
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3
 13 4 14
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MAT207M Statistical Analysis3Elective 3POS211 The Political Quest3
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Business course2 4
Business course2 4 Economics elective (excluding ECO200) 3
Political Science area choice 3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1  
 15 3 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Business course2 4Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3POS306 Public Administration3
Political Science area choice 3 Political Science area chocie 3
Second Language (S) course1 4 Electives 10
World Cultures (U) course 3  
 14 3 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
POS499 Senior Seminar4Interim Off Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Business course2 3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Electives 10
Science, Technology and Society (K) course 3  
Cross Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3  
 13-16 0 13-16
Total Credits: 122-128
1

 Students must compete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent.

2

 Choose from: BUS210 Financial Accounting, BUS220 Principles of Marketing, BUS230 Principles of Management, BUS344 Managerial Finance, BUS361 Business Law. 

This program assumes a student will use MAT207M to meet the general education Mathematics requirement.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.

Overview

The Ministry Scholars program is Bethel University's 5-year Bachelor's Degree and Master of Arts in Ministry program that reduces cost and time-to-completion by streamlining undergraduate and graduate education. Graduates receive a Bachelor's degree from Bethel University's College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and a Master of Arts in Ministry from Bethel Seminary. This program is well suited for a variety of majors who want to become equipped to lead churches, parachurch organizations, and other ministries. It is also a good fit for ministry-minded students who want to pursue bi-vocational ministry or work outside of professional ministry. Students learn from successful ministry leaders and experts in Biblical and Theological Studies, Spiritual and Personal Formation, and Transformational Leadership. This program offers supplemental training resources, cohort-based activities, and mentorship opportunities to prepare ministry-minded students for effective ministry leadership. Students also gain valuable field experience in local churches and ministry settings.

The objectives of the program are that graduates will demonstrate age-appropriate growth and ultimately ministry leadership preparedness in the following domains:

  1. Spiritual life: Students will grow spiritually, deepening their love for, commitment to, and dependence on God, and develop an instinct to trust in God and to connect intimately with God.
  2. Discernment of call: They will clarify and reaffirm their sense of calling to glorify God, to work in Christ’s church and to serve humanity sacrificially.
  3. Emotional maturity: They will become emotionally mature adults, possessing the ability to sense and manage emotions, to see others’ perspectives, to sympathize and empathize, to follow and lead as appropriate and to foster healthy relationships.
  4. Cultural competence: They will become culturally aware, gaining a perspective that all cultures possess strengths and vulnerabilities, an ability to work across cultural lines and an appreciation that diverse teams are stronger teams.
  5. Bible knowledge: They will gain a clear understanding of the Bible’s content and a deep and abiding passion for the truth of the Gospel.
  6. Spiritual wisdom: They will grow in wisdom, possessing a capacity to apply the Bible so that others are inspired by their teaching and preaching to live out biblical truth and experience human flourishing.
  7. Intellectual virtues: They will develop virtues such as critical thinking, respect for data, intellectual humility, and thirst for learning, combined with the skill to interpret and teach the Bible accurately.
  8. Leadership capacity: They will learn to follow leaders and to lead followers—enlisting people, building teams, leading change and achieving results.
  9. Godly character: They will become virtuous people—individuals who love others, speak truth, live humbly, sacrifice their own interests, live justly, express joy and show compassion.

What is Bethel looking for in a Ministry Scholar?

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA (cumulative college grade point average or unweighted high school GPA if the student has less than one year of college experience), and maintenance of 3.0 minimum GPA throughout the duration of the Ministry Scholars program while enrolled at CAS and Seminary.

  • Able to provide a pastoral or ministry leader reference that speaks to the student’s character and call to ministry.

  • Committed to prioritizing activities and retreats offered for Ministry Scholars, enabling the individual to develop a strong sense of community.

Click here for more information on the Ministry Scholars program at Bethel University