Major in Spanish (B.A)
Choose one from intermediate Spanish I courses:3-4
Intermediate Spanish I 2
Intensive Intermediate Spanish I in Guatemala 2
Choose one from intermediate Spanish II courses:3-4
Intermediate Spanish II 1,2
Intensive Intermediate Spanish II in Guatemala 2
Spanish for Health Professionals
Choose one from history courses in Spanish:3-4
Ibero-American History
Ibero-American History in Guatemala
Ibero-American History in Spain
Choose one from culture courses in Spanish:4
Hispanic Cultures 1
Hispanic Cultures: Guatemalan Perspectives 1
Historic Spain and its Cultures 1
Choose one from advanced Spanish language courses:4
Advanced Communication in Spain
Advanced Spanish Communication
Advanced Spanish Communication in Guatemala
Choose one from introductory literature courses in Spanish:3-4
Introduction to Hispanic Literature
Readings from Latin America and Spain
Choose two from literature and current events in Spanish:7-8
Current Issues in Guatemala
Contemporary Literature
Classical Literature
Modern Spain: An Examination of Ethics - Spain
Classical Literature in Spain
Marketing and Management in Spain
Choose one from Spanish elective courses:3
Photography in Spain 1
Electives from Spanish courses at 200-level or above 2
Select from related areas of study:3-4
Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
Introduction to Linguistics
Sociology of Third World Development
Internship in Spanish
SPA499Senior Seminar4
Major37-43
General Education49-50
Electives36-42
Total Credits122-135
1

This course meets a General Education requirement.

2

SPA202UZSPA203, or SPA204 may not be used to fulfill the Spanish elective course requirement.

Additional requirements for a major in Spanish: Students must have a semester-long experience in a Spanish-speaking setting outside the United States. The experience must include living with members of the host culture. The program must be approved by the chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

B.A. in Spanish 2016-2017: Option 1 - CWILT (Fall Abroad)

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
SPA2012 Intermediate Spanish I3Mathematics (M) course 3SPA202UZ Intermediate Spanish II4
GES106  GES110
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 GES130 Christianity Western Culture4
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 PEA100
Elective 3 Nature of Persons (N) course 3
 13 3 11
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
SPA290 Ibero-American History3Elective 3SPA301U Hispanic Cultures4
THE201 Christian Theology3 Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 Electives 9
Laboratory Science (D) course 4  
Elective 3  
 14 3 16
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Semester Abroad1 Science, Technology and Society (K) course 3SPA322 Advanced Spanish Communication4
SPA300 Introduction to Hispanic Literature4 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
SPA316 or 318 Modern Spain: An Examination of Ethics - Spain or Classical Literature in Spain4 Electives 6
Spanish Elective(s) 4 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
Cross Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3  
 12-15 3 13-16
Fourth Year
FallCredits SpringCredits
Spanish choice: SPA313 (odd years) or SPA312 (even years) or elective Contemporary Literature4 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
SPA499 Senior Seminar4 Electives 12
Choose from: LIN300, EDU426, SPA481, or LIN210Z , Methods in Teaching K-12 World Languages and Cultures, Internship in Spanish, or Introduction to Second Language Acquisition3  
Comparative Systems (G) course 3  
 14  15
Total Credits: 117-123
1

All Spanish majors must have a semester-long experience in a Spanish-speaking setting outside the United States. Courses taken during the semester abroad are determined by year of study and student's level.

2

Students with previous experience in Spanish take a placement exam to determine which class is appropriate for their level of language competency. This class indicated by this exam should be taken during their first semester at Bethel.

This program assumes a student will use SPA301U to meet the general education World Cultures requirement. All language course 102 level and higher will meet the Language General Education requirement. 

Double Majors should consult with their adviser for the second major to avoid sequencing problems.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 25 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in Spanish 2016-2017: Option 1 - CWILT (Spring Abroad)

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
SPA2011, 4 Intermediate Spanish I3Mathematics (M) course 3SPA202UZ1 Intermediate Spanish II4
GES106  GES110
GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 GES130 Christianity Western Culture4
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 PEA100
Elective 3 Nature of Persons (N) course 3
 13 3 11
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
SPA290 Ibero-American History3Elective 3SPA301U Hispanic Cultures4
THE201 Christian Theology3 Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 Electives 6
Laboratory Science (D) course 4  
Elective 3  
 14 3 13
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
SPA305 Readings from Latin America and Spain3Science, Technology and Society (K) course 3Semester Abroad (Z-tag earned at this time)2
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 SPA308 Current Issues in Guatemala4
Electives 9 SPA323 Advanced Spanish Communication in Guatemala4
  SCS330G3 Sociology of Third World Development3
  SPA4813 Internship in Spanish4
 15 3 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Spanish choice: SPA313 (odd years) or SPA312 (even years) or Contemporary Literature4Interim Off Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
SPA499 Senior Seminar4 Electives 10
Electives 6 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
 14 0 13-16
Total Credits: 117-120
1

SPA203 and SPA204 Intensive Intermediate Spanish I and II in Guatemala may be taken in lieu of SPA201 and SPA202 during the sophomore or junior year.

2

All Spanish majors must have a semester-long experience in a Spanish-speaking setting outside the United States. Courses taken during the semester abroad are determined by year of study and student's level.

3

 Required in Guatemala term Program only.

4

Students with previous experience in Spanish take a placement exam to determine which class is appropriate for their level of language competency. This class indicated by this exam should be taken during their first semester at Bethel.

This program assumes a student will use SPA301U to meet the general education World Cultures requirement. All language course 102 level and higher will meet the Language General Education requirement. 

Double Majors should consult with their adviser for the second major to avoid sequencing problems.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 25 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in Spanish 2016-2017: Option 2 - Humanities (Fall Abroad)

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
SPA2012 Intermediate Spanish I3GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4SPA202UZ Intermediate Spanish II4
GES106  BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
Nature of Persons (N) course 3 PEA100
Elective 3 Mathematics 3
 13 4 14
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
SPA290 Ibero-American History3Electives 3SPA301U Hispanic Cultures4
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Laboratory Science (D) course 4
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 Electives 6
Electives 6  
 14 3 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Semester Abroad - Spain Term1 4Science, Technology and Society (K) course 3SPA322 Advanced Spanish Communication4
SPA300 Introduction to Hispanic Literature4 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
SPA316 or 318 Modern Spain: An Examination of Ethics - Spain or Classical Literature in Spain4 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
Spanish Electives  Electives 7
Cross Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3  
 12-15 3 14-17
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Spanish choice: SPA313 (odd years) or SPA312 (even years) or elective Contemporary Literature4Interim Off Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
SPA499 Senior Seminar4 Electives 12
Choose from: LIN300, SPA481, or LIN210Z , Internship in Spanish, or Introduction to Second Language Acquisition3  
Contemporary Systems (G) course 3  
 14 0 15
Total Credits: 120-126
1

All Spanish majors must have a semester-long experience in a Spanish-speaking setting outside the United States. Courses taken during the semester abroad are determined by year of study and student's level.

2

Students with previous experience in Spanish take a placement exam to determine which class is appropriate for their level of language competency. This class indicated by this exam should be taken during their first semester at Bethel.

This program assumes a student will use SPA301U to meet the general education World Cultures requirement. All language course 102 level and higher will meet the Language General Education requirement. 

Double Majors should consult with their adviser for the second major to avoid sequencing problems.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 25 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in Spanish 2016-2017: Option 2 - Humanities (Spring Abroad)

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
SPA2011, 4 Intermediate Spanish I3GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4SPA202UZ1 Intermediate Spanish II4
GES106  BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
Nature of Persons (N) course 3 PEA100
Elective 3 Mathematics (M) course 3
 13 4 14
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
SPA290 Ibero-American History3Elective 3SPA301U Hispanic Cultures4
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Electives 8
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1  
Laboratory Science (D) course 4  
Elective 3  
 15 3 12
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
SPA305 Readings from Latin America and Spain3Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3Semester Abroad (Z-tag earned at this time)2
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 SPA308 Current Issues in Guatemala4
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 SPA323 Advanced Spanish Communication in Guatemala4
Electives 6 SCS330G3 Sociology of Third World Development3
  SPA4813 Internship in Spanish4
 15 3 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Spanish choice: SPA313 (odd years) or SPA312 (even years) or Contemporary Literature4Interim Off Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
SPA499 Senior Seminar4 Electives 10
Electives 5 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
 13 0 13-16
Total Credits: 120-123
1

SPA203 and SPA204 Intensive Intermediate Spanish I and II in Guatemala may be taken in lieu of SPA201 and SPA202 during the sophomore or junior year.

2

All Spanish majors must have a semester-long experience in a Spanish-speaking setting outside the United States. Courses taken during the semester abroad are determined by year of study and student's level.

3

 Required in Guatemala term Program only.

4

Students with previous experience in Spanish take a placement exam to determine which class is appropriate for their level of language competency. This class indicated by this exam should be taken during their first semester at Bethel.

This program assumes a student will use SPA301U to meet the general education World Cultures requirement. All language course 102 level and higher will meet the Language General Education requirement. 

Double Majors should consult with their adviser for the second major to avoid sequencing problems.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 25 credits/semester. (Interim credits 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