B.A. in Communication Studies (Relational Studies) to M.A. in Ministry, Academic Plans

B.A. in Communication Studies (Relational Studies Emphasis) to M.A. in Ministry 2019-2020: Option 1- CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3Mathematics (M) course 3GES 130 Christianity Western Culture4 
GES 125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 GES 160 Inquiry Seminar3 
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Second Language (S) course1 4 
Elective 3 Elective 3 
 13 3 14 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM 210 Perspectives on Human Communication3World Cultures (U) course 3COM 220 Group Communication4 
COM 213 Media Communication3 THE 201 Christian Theology3 
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 Laboratory Science (D) course 4 
BIB 260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 Elective 3 
MIN 200 Foundations of Ministry3   
 16 3 14-17 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM 363 Methods of Communication Research4Communication Analysis Course choice 3-4COM 400 Family Communication4 
COM 370 Interpersonal Communication4 COM 481 Internship in Communication3-4 
Relational Topics choice2 3-4 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Elective 3 
 14-15 3-4 13-14 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Oral Communication Course choice 3Interim Off COM 497 Capstone: Relational Studies4BT 510 Hermeneutics3
Relational Topics Course choice2 3 Relational Topics choice 2 3-4TS 512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 Internship Preparation3 0 
SP 001 Formation Assessments0 BIB 265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 
THE 311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 MIN 320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
THE 263 Christian Social Ethics3 TL 001 Vocational Assessments0 
 18 0 13-17 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 New 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 160-170

If you plan on doing Europe Term, talk to your advisor immediately 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.)

The scheduling of Seminary courses may vary. Please use this academic plan for illustrative purposes only. 

B.A. in Communication Studies (Relational Studies Emphasis) to M.A. in Ministry 2019-2020: 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 Mathematics (M) course 3 
GES 145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 Second Language (S) course1 4 
Elective 3 Elective 3 
 13 4 14 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM 210 Perspectives on Human Communication3World Cultures (U) course 3COM 220 Group Communication4 
COM 213 Media Communication3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 
GES 246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Laboratory Science (D) course 4 
BIB 260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 
MIN 200 Foundations of Ministry3 BIB 265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 
 16 3 12-15 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM 363 Methods of Communication Research4Communication Analysis Course choice 3COM 400 Family Communication4 
COM 370 Interpersonal Communication4 COM 481 Internship in Communication3-4 
Relational Topics choice2 3-4 Oral Communication Course choice 4 
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 
  Elective 3 
 14-15 3 17-18 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Relational Topics Course choice2 3Interim Off COM 497 Capstone: Relational Studies4BT 510 Hermeneutics3
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Relational Topics choice 2 3-4TS 512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 
SP 001 Formation Assessments0 Elective 3 
MIN 320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 THE 311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 
THE 263 Christian Social Ethics3 TL 001 Vocational Assessments0 
 15 0 13-17 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 (ML516) Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 3 13.5 
Total Credits 160-169

If you plan on doing Europe Term, talk to your advisor immediately 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.)

The scheduling of Seminary courses may vary. Please use this academic plan for illustrative purposes only. 

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