B.A. in Political Science to M.A. in Ministry, Academic Plans

B.A. in Political Science to M.A. in Ministry 2019-2020: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
GES 130 Christianity Western Culture4GES 160 Inquiry Seminar3BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3 
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 GES 125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 
POS 100 (or Elective) American Politics and Government3 Second Language (S) course1 4 
Mathematics (M) course 3 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 
  Elective 3 
 13 3 15 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
Political Science area choice 3Elective 3POS 211 The Political Quest3 
Political Science elective 3 Political Science area choice or elective 3 
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 THE 201 Christian Theology3 
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 
  Elective 3 
 13 3 12-15 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
Political Science area choice 3Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3Political Science area choice 4 
Political Science elective 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3 
World Cultures (U) course 3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 MIN 200 Foundations of Ministry3 
Elective 4 THE 263 Christian Social Ethics3 
 13-16 3 16 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
POS 499 Senior Seminar4Interim Off Political Science electives 6BT 510 Hermeneutics3
Political Science elective 3 Internship Preparation2 TS 512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 TL 001 Vocational Assessments0 
BIB 260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 MIN 320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
SP 001 Formation Assessments0 THE 311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 
  BIB 265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 
 13 0 15 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 (ML615) - Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 3 13.5 
Total Credits 155-161

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 Political Science 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 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 
GES 145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 GES 244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774 
POS 100 (or Elective) American Politics and Government3 Second Language (S) course1 4 
Mathematics (M) course 3 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 
  Elective 3 
 13 4 15 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
GES 246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4Elective 3POS 211 The Political Quest3 
Political Science area choice 3 Political Science area choice or elective 3 
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 World Cultures (U) course 3 
Political Science elective 3 Elective 3 
 14 3 12 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
Political Science area choice 3Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3Political Science area choice 4 
Political Science elective 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3 
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 
Electives 7 THE 263 Christian Social Ethics3 
  MIN 200 Foundations of Ministry3 
 13-16 3 16 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
POS 499 Senior Seminar4Interim Off Political Science electives 6BT 510 Hermeneutics3
Political Science elective 3 TL 001 Vocational Assessments0TS 512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 Internship Preparation2  
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 MIN 320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
BIB 260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 THE 311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 
SP 001 Formation Assessments0 BIB 265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 
 13-16 0 15 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
GS 001 Graduate Research Seminar0Elective (DE Course) - Concentration Course 1.5OT 516 Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3 
NT 516 New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3Elective (DE Course) - Concentration Course 1.5NT 518 or OT 518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations or Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations3 
TS 513 Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3 GS 780 Senior Integrative Seminar3 
ML 523 Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3 TL 566B Professional Internship B1.5 
TL 566A Professional Internship A1.5 Elective (CP510) - Concentration Course 3 
Elective (MP615) Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 3 13.5 
Total Credits 157-163

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.)

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