Jun 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Religion, Christian Worship Concentration (BA)

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Federal CIP: 38.0201 Religion/Religious Studies

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Learning Outcomes

The learning outcome objectives for those obtaining the BA in Religion are that students will:

Students in our Religion program are being equipped to:

  • Demonstrate Spiritual Maturity
  • Substantiate Biblical Literacy
  • Apply Church History
  • Construct Theological Knowledge
  • Apply Skilled Communication
  • Develop Ministerial Leadership
  • Formulate Contextual Awareness


Graduates from any of the three tracks in our Religion major will have completed all of the educational requirements for ordination in The Wesleyan Church. Minors in our Religion program may obtain the educational requirements to become a Licenced Minister in The Wesleyan Church.

Religion, BA Requirements with a Concentration in Christian Worship

Specified Core Curriculum

Students earning a bachelor’s degree must complete all  requirements. The following specific core curriculum course(s) is required.

Ministry Field Education Requirement

All Religion majors must earn a minimum of three credit-hours of practical ministry education in a church or other ministry context through    (Ministry Internship) or a combination of    and    (Ministry Residency). These practical ministry field education courses may be repeated for credit, with a maximum total of 15 credit hours. 

Christian Worship Concentration Courses

Completion of major courses and concentration courses requires a minimum grade of C-.

Optional Residency Program

Our optional ministry residency program provides an opportunity for Christian ministry majors who are seeking a fully immersive ministry experience while completing their education.  Students who have achieved senior standing may apply for 6-12 hours of residency in a church or other ministry context which may be completed in two semesters (combined with online courses) or one larger credit-hour semester.  Our students have completed this residency locally, in other states, and even in other countries.  Note: Students may not take more than a maximum total of 15 credit hours of practical ministry field education. 

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