The learning outcome objectives for those obtaining the BA in Religion are that students will:
demonstrate spiritual growth and accountability,
demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Bible,
demonstrate knowledge of basic theological concepts,
be able to communicate God’s truth in order to make disciples, and
understand human development (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual) and grow in the ability to minister in ways that are developmentally and contextually appropriate.
Those preparing for ordination or other ministry credentialing in The Wesleyan Church should consult with their academic advisor to make sure they complete all of the academic requirements for those credentials.
Religion BA Requirements with a Concentration in Children’s Ministry
Specified Core Curriculum
Students earning a bachelor’s degree must complete all Core Curriculum requirements. The following specific core curriculum course(s) is required.
In addition to core curriculum (40-44 credit hours) and major course requirements, students must complete elective coursework appropriate to their degree. A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for most bachelor’s degrees, including elective coursework. Students are strongly encouraged to work with their advisor to identify courses that complement their program area.
Ordination Requirements for the Wesleyan Church
Students who are pursuing ordination in the Wesleyan Church and who complete the Children’s Ministry concentration in the Division of Religion will also need to find ways to complete the following courses as electives in order to fulfill the Wesleyan Church’s academic requirement for ordination: