Religion BA

As a professional major, the Religion Major will be supplemented by one of six required professional minors: Pastoral Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Intercultural Studies, Compassionate Ministry, or Worship Ministry.

Requirements

General Education — 39 hours

See the General Education Curriculum Section for the complete list of courses.

Variations for General Education for Religion and Religious Studies Majors

PHL 2010 and REL 3000 will be waived in lieu of two upper division philosophy courses and THE 4140 and THE 4150 which are part of the core curriculum.

  • Greek or Hebrew is required for Intercultural Literacy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies majors are required to take either (1) two semesters of Hebrew (I and II) OR (2) two semesters of Greek (I and II) OR one semester of Hebrew and one semester of Greek (Hebrew I and Greek I).
  • Two courses in church history meet the Institutional Requirement.
  • For Behavioral Choice: PSY 2010 is required for professional minors in Pastoral, Youth, Worship Ministry and Children’s Ministry; SOC 2010 for professional minors in Compassionate Ministry.
  • Religion and Religious Studies majors will take REL 4100 designated for Religion and Religious Studies majors only instead of REL 4000.

Major — 50 hours

Upper Division Bible (inc. BIB 2990, one OT course and one NT course)

12

THE 4210Christian Theology of World Religions

2

PHL 3210Philosophy for Theology I

3

PHL 3220Philosophy for Theology II

3

CHI Church History (inc. CHI 3040 and CHI 3060)

9

THE 4270Old Testament Theology

3

THE 4280New Testament Theology

3

THE 4140Systematic Theology I

3

THE 4150Systematic Theology II

2

THE 4090Theology of Holiness

3

Biblical Language

6

Church History: Students not seeking ordination in the Church of the Nazarene may substitute CHI 3130 History and Polity of American Denominations for CHI 3060.

Religion BA Professional Minors

Pastoral Ministry Professional Minor — 19 hours

PRA 1010Perspectives in Christian Ministry

1

PRA 3115Preaching and the Worship of the Church

2

PRA 3010The Mission of the People of God

3

CED 3080The Educational Ministry of the Church

3

PRA 3105Principles of Preaching

2

PRA 3310Pastoral Care and Counseling

2

PRA 3320Pastoral Administration and Leadership

2

PRA 4110Pastoral Theology and Practice I

2

PRA 4120Pastoral Theology and Practice II

2

Children’s Ministry Professional Minor — 20 hours

PRA 1010Perspectives in Christian Ministry

1

PRA 3010The Mission of the People of God

3

CED 3300Childhood, Adolescence, and Spiritual Development

2

CHM 3010Counseling and Caring for Children and their Families

2

CHM 3020Children, Contemporary Culture and the Gospel

2

CHM 4010Engaging Children in the Story of God

2

CHM 4050Issues in Children's Ministry

2

CHM 4025Curriculum Development and Teaching Children in Children's Ministry

2

CHM 4030Administration and Program Development in Children's Ministry

2

CHM 3150Field Education in Children's Ministry

1-3

Youth Ministry Professional Minor — 20 hours

PRA 1010Perspectives in Christian Ministry

1

PRA 3010The Mission of the People of God

3

CED 3300Childhood, Adolescence, and Spiritual Development

2

YMN 3010Counseling and Caring for Teenagers and their Families

2

YMN 3020Youth Culture and the Gospel

2

YMN 4010Engaging Teenagers in the Story of God

2

YMN 4040Spiritual Disciplines and Youth

2

YMN 4020Curriculum Development and Teaching Teenagers in Youth Ministry

2

YMN 4030Administration and Program Development in Youth Ministry

2

YMN 3160Field Education in Youth Ministry

1-3

Intercultural Studies Professional Minor — 19-21 hours

PRA 1010Perspectives in Christian Ministry

1

PRA 3010The Mission of the People of God

3

ICS 3200Strategies of Cultural Immersion

3

ICS 3100History and Ideology of Intercultural Witness

3

ICS 4000Field Education in Intercultural Studies

1-3

ICS 4400Anthropology and Ethnographic Research

3

Choose two of the following — 4-6 hours
ICS 3070Ministry of Compassion

3

CED 3200Church and Community

3

ICS 4240Seminar in Intercultural Studies

1-3

ICS 4300Intercultural Administration and Leadership Development

2

ECO 3300International Economic Development

3

THE 4210Christian Theology of World Religions

2

Compassionate Ministry Professional Minor — 20-21 hours

PRA 1010Perspectives in Christian Ministry

1

PRA 3010The Mission of the People of God

3

ICS 3070Ministry of Compassion

3

CED 3080The Educational Ministry of the Church

3

CED 3170Field Education in Compassionate Ministry

1-3

SWK 1200Introduction to Social Work

3

SWK 2250Introduction to Community Practice

3

 

PRA 3310Pastoral Care and Counseling

2

or

SWK 2200Working with Individuals

3

Worship Ministry Professional Minor — 29 hours

PRA 1010Perspectives in Christian Ministry

1

PRA 3010The Mission of the People of God

3

PRA 3205Foundations of Christian Worship

3

PRA 3310Pastoral Care and Counseling

2

CED 3080The Educational Ministry of the Church

3

CED 3180Field Education in Worship Ministry

1-3

MUS 1000Music Fundamentals

3

MUS 3100Elementary Conducting

2

MUS 4150The Church Music Minister

2

MUS 3500Hymnology

2

MUS 2520Choral Literature and Pedagogy

2

MCM 1600Class Piano I

1

MUS 1820Choral Union

0-1

MUS 2720Private Voice Lower Division - First Semester Voice Study

1-2

General Electives — 2-12 hours

Total Credit Hours: 120-123