Bachelor of Arts in Ministry

General

Program Description

The goal of the Ministry major is to prepare students for preaching and general ministry. Effective preaching of the gospel is the primary mode for the advancement of the kingdom of God. Students complete courses in sermon delivery, preaching from the Old Testament, and preaching from the New Testament. General topics in ministry, such as evangelism and missions, are also covered.

Minimum Degree Requirements (120 Hours)

General Education Core Studies (33 Hours)

  • COM 202 Introduction to Speech Communication
  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 201 Composition II
  • HUM 201 Roman World
  • HUM 302 Modern World
  • HUM 404 Faith and Culture
  • PHI 201 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

One of the following:

  • MTH 201 Elementary Statistics
  • SCI 201 Natural Science

Two semesters of Foreign Language:

  • GRK 201 Greek I
  • GRK 202 Greek II

or

  • HEB 301 Hebrew I
  • HEB 302 Hebrew II

Bible And Theology Core Studies (33 Hours)

  • BIB 105 Hermeneutics
  • BIB 110 Biblical Languages and Tools
  • NTS 101 New Testament Survey I
  • NTS 201 New Testament Survey II
  • OTS 101 Old Testament Survey I
  • OTS 201 Old Testament Survey II
  • THS 101 Spiritual Foundations
  • THS 201 Church History
  • THS 202 Baptist History and Distinctives
  • THS 203 Systematic Theology I
  • THS 301 Systematic Theology II

Ministry Core Studies (9 Hours)

  • EMS 101 Personal Evangelism
  • MIN 201 Introduction to Biblical Exposition

One of the following:

  • EMS 417 International Mission Practicum
  • EMS 426 Domestic Mission Practicum

Applied Core Curriculum

  • AMP 100 Applied Ministry Project (No Credit – Required each semester)

Open Electives (15 Hours)

Ministry Major (30 Hours)

  • EMS 102 Church Evangelism
  • EMS 203 Cross-Cultural Communication
  • EMS 205 History and Theology of Missions
  • EMS 303 Encountering World Religions
  • EMS 404 Topics in Missions and Evangelism
  • MIN 202 Sermon Delivery
  • MIN 205 Christian Leadership
  • MIN 331 Preaching from the Old Testament
  • MIN 333 Preaching from the New Testament
  • MIN 426 Topics in Ministry
Last updated February 2018

About the School

Criswell is a Christian college in Dallas, Texas, offering degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Since its establishment in 1970, the college has played a unique and important role in Bap ... Read More

Criswell is a Christian college in Dallas, Texas, offering degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Since its establishment in 1970, the college has played a unique and important role in Baptist and church life. Thankful for that legacy, we continue to build an institution of higher learning, with a diverse community of Christian, evangelical believers, that is devoted to academic excellence and spiritual vitality. Read less