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Advisor: Andrew Suderman
Degree:
 Bachelor of Arts
Semester Hours: 36

The major consists of 36 SH of Bible, religion, and theology courses including the core classes listed below, a recommended concentration, and additional courses from the department to reach the minimum of 36 SH. The additional classes may be chosen to reinforce the concentration or to introduce the student to areas outside their concentration. Courses that carry the ABP course heading may not apply toward the 36 SH.

Required Courses (18 SH)

  • *BIST 212 And The Word Became Book-History of the Bible - Details
  • CHST 223 Spiritual Formation, Sacred Pauses - 3  Details
  • HUM 200 Foundations of Humanities - 2  Details
  • HUM 490 Seminar in Humanities - 4  Details
  • THEO 201 Introduction to Theology - Details
  • THEO 323 Biblical Theology of Peace and Justice - Details

Concentrations (9-15 SH)
Students are strongly encouraged to work closely with their advisor to design a concentration in an area of their choosing.  Here are some sample concentrations:

Biblical Studies

  • *BIST 223 Four Portraits of Jesus-Reading the Gospels - Details
  • *BIST 323 Life and Letters of the Apostle Paul - Details
  • *BIST 341 Old Testament Studies - 3  Details
  • *REL 423 Comparative Monotheisms - Details

Church History

  • *CHST 365 Mennonite History and Thought - Details
  • CHST 435 Martyrs, Merchants, Mendicants-1500 Years of the Christian Movement - Details
  • *HIST 231 Medieval Europe - 3  Details
  • *HIST 362 Renaissance and Reformation Europe - Details

Congregational and Youth Ministry

  • CHST 212 Introduction to Youth Ministry - Details
  • CHST 260 Teaching, Ministry, Healthy Sexuality - Details
  • *CHST 334 Almost Christian-Youth Ministry in Congregations - Details
  • *CHST 372 Church Leadership for Transformation - Details
  • CHST 451 Church Work Practicum - 3  Details

Missiology

  • *CHST 234 Mission in a Changing World - Details
  • CHST 312 Missiology - 3  Details
  • CHST 462 Mission Practicum - 3  Details
  • REL 223 World Religions - 3  Details
  • *REL 423 Comparative Monotheisms - Details

Peace Studies

  • *ENGL 344 Ways of War and Peace - Details
  • *PXD 335 Understanding Violent Conflict - Details
  • *THEO 412 Liberation Theologies - 3  Details

Philosophy

  • PHIL 201 Introduction to Philosophy - 3  Details
  • *PHIL 212 Ways of Knowing - 3  Details
  • *PHIL 334 Moral Philosophy - Details
  • *PHIL 412 Philosophy of Religion - 3  Details

Religious Studies

  • *REL 201 Introduction to Religious Studies - Details
  • REL 223 World Religions - 3  Details
  • *REL 423 Comparative Monotheisms - Details

Theology

  • *THEO 312 Topics in Christian Theology - 3  Details
  • *THEO 412 Liberation Theologies - 3  Details
  • *PHIL 412 Philosophy of Religion -Details

* indicates the course is offered in alternate years

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