Missiology, Bachelor of Arts

REQUIRED Major HOURS 41
REQUIRED MINOR HOURS NONE
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 41
PRESCRIBED COURSES ATTAINABLE IN GEN ED: RELI 245

The major in Missiology provides an opportunity to explore the field of Christian Mission. The biblical, historical and practical foundation for Missiology will enable students to discover how they might interact effectively with people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  1. Skills in critical thinking, and written and oral communication;
  2. Basic knowledge in at least three of four core areas in the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy: Philosophy, Theology, Christian History, and Spiritual Formation;
  3. An understanding and ability to utilize the biblical foundation and praxis of Christian mission;
  4. An understanding and ability to utilize the history, heritage, and theology of Christian mission;
  5. An understanding and ability to utilize contemporary world religions, political situations and worldviews with which the Christian mission enterprise must relate;
  6. An understanding of the current demographic shifts and their implications on the rapid growth of Christianity in the Global South;
  7. An understanding of the variety of Contemporary Religious Movements in the USA and abroad; and
  8. An ability to do critical research in Christian mission and to give clear, substantive oral and written reports on such research.

Program Requirements

Required Major Hours

RELI 201Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies

2

Departmental Core Requirements (Choose three)

PHIL 200Introduction to Philosophy

3

RELI 271Spiritual Formation

3

RELI 321Introduction to Christian History

3

RELI 333Christian Theology

3

Missiology (Choose four)

RELI 243Growth and Revival in the Christian Church

3

RELI 326Introduction to Missiology

3

RELI 328Global Christianity

3

RELI 329Cross-Cultural Missiology

3

RELI 378Contemporary Religious Movements

3

World Religions (Choose one)

RELI 347Religions of India

3

RELI 348Religions of China and Japan

3

RELI 349Introduction to Judaism

3

RELI 350Introduction to Islam

3

Biblical Studies / Discipleship Studies (Choose one)

RELI 302The Sacred Writings

3

RELI 303Old Testament Prophets

3

RELI 306Old Testament Theology

3

RELI 307Studies in the Pentateuch

3

RELI 311Synoptic Gospels

3

RELI 312Life and Letters of Paul

3

RELI 314New Testament Theology

3

RELI 316The Writings of John

3

RELI 317The General Epistles and Hebrews

3

RELI 370History and Philosophy of Religious Education

3

RELI 373Church Leadership

3

RELI 374Preschool and Children Discipleship

3

RELI 375Youth Discipleship

3

RELI 377Adult Discipleship

3

Practicum / Internship (Choose one)

RELI 358Practicum

3

RELI 397Internship

3

Senior Seminar

RELI 490Senior Seminar

3

Departmental Electives

Choose two courses from the upper-level departmental options

6

Total Credit Hours: 41

NOTE: Senior Seminar should be taken in one of the student’s final two semesters.

Additional Requirements for Transfer Majors

All students transferring under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement must complete a world language through the Intermediate I level (201), as well as RELI 245 if the major prescribes it to be taken as part of the General Education curriculum. This requirement will be waived for students who transfer in credit for RELI 346.