May 24, 2018  
Undergraduate Evening & Online Catalog 2012-2013 
Undergraduate Evening & Online Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Ministry, B.A.

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CMIN Coordinator, Terrield Byrd, Ph.D.
EMIN Coordinator, Karelynne Ayayo, Th.D.

The Bachelor of Arts in Ministry program at Palm Beach Atlantic University Specifically seeks to meet the education and ministry preparation needs of bi-vocational ministers, church leaders, interested adults, and other non-traditional students. Through a focus on biblical, historical, theological, and practical studies, the Bachelor of Arts in Ministry (MIN) program strives to equip men and women with the knowledge, skills, and character needed for effective Christian service in local church, parachurch organizations, and in other ministries to family, work, and community. The MIN program enables local adult learners who have full-time employment or other daytime responsibilities to complete their B.A. degree through evening courses. The corresponding EMIN program provides an entirely online setting for non-traditional students who wish to complete their B.A. degree while at a geographical distance.

Program Structure

The required curriculum for the major is composed of three-credit hour courses offered during eight-week subterms. On-ground courses are taught during evening class sessions, four hours in duration and meeting once a week. Online courses are delivered electronically through eCollege. Attendance at a minimum of two synchronous class sessions is required in each online ministry course. The specific days and hours for these meetings will be scheduled by the instructor during the first week of each course. Online students should pay particular attention to the Online Attendance Policy detailed in Chapter 2. Students enrolled in the B.A. in Ministry program take their General Education core requirements from the Catherine T. MacArthur School of Leadership.

To qualify for graduation, students must earn a minimum of 120 credits, including a minimum of 42 upper-level credits (courses numbered 3000 and above). The curriculum is divided between General Education requirements, Ministry major requirements, and Free Electives.

The Free Elective field is comprised of transfer credits that do not meet specific requirements, Profession Education Credits (PECs), and other elected courses. Professional Education Credits consist of credit awarded to adult students for work and life experience. Students must apply for PEC credits within their first semester of enrollment at PBA.

Courses in the Ministry major directly reflect the learning objectives stated in the mission of the School of Ministry. Theology and Ethics of Ministry is the capstone course for the program in which students formulate the theological basis and practical vision for their particular area of calling or ministry focus. This course should be taken as near as possible to the final term of study at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Major in Ministry

120 Credit Hours

Note: Students who are enrolled in the fully online program (EMIN) should select the corresponding E-courses, for instance EMIN 2003 rather than MIN 2003 .

General Education Requirements - 48 Credit Hours

( The 4 courses must be taken in the first two terms of enrollment)

Humanities - 9 Credit Hours

Social Science - 3 Credit Hours

(Select one)


*All evening and online students are required to take an orientation course, the evening equivalent of the “First Year Experience” course required of day students. Students in the School of Ministry must take MIN 2003  to meet the orientation requirement

**Academic English I & II (GENG 1093  & GENG 1193 ; 3 hours each) will be taken in the first semester based on student’s score on an English language proficiency exam which is taken by all students upon admission to the program.

Course registration for Academic English I and II must originate from the English language proficiency exam, not the student.

Required B.A. in Ministry Core Courses - 33 Credit Hours


*Students may satisfy both the General Education global elective requirement and the required MIN upper-level elective by taking MIN 3503  World Religions.

Free Elective Credits - 39 Credit Hours

Up to 39 credits are possible through PEC. See Academic Policies  for information on PEC credit.

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