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Undergraduate Day Catalog 2013-2014 
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Ministry: Concentration in Christian Social Ministries, B.A.

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120 Credit Hours

The major in Ministry with a concentration in Christian Social Ministries (CSM) prepares students for work and ministry by providing the knowledge, skills and character needed for beginning generalist practice within various Christian faith-affiliated and secular social service organizations. The CSM concentration equips students to address such issues as poverty, homelessness, personal and family crises, among others through church, parachurch, or secular agencies. Using the Christian worldview and the Generalist Intervention Model students are equipped with the theoretical foundation and skills to serve individuals and families in small groups, communities, and organizations in local, national, and international arenas.

CSM Concentration Objectives

  • Provide students with knowledge and skills to integrate Christian values and biblical principles with professional services
  • Prepare graduates to function effectively in multicultural and multiracial environments
  • Provide students with a broad knowledge-base of theories and policies in order to enter directly into social services effectively with individuals in families, small groups, organizations and communities.
  • Provide students with opportunities for critical thinking and experiential learning suitable for employment in faith-based and secular organizations
  • Equip students with research-based knowledge to understand normative human development and behavior across the lifespan.

General Education Requirements - 43 Credit Hours

Ministry majors must meet the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements  as set out in the General Education Program ,

  • Global Studies Requirement: It is strongly recommended that Ministry majors select CCS 3503 - World Religions  as their Global Studies Elective.
  • Social Science Requirement: It is strongly recommended that Ministry majors take PSY 2133 - General Psychology  as their Social Science Elective.

Required Core Courses for School of Ministry Majors - 27 Credit Hours

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