School of Theology & Christian Ministry

Minors

The School of Theology & Christian Ministry seeks to produce individuals of faith and integrity by integrating learning and Christian faith, so that our graduates serve in a global society. All students are welcomed to complete a minor from the seminary.

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Biblical Studies

Minor

Courses in this minor are drawn from the related areas of theology, Bible, and religion as students explore the biblical sources of Christian religion and its theology, practice, and relation to life and culture.

Christian Ministry

16-hour Minor

This minors strengthens students’ preparation for servanthood in today’s world by connecting theological, biblical, and ministerial knowledge with students’ base of knowledge.

Ethics

15-hour Minor

The ethics minor is designed to provide additional depth and strength in the critical study of moral and ethical deliberations and is particularly focused on continuing moral concerns facing humans, their institutions, and the wider creation. The ethics minor is designed to strengthen the knowledge base of departmental majors but may also complement the interests of students in other majors.

The program consists of fifteen hours of exceptional needs coursework, practicums that increase in duration and intensity, and student teaching in a special education setting.

History of Christianity

15-hour Minor

This minor aims to provide further understanding and appreciation of the nature, role, and diversity of Chrisitan experience throughout history as well as reflection on the role and ability of the church’s past to inform its present and future.

Philosophy

15-hour Minor

Courses in philosophy involve students in relative consideration of the nature of humanity, society, morality, religion, the arts, and the natural world. These courses contribute to the liberal arts education in two basic ways: they help students understand and assess beliefs that are integral to their views of human existence, and they are meant to enable students to acquire philosophical skills and materials that enrich and integrate the study of other disciplines. Essential to the success of each course is an atmosphere of openness to diverse viewpoints and a respect for the high standards of critical thinking.

Religion

15-hour Minor

This minor explores courses such as Introduction to Religion, History of Christianity, and A World of Religions.