60 credit hours
The Pre-Seminary major is designed to enable you to do further graduate studies at a seminary of your choice. Additionally, if you choose to pursue graduate studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, one of the top-ranked divinity schools in the nation, you can qualify for advanced standing in the MDiv program!
The Pre-Seminary major usually takes 4 years to complete. You will be required to complete 60 credit hours in the areas of biblical studies, Old Testament, New Testament, elementary Greek, ministry, nonprofit financial management and more!
You can earn a BA and an MDiv at Trinity in only 5 years by enrolling in the Advance BA in Pre-Seminary Studies/MDiv at TEDS.
This major lays a foundation for an effective ministry of biblical understanding in the context of a local church ministry. It is designed to enable you to do further graduate studies at a seminary of your choice. To prepare you for this and to give you a well-rounded education, you’ll take courses in biblical studies, elementary Greek, preaching, ministry, leadership, financial management, business communication and more.
Requirements total 60 hours. This includes 35 hours from the Biblical Studies required courses/cognate areas, 19-22 hours from Christian Ministries and 3-6 hours of additional general education courses.
|PRE-SEMINARY REQUIRED COURSES
|BI 275||Teaching the Bible||3 hours|
|BI 452||Biblical Studies Seminar||3 hours|
|BI 453||Seminar in Discipleship and Justice||3 hours|
|BRS 231||Christian Doctrine||3 hours|
|BRS 330||Christian Evidences||3 hours|
|BRS 338||Theological and Sociological Foundations of Evangelism||3 hours|
|BRS 340X||History of Christianity||3 hours|
|BRS 363X||Survey of Religious Diversity||3 hours|
|GR 121-122||Elementary Greek||8 hours|
|CM 180||Christian Character Development||1 hour|
|CM 201||Survey of Christian Education||3 hours|
|CM 222-223||Integrated Field Experience||4 hours|
|CM 335||Strategies for Discipling Ministries||3 hours|
|CM 342||Relational Skills for Ministry||3 hours|
|CM 381||Introduction to Preaching||3 hours|
|CM 420||Ministry Leadership||2 hours|
|IDS 303||Cross Cultural Contexts||3 hours|
|PH 182||Ethics||3 hours|
|ELECTIVES (6 HOURS)|
|Old Testament – Choose one of the following (3 hours)|
|BI 302||Pentateuch||3 hours|
|BI 304||Old Testament Prophetic Books||3 hours|
|BI 306||Old Testament Poetic Books||3 hours|
|BI 308||Old Testament Historical Books||3 hours|
|BI 334||Old Testament Theology||3 hours|
|BI 350||Topics in the Bible (Old Testament)||3 hours|
|BI 362||Messiah in the Old Testament||3 hours|
New Testament – Choose one of the following (3 hours)
|BI 321||The End Times||3 hours|
|BI 335||Theology of the General Epistles||3 hours|
|BI 362||Theology of the Pauline Epistles||3 hours|
|CM 315||Principles of Family Ministry||3 hours|
|CM 320||Principles of Ministry Programming||3 hours|
|CM 373X||Nonprofit Financial Management||3 hours|
|COM 210X||Business Communication||3 hours|
|PSY 220||Interpersonal Skills Training||3 hours|
|PSY 350X||Social Psychology||3 hours|
|PSY 355||Group Dynamics||3 hours|
|PSY 337||Psychology of Adolescence*||3 hours|
* PSY 140 is a prerequisite of PSY 337
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