The B.A.S. in Ministry Leadership provides an opportunity for students to gain practical skills for ministry in the local church. Course content is comprised of basic courses in ministry formation coupled with leadership courses which complement a wide variety of ministry opportunities. Students will make practical applications for ministry and leadership as a part of the coursework. The Bachelor of Applied Science degree program is designed for working adults, adults who wish to return to school, and other non-traditional students. The degree provides a mechanism to recognize college level learning from prior work experience, individual and other types of study, prior academic experience, and transfer credit in fields which are not offered at ETBU.
1. Students must be a minimum of twenty-four (24) years of age before matriculation to the University.
2. Meet with an assigned advisor to develop an academic plan.
General Education Requirements - 34 hours
English 1301, 1302, and three hours sophomore literature - 9 hours
Christian Ministry 1320 and 1330 - 6 hours
History - 3 hours
Political Science 2305 - 3 hours
Social Science (CJUS, ECON, GEOG, POSC, PSYC, SOCI) - 3 hours
Science (must be lab science) - 4 hours
Mathematics - 3 hours
Communication 1311, 1315, or 1318 - 3 hours
Major Area of Study (see below)
Electives (to total 120 hours)
Total: Minimum one hundred twenty (120) semester hours
Ministry Leadership Major Requirements
Completion of thirty-three (33) semester hours:
CHRM 2304 Calling and Ministry Formations
CHRM 2352 Introduction to Christian Doctrine
CHRM 3333 Acts and the Pauline Epistles
CHRM 3340 Pastoral Ministry
CHRM 3342 Intro to Evangelism
CHRM 3352 Christian Ethics
CHRM 4301 Biblical Interpretation
CHRM 4306 Church Leadership and Administration
LEAD 4353 Organizational Leadership
LEAD 3301 Leadership Foundations
LEAD 4303 Christian Servant Leadership
Completion of twelve (12) semester hours of advanced electives.
39 total advanced hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0
33 advanced hours must be completed at East Texas Baptist University
Note: Students selecting the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) Major in Ministry Leadership do not have a minor. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Portfolio credit is optional on the BAS. Portfolio credit can be used to satisfy degree requirements. If the Portfolio option is selected, the student must enroll in GSTU 3301 as part of the preparation of this portfolio.