Academics

Concentrations and Minors

Church Leadership Major (B.A. degree) Requirements (50-55 hours) with Concentrations (16-21 hours)

The call to servant leadership in the church can take many forms and involve many skills; therefore, Newberry College has developed a flexible degree designed to help students tailor their skills to match their call. Students who wish to blend academic preparation with practical leadership experiences may complete the B.A. in Church Leadership. This course of study will provide students with broad exposure to the range of disciplines in the field of religion and develop a basic skill set suitable for a specific area of Church Ministry/Leadership. Requirements include a total of 50-55 hours: 12 hours to complete The Religion and Ethics Core Requirements; 6 hours of a foreign language; a minimum of 16 additional hours for a total of 28 hours from the Department (Courses listed below must be included in the 28 hours) and the courses listed under one of the four Church Leadership concentrations. In addition, all Church Leadership Majors and Minors are required to sign up for HUM 100 each semester they are in residence (1 hour per semester – these hours do not count toward the 50-55 hours of the degree – petitions to waive this requirement may be submitted each semester to the Department Chair).

 

 

Requirements include a total of 50-55 hours: 12 hours to complete The Religion and Ethics Core Requirements; 6 hours of a foreign language; a minimum of 16 additional hours for a total of 28 hours from the Department (Courses listed below must be included in the 28 hours) and the courses listed under one of the four Church Leadership concentrations. In addition, all Church Leadership Majors and Minors are required to sign up for HUM 100 each semester they are in residence (1 hour per semester – these hours do not count toward the 50-55 hours of the degree – petitions to waive this requirement may be submitted each semester to the Department Chair).

 

REL 203 From the Apostles to the Reformers (100-1550) - 3 hours

REL 220.Religions of the World - 3 hours

REL 301.Jesus: His Religion & Teachings - 3 hours

REL 350. Systematic Theology or PHI 311 Philosophy of Religion - 3 hours

Either REL 250 Christian Vocation and Church Leadership (1), or COL 300 Learning Leadership (1),

or HUM 300 Profiles in Leadership (2) - 1-2 hours

REL 495. Christian Vocation Internship - 3 hours
Religion and Philosophy Total:  28-29 hours

Concentration:  16-21 hours

Concentrations:

Church Leadership Major with Church Administration Concentration (18 hours)

ACC 210. Principles of Financial Accounting - 3 hours

ECO 210. Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 hours

Either COM 121. Intro. To Media Writing or ART 320 Web Design -3 hours

Either BUA 260. Principles of Management and BUA 462. Organizational Behavior or PSY 120. General Psychology and PSY/SOC 236 Social Psychology - 6 hours

3 Hours of Approved Business Administration or Psychology - 3 hours

 

Church Leadership Major with Music Ministry Concentration (21 hours)

MUA 101. Elementary Piano Class - 2 hours

MUS 100. Repertory Seminar, 4 semesters - 0 hours

MUS 151. Music Literature - 3 hours

MUS 343. Hymnody and Liturgy - 3 hours

MUS 377. Choral Conducting - 2 hours

MUS 483. Practice of Church Music - 3 hours

Applied Music: Organ or Voice (6 hours), Piano (2 hours) - 8 hours

 

Church Leadership Major with Youth Ministry Concentration (16 hours)

PSY 120. General Psychology - 3 hours

PSY 230. Developmental Psychology - 3 hours

PHE 117. First Aid - 1 hour

PHE 211. Community & Church Recreation - 3 hours

REL 340. Youth Ministry - 3 hours

Approved Art, Music, or Theatre - 3 hours

 

Church Leadership Major with Christian Education Concentration (16 hours)

PSY 120. General Psychology - 3 hours

PSY 230. Developmental Psychology - 3 hours

PHE 117. First Aid - 1 hour

PHE 211. Community & Church Recreation - 3 hours

REL 330. Christian Education - 3 hours

Approved Art, Music, or Theater - 3 hours

 

Concentrations and Minors