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Church Leadership Major (B.A. degree) Requirements (50-55 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).
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 include Church Administration, Music Ministry, Youth Ministry, Christian Education and are located under "Church Leadership Concentrations and Minors."

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