A degree in urban ministry prepares graduates to participate in God’s work of new creation within urban contexts, which are alternately places of energy, vibrancy, cultural expression, neglect, fragmentation, and exploitation. The unique opportunities and challenges of urban ministry life require particular training that is at once theological, sociological, and social entrepreneurial. Outcomes for graduates with this degree include ministry in urban congregations, working in para-church organizations, participation in intentional, incarnational communities, or community organizing.

Requirements for the BS in Urban Ministry
General Education Core*49
Christian Ministry Major64
2000 or 3000 Level Biblical Text Course3
BIB textual courses, including both Old and New Testament courses (3 hours may be 2000; 3 hours must be 4000 level)12
BIB 3323 Urban Ministry in the New Testament3
BIB 4213 Luke and Acts3
BIB 4394 Contemporary Issues in Hermeneutics4
MGT 3723 Non Profit Management3
MIN 1333 The Ministry Life3
MIN 2613 The Congregation3
MIN 3523 Practical Issues in Ministry3
MIN 4873 Internship3
THL 2013 Spiritual Formation3
THL 3793 History and Theology of the Christian Tradition I3
THL 4003 History and Theology of the Christian Tradition II3
SEN 2013 Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship3
PSY 3413 Substance Abuse and Addictive Behaviors3
SWK 2013 Introduction to Social Work3
SWK 4403 Social Work Practice I3
SWK 4413 Social Work Practice II3

*In the Christian Values unit of General Education Urban Ministry Majors
must take REL 1003, REL 1013, BIB 2333, and PHI 2013 ir 2933.
PSY 2013 is required in the Human Institutions and Behavior section.