Minors

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Minor—Archaeology

(18 Hours)

Required Courses

  • RELB 245 Old Testament Studies I
    RELB 246 Old Testament Studies II

                        OR

  • RELB 435 New Testament Studies I
    RELB 436 New Testament Studies II
  • RELB 237 Archaeology and the OT 
  • RELB 247 Archaeology and the NT
  • RELB 455 Archaeological Fieldwork 
  • RELB 497 Archaeological Method & Theory 

Minor—Biblical Languages

(20 Hours) 

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Required Courses

  • RELL 181, 182 Biblical Hebrew I, II
  • RELL 191, 192 New Testament Greek I, II
  • RELL 221 Intro to Biblical Exegesis
  • RELL 330 Intermediate Hebrew
  • RELL 331 Intermediate Greek

Minor—Evangelism

(18 Hours)

Required Courses


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Minor—Missions

(18 Hours)

Required Courses

  • NOND 099 - Student Missions Orientation (Non-Credit)*
  • NOND 226 - Christian Service (SERV-2) 0-3 hours (1 hour required)**
  • RELB 125 Life and Teachings of Jesus
  • RELP 240 World Missions
  • RELP 361 Personal Evangelism I
  • RELT 255 Christian Beliefs
  • RELT 458 World Religions (writing class)
  • SOCI 150 Cultural Anthropology OR SOCI 230 Multicultural Relations

*These courses require admission to the student missions program and successful completion of one academic year of student mission experience. 

**The candidate for this minor must complete this requirement by conducting an evangelistic series outside North America under the supervision of the Evangelistic Resource Center.

Minor—Practical Theology

(19 Hours)* 

studentRequired Courses

  • RELP 270 Interpersonal Ministry
  • RELP 321 Intro to Biblical Preaching
  • RELP 322 Intermediate Biblical Preaching
  • RELP 361, 362 Personal Evangelism I, II (R-4) (SERV-2) 2 hours
  • RELP 450, 452 Church Ministry I, II
  • NOND 226 Christian Service (SERV-2) 0-3 hours (3 hours required)
  •      or RELP 391 Practicum (SERV-2) 1-3 hours (3 hours required)
  •      or RELP 466 Public Evangelism

*Non-theology majors must obtain permission from the School of Religion.
Prerequisites apply to RELP 321.

Minor—Religion

(18 Hours)

Those seeking state certification and/or denominational endorsement for teaching in other areas could, with careful selection, also acquire a minor in religion.

All who wish to obtain teacher certification in Religion must have a Religion minor plus EDUC 342 Curriculum and Content Methods - Secondary (2 hour).

Required Courses

  • RELB 125 Life & Teachings of Jesus
  • RELT 138 Adventist Heritage
  • Two Religion electives (RELB, RELT, or RELP)
  • Two upper division RELB or RELT Courses

No more than one of the following courses may be chosen to apply toward the minor: RELT 317, 424.

Minor—Youth Ministry

(21 Hours) 

Required Courses

  • RELP 251 Intro to Youth Ministry
  • RELP 252 Intermediate Youth Ministry*
  • RELT 255 Christian Beliefs
  • RELB 245 Old Testament Studies I OR RELB 246* Old Testament Studies II*
  • RELB 435 New Testament Studies I OR RELB 436 New Testament Studies II
  • EDOE 301 Outdoor Ministries OR OLAC 136 Survey of Outdoor Adventures
  • PSYC 422 Issues in Adolescence*


*Academic requirements apply. 

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