Christian Thought Major (M)

The world needs leaders who have thought about the Christian faith and how best to share the Gospel with people living in an age of distraction. Christian thought is devoted to the study of the history of Christianity, Christian doctrine, Christian philosophy, apologetics, and ethics. The major and minor provide the opportunity to study the structure of Christian belief and practice. Students are equipped in mind and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and world. These programs are suitable for anyone with an interest in theology and philosophy and a sincere desire to carry out the Great Commission.

Core Requirements 145
Major Requirements33
Electives48
Minor: Required (minimum 18 credits)
Total Hours126

Major Requirements

Required Core Courses
Old Testament
Biblical Theology
REL XXX Theology Elective 1
Required Courses
HIST 208History of Christianity3
HIST 475The Reformations3
PHIL 334Christ and Culture3
PHIL 325Christian Apologetic I3
REL 203New Testament3
REL 310Religion in America Today3
REL 376Christian Ethics3
Research Methods Class
HIST 385Historical Methods3
or REL 490 Senior Seminar I
Senior Thesis Class
HIST 490History Seminar3
or REL 491 Senior Seminar II
Major Electives
Select a concentration of any 2 classes (300-level or 400-level) in one of the 3 relevant areas (history, theology, or philosophy)6
Total Hours33