Minors

The minor in Bible and Religion is designed for persons of any major who seek the enrichment of biblical, theological, religious, and philosophical studies in the integration of their profession with faith. Students will take 18 SH from courses listed under the Bible and religion department (not to include Anabaptist Biblical Perspectives (ABP) courses). At least 12 semester hours of the courses for this minor must be 300-or 400-level courses. See the Bible and Religion Department section of the current undergraduate catalog (pdf)

The philosophy minor is of interest to students who wish to pursue disciplined reflection about any subject area or career interest. It provides opportunities for critical thinking and building a solid intellectual foundation for faith and life. This minor offers a valuable credential for students interested in pursuing law or any other post-graduate degree. See the Bible and Religion Department section of the current undergraduate catalog (pdf)

The minor in Religious and intercultural studies consists of 18 SH which will complement other Bible and religion majors or students interested in intercultural ministry in fields such as business, education, nursing, peacebuilding and development, or social work. It offers two tracks: Religion, which focuses on deepening understanding of religion and how Christian witness is carried out in a variety of religious settings, and Theology, which strengthens understanding of the biblical and theological foundations for Christian witness. Both tracks emphasize Anabaptist understandings of peace as central to intercultural ministry. See the Bible and Religion Department section of the current undergraduate catalog (pdf)

The minor in youth ministry is designed for persons who choose a major outside the Bible and religion department but who anticipate working with youth-related ministries in congregations or church agencies. See the Bible and Religion Department section of the current undergraduate catalog (pdf)

This program allows the student to combine the EMU Core with a 30 SH concentration in biblical and church studies. Students complete elective credits as needed to reach the total of 64 SH required for the A.A. degree. See Bible and Religion Department section of the current undergraduate catalog (pdf)

*Indicates courses offered in alternate years.

Bible & Religion department 2010-11 undergraduate catalog (pdf)