2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Pre-Ministerial


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Program Coordinator/Contact

A. James Murphy, Associate Professor of Religion and Pre-Ministerial Coordinator
School of American and Global Studies
West Hall 118, Box 510
605-688-4311

Pre-Professional Interest Area Information

Almost all theological seminaries require some undergraduate education; most require a college degree. The best preparation for ministerial study is a thorough and broad exposure to culture - ancient and modern - literature and language, the arts and the history of ideas. Students also need to develop solid analytic abilities, facility in developing logically rigorous and sound arguments, and skills in written and oral expression. To do so, they may choose majors in the humanities or social sciences, focusing electives in religion and philosophy or select an Interdisciplinary Studies (B.A./B.S.)  with cores in religion and philosophy. Consult the pre-ministerial and major advisor to create an individualized plan of study based on the entry requirements of the ministerial program of choice.

Suggested Majors

Suggested Coursework


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