Religion B.A. with a Concentration in Ministry and Leadership

NOTE: The 2020-2021 Academic Year will be the final year that academic degree listed as "Bachelor of Arts in Religion" will be offered and listed on diplomas and transcripts.  Effective the 2021-2022 Academic Year, diplomas issued for the Department of Theology will state "Bachelor of Arts in Theology"; transcripts will also reflect this change in the academic degree name. This is a degree name change only and will not impact academic course numbers or academic program requirements. Questions, contact the Office of the Registrar.


General Education Core Requirements49
Major Core Requirements51
Electives24
Total Units124

Theology Major Core Requirements

Ministry and Leadership Concentration Requirements

Disclaimer: This sample Multi-Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. Vanguard University requires that students complete a minimum of 120 units of required course work as outlined on the Requirements tab in order to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the Department of Theology or School for Professional Studies.


Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
CORE-110 Vanguard Foundations of College Writing I 3
ENGL-115 Foundations for College Writing II 3
ENGL-220 Researched Writing 3
SOCS-PLPSCRPS Social Science Core Requirement 3
 Units12
Year 4 Term 1
MILD-369 Rsrch Meth/Study/Chrstn Org 3
MILD-463 Theo Themes-The New Testament 3
MILD-440 Pastoral Care & Counseling 3
 Units9
Year 4 Term 2
MILD-466 Ministry of the Spirit/Church 3
MILD-468 I Cor: Church in Urban Settings 3
MILD-310 Introduction to Intercultural Studies 3
 Units9
Year 4 Term 3
MILD-410 Current Issues in Missions Studies 3
MILD-473 Change Theory & Strategic Planning in a Christian Organization 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
 Units9
Year 1 Term 2
NT-101 New Testament Survey 3
ENGL-230 Literary Perspectives 3
SOCS-PLPSCRPS Social Science Core Requirement 3
 Units9
2020Year 1 Term 3
MATH-PLMASCIPS Math/Science Core Requirement 3
SOCS-PLPSCRPS Social Science Core Requirement 3
OT-201 Old Testament Survey 3
 Units9
Year 2 Term 1
SOCS-PLPSCRPS Social Science Core Requirement 3
MATH-PLMASCIPS Math/Science Core Requirement 3
THEO-103 Introduction to Theology 3
 Units9
Year 2 Term 2
HUMA-PLPSCRPS Humanities Core Req 3
SOCS-PLPSCRPS Social Science Core Requirement 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
 Units9
Year 2 Term 3
MATH-PLMASCIPS Math/Science Core Requirement 3
HUMA-PLPSCRPS Humanities Core Req 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
 Units9
Year 3 Term 1
MILD-365 Theo/Church Mission/Ministry 3
MILD-364 Crit.Thinking & Writ. for Min. 3
MILD-305 Church History 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
 Units12
Year 3 Term 2
MILD-367 Rsh/Meths/Study/Preach/Scriptr 3
MILD-464 Ministry-Preaching & Teaching 3
MILD-368 Leadrshp-Christian Organizatn 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
 Units12
Year 3 Term 3
MILD-462 Management-Christian Organztns 3
MILD-460 Foundations-Christian Ethics 3
MILD-461 Theological Thms-Old Testament 3
 Units9
 Total Units117