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A.S. in Christian Ministries

“The focus of this program is to develop entry-level ministers for local churches and parachurch organizations.”

- Paul Garverick

 

Overview

ONLINE OR ONSITE

Indiana Wesleyan University’s Associate of Science with a major in Christian Ministries degree program is offered in online format and may also be offered onsite at locations in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. The program gives students an understanding of a Christian worldview and biblical morality from a Wesleyan-Arminian perspective. Graduates will be prepared to undertake entry-level ministry positions in Christian churches and para-church organizations, or to proceed on to bachelor-level work in Ministry or Biblical Studies. The program meets many academic and practicum requirements for licensing and/or ordination in many denominations. Within The Wesleyan Church, the degree fulfills four of six academic requirements for district licensure and over half of the academic requirements for ordination.

RELEVANT AND CONVENIENT

  • Prepares students to partner with God to change His world
  • Faculty are experienced ministry professionals with solid academic qualifications
  • Cohort groups provide mutual support
  • Classes meet one night per week or online
  • One-time registration, no more waiting in line

LIBERAL ARTS

Liberal Arts courses are offered through Indiana Wesleyan University and are available at many sites throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and online.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees*

Status Credit Hours Tuition
Non-Pastor 60 Total $289 / credit hour
Pastor1 60 Total $209 / credit hour
Wesleyan Pastor2 60 Total $154 / credit hour

* Effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.
1 A "pastor" must hold an official pastoral title from their church or para-church organization. They shall be directly accountable to either a local administrative board, District Superintendent, Bishop, or Pastor.
2 A "Wesleyan pastor" is an individual who is under appointment through The Wesleyan Church.

The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, eBooks and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. Course textbooks will be shipped to you before each course begins. The cost of books increases for shipments outside of the 48 contiguous United States.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, materials, and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email NonResAid@indwes.edu.

 

Courses

Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information, feel free to contact us.

Preview Your Classes

GEN-111,BIL-101,ENG-140,BIL-102,EAR-130,ENG-141,HST-160,REL-232,BIL-202,BIL-235,COM-115,REL-280,PSY-150,MIN-268,PHL-283,MAT-118,REL-236,CED-256,REL-277,REL-265

Requirements

Below are the lists of requirements for the AS in Christian Ministries program. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

  1. Proof of high school graduation or GED certificate.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Successful completion of the 60 credit hour core program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  2. Completion of MAT 109, ENG 140 and ENG 141 with a minimum grade of “C” in each course.
  3. Payment of all tuition and fees.

Application Procedures

To be considered for admission to the Associate of Science with a major in Christian Ministries degree program, complete each of the following steps. For more information, call 866-498-4968 to speak with a Program Representative.

  1. Application

    Apply online at www.indwes.edu.

  2. Transcripts

    High School
    Applicants who have fewer than 30 credit hours of college coursework or applicants who are applying to the certificate program are required to submit a copy of a standard high school diploma or transcript or GED scores for admission.

    College
    Applicants who have more than 30 credit hours of college coursework are required to submit an official transcript from each undergraduate regionally accredited institution attended. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts sent in directly to IWU by the registrar of the attended institution(s). Official transcripts must exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar. Transcripts that are stamped “student copy,” “issued to student,” or “unofficial” cannot be accepted as official.

    College Transcripts from Non-U.S. Schools
    For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a “Course-by-Course Report” from Educational Credential Evaluators (see www.ece.org). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. The evaluation must list course-by-course credit hours and grades.

  3. TOEFL Scores

    Submit a copy of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores if English is not your primary language. For more information about this test, see  www.toefl.org.

Prior Learning Assessment

Undergraduate students accepted to or enrolled in any of the CAPS associate or baccalaureate degree programs are eligible to complete Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Credit hours awarded may be counted toward general education, elective, or select core requirements as applicable to the undergraduate degree or as specified for approved graduate programs. Baccalaureate students may earn a maximum of 40 hours of credit through PLA. Associate degree students may earn a maximum of 18 hours through PLA. Undergraduate students may use PLA credit to accrue toward the 60 hours of credit required for admission to the bachelor’s core curriculum and/or to meet degree requirements while in the core and/or after the core has been completed.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the Associate of Science in Christian Ministries program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.