Online Associate - Christian Ministries

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Online

20
Courses

27+
Months

Overview

Indiana Wesleyan University's Associate of Science with a major in Christian Ministries degree program is offered in an online format and may also be offered onsite at locations in Indiana and Kentucky. The program meets many academic and practicum requirements for licensing and/or ordination in many denominations. Within The Wesleyan Church, the degree fulfills five of six academic requirements for district licensure and over half of the academic requirements for ordination.

This program provides a foundational basis for students desiring to continue their education at IWU to complete a bachelor's degree in this discipline. The courses contained in this associate program will satisfy 27 hours out of the 30 general education hours required at the bachelor level and will also apply toward the 120 hour degree requirement.

You’ll Learn To…

  • Apply a Christian & Biblical worldview with a Wesleyan-Arminian Perspective to basic ministry tasks.
  • Demonstrate entry level ministry skills for local church and parachurch organizations.
  • Exhibit Christlike motivations, dispositions, and character through spiritual formation for ongoing spiritual and ministerial health.
  • Apply leadership skills within a local church context.

TUITION

CREDIT HOURS
60 Total
TUITION
$299/ Credit Hour *

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing iwuenroll@indwes.edu.

DISCOUNTS: Pastor - 25% Discount Per Credit Hour; Wesleyan Pastor - 45% Discount Per Credit Hour

FINANCIAL AID

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

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.

Foundational Course - 3 credit hours required

GEN-111

General Education - 24 credit hours required

View a full list of General Education Course Descriptions.

  • Written Communication - 6 credit hours
  • Oral Communication - 3 credit hours
  • Mathematics - 3 credit hours
  • Natural Science - 3 credit hours
  • General Psychology (PSY 150) - 3 credit hours
  • Arts and Humanities - 3 credit hours
  • New Testament Introduction (BIL 112) - 3 credit hours

Core Courses - 33 credit hours required

BIL-111,THE-201,REL-227,MIN-268,BIL-201,MIN-280,MIN-240,REL-277,CED-256,REL-236,REL-265

REQUIREMENTS

Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • Proof of standard high school diploma or GED certification.

  • Completion of 60 semester hours
  • Completion of the required core (major) courses with a GPA of 2.0 or higher and a minimum of 15 hours of the core (major) taken at Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Completion of 24 hours of general education requirements as specified.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees in order to receive a diploma.

START DATES

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.

Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

*Effective 07-01-2021 through 06-30-2022