Bachelor of Ministry
As our most popular bachelor degree program, this program is designed to be practical and challenging at the same time. You will be challenged to grow in your Christian walk and to practice what you are learning in the real world.

Minimum of 120 Credit Hours

In order to be considered as a third-year student at CTS, a student must have completed sixty (60) hours of college credit or its equivalent.

Materials for each course in this program are audio/video lectures, textbooks, or workbooks. The student is required to listen/view to the audio/video lectures, or to read the textbook and then answer the questions prepared by CTS for the lectures or textbook. This process may require the student listen/view the audio/video lectures, or read the textbook several times. The student is then required to prepare an outline from each audio/video lesson, or each chapter in the textbook. Also, the student is required to type a five paragraph essay describing three things that he or she learned from the course. The student must also read an additional book(s) related to the subject matter being taught or another assigned book for that course and prepare a three (3) page book report (what the books teach) on the additional book(s).

For courses using workbooks, the student is required to complete the workbook and to write a summary of the theme of the book(s) of the Bible that is/are used in the workbook. All outlines, essays, and summaries are to be prepared as per the required format provided in the appendix of this catalog.

30 Hours of College Credit

If a student does not have college credits or CEU’s (Continuing Education Units) to transfer in, he or she must take 10 courses (30 hours) from those listed in the “Course Descriptions” in this catalog. A student may choose any of the course listed except the required courses in his or her field of study. *If the student has not taken the required courses, he or she must take any that are missing at this time. If a student has not used his or her thirty (30) hours of Prior Learning, he or she may do so at this time provided he or she has taken all required courses and his or her prior learning corresponds with his or her major area of study.

(Year of Emphasis Study)
30 Hours of College Credit

NOTE: A student cannot begin studies in a new course unless all requirements for the previous course have been completed and submitted.

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For each course in the Bachelor’s Program, the course tests will comprise 60%, the outlines will comprise 10%, the essays will comprise 10%, and the book report(s) will comprise 20% of the course grade. For the Bible courses using workbooks, the test will comprise 70% of the grade and the summary will comprise 30% of the course grade as there is no outline nor book report. For general studies courses, the test will comprise 100% of the grade.

1. Choose one (1) Bible course (3 hours);
2. Choose one (1) Counseling course (3 hours);
3. Choose one (1) Theology course (3 hours);
4. Choose one (1) Spiritual Growth course (3 hours);
5. Choose six (6) Ministry Courses (18 hours)

TOTAL: 30 hours

Note 1: If the student has not taken all of the thirty (30) hours of general studies courses, he or she must take the ones missing in addition to the above required courses. If the student has had no experience in church work, he or she must include a Ministry Practicum as one of the six Ministry courses.
Note 2: A Bachelor’s Degree in Ministry requires eighteen (18) hours of Ministry and/or Spiritual Growth courses.

Covenant Theological Seminary has been declared by the appropriate state authority exempt from the requirements for licensure under provisions of North Carolina General Statutes Section (G.S.) 116-15 (d) for exemption from licensure with respect to religious education. Exemption from licensure is not based upon any assessment of program quality under established licensing standards.

All degrees of Covenant Theological Seminary are of an ecclesiastical nature, and whether granted or conferred, are in the restricted area of religion with the special purpose of preparing persons to work in the area of religion, whether educational or ministerial; they are not designed to be used in general academic circles.

Transferability of credits earned at Covenant Theological Seminary and transferred to another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution. The degree programs of this seminary are designed solely for religious vocations.

Credits and degrees earned from independent colleges in the State of North Carolina, which are authorized by the State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities, do not qualify the holder for a state teaching certification, nor do they qualify him or her to participate in professional licensing examinations. Any person interested in obtaining a state teaching certificate or practicing a regulated profession should contact the appropriate regulatory agency in the field of his/her interest.

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