Courses for this program (60 credits)

  1. Introduction to Chaplaincy Ministry: This course provides an overview of the role and responsibilities of a chaplain in various settings.
  2. World Religions: This course explores different religions and promotes an understanding of religious diversity and interfaith dialogue.
  3. Survey of the History of Christianity: This course provides an overview of the history of Christianity, including major events, figures, and theological developments.
  4. Development of the Chaplain: This course focuses on the historical development and evolution of the chaplaincy profession.
  5. Chaplain Ethics for Advisement and Pastoral Care: This course addresses ethical considerations and dilemmas that chaplains may encounter in their work.
  6. Chaplain Evangelism and Discipleship: This course explores approaches to evangelism and discipleship within the context of chaplaincy ministry.
  7. Intercultural Communication: This course helps chaplains develop effective communication skills when working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  8. Preparation of the Sermon: This course covers the principles and techniques of sermon preparation and delivery.
  9. Biblical Foundations of Leadership: This course examines biblical teachings and principles related to leadership in a religious context.
  10. New Testament Survey I and II: These courses provide an in-depth study of the books, themes, and teachings of the New Testament.
  11. Hermeneutics: This course focuses on principles and methods of interpreting biblical texts.
  12. Old Testament Survey I and II: These courses provide an in-depth study of the books, themes, and teachings of the Old Testament.
  13. Introduction to Pastoral Counseling: This course introduces the foundational concepts and skills of pastoral counseling.
  14. Premarital and Marital Counseling: This course focuses on counseling couples before and during marriage, addressing common issues and providing guidance.
  15. Research, Writing, and Ministry Preparation: This course helps students develop research and writing skills necessary for ministry-related projects and preparation.
  16. Systematic Theology I and II: These courses explore the major doctrines and theological principles of Christianity.
  17. Chaplain Resilient Leaders: This course focuses on building resilience and emotional well-being in the chaplaincy profession.
  18. Healthcare Chaplaincy: This course provides specialized training in providing spiritual care in healthcare settings.
  19. Electives: Students are required to complete 24 credits of elective courses, which can be chosen based on their specific interests or career goals.
  20. Mentoring for Clinical Pastoral Education Units I-IV: These mentoring programs provide supervision and guidance during the clinical pastoral education units.
  21. Chaplaincy Internship: This practical experience allows students to apply their knowledge and skills in a real chaplaincy setting.
  22. Clinical Pastoral Education I-IV: These clinical education units provide hands-on experience and supervision in pastoral care.
  23. PTSD and Combat-Related Trauma: This course focuses on understanding and addressing the spiritual and emotional needs of individuals dealing with trauma.
  24. Trauma Assessment and Interventions: This course covers various assessment tools and intervention techniques for working with individuals who have experienced trauma.
  25. Crisis Intervention in Pastoral Counseling: This course provides training in crisis intervention skills and strategies within the context of pastoral counseling.
  26. Theories and Techniques in Pastoral Counseling: This course explores different theoretical approaches and counseling techniques used in pastoral counseling.

Graduation Requirements:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 throughout the program.
  • Complete all required courses and electives within 10 years.
  • Submit a Degree Completion Application in the last semester before the anticipated graduation date.

These requirements ensure that students have a well-rounded education in chaplaincy ministry and are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to serve in various pastoral and counseling roles.