T. Brett Golson, Ph.D. (Dean)
The mission of the Cooper School of Missions and Ministry Studies is: 1) to offer students opportunity to study the Bible and associated disciplines in their historical, literary, and theological contexts, 2) to prepare students for missions or ministry in any setting whether in a local church or a multicultural or cross-cultural context, 3) to prepare students for graduate level study, and 4) to collaborate with churches and denominational agencies to advance the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).
Department of Christian Ministry
T. Brett Golson, Ph.D. (Chair)
Professors G. Breland, Caldwell, Crockett, Golson, King; Associate Professor Casey; Assistant Professor T. Glaze, Bird
The Department of Christian Ministries equips and prepares students for leadership roles in various areas of Christian ministry. Students may pursue a B.S. or B.A. degree with majors in intercultural studies and Christian ministry or a B.A. degree in Biblical Studies. In cooperation with the School of Business, students may also choose to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B.) in cross-cultural business management.
In addition, the Department of Christian Ministries also offers minors in the following areas: Biblical languages, Biblical studies, Christian ministry, intercultural studies, and philosophy.
Specializations in the following areas may be earned by taking 18-24 credit-hours: apologetics, expository preaching, church planting, children’s ministry, youth ministry, or adult ministry. To plan a course of study which includes one of these specializations, see the Dean of the Cooper School of Missions and Ministry Studies.
Core Curricula for All Majors
Within the core curriculum, students earning the B.A. degree must complete HIS 101-102, ENG LIT (ENG 211 preferred), twelve hours of a language (Biblical languages preferred), and either PHI 201 or PHI 250, though both PHI courses are encouraged.
Within the core curriculum, students earning a B.S. degree must complete ENG LIT (ENG 211 preferred), PHI 201 or PHI 250.
Students must earn a minor or a double major. All majors in the Cooper School are a minimum of 120 credit hours.