As you pursue a missiology degree from Gardner-Webb University you’ll have the opportunity to participate in mission work locally, nationally, and internationally.

Bachelor of Arts in Missiology

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The Bachelor of Arts in Missiology prepares students to serve on the mission field and work in a variety of cross-cultural ministries.  Students will discover the biblical foundation of missions, the history and expressions of the faith around the world, cross-cultural ministry and exposure to the major religions around the world.

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In addition to learning about current strategies and methods used by mission organizations today and those that might emerge in the future, you will have opportunities for real-world experiences through an array of Gardner-Webb’s worldwide mission programs and through internships. The real world experience allows the student to put the knowledge gained in the classroom into practice.

A degree in Missiology offers students preparation for national and international mission work. The degree also prepares the student to serve as a Minister of Missions in local churches or to work with student ministries at colleges or universities. Students in the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy commonly work as:

  1. ministers
  2. chaplains
  3. nonprofit professionals
  4. counselors
  5. college or seminary professors

Students have also pursued graduate degrees at universities like Baylor, Duke, Harvard, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest. Others have stayed at Gardner-Webb to pursue degrees offered at the University, including various concentrations in the Master of Arts in Religion, the Master of Divinity, and the Doctor of Ministry.

In addition to the University’s general education and prerequisite course requirements, Missiology majors are required to take nine hours of foundational course choices in philosophy, spiritual formation, Christian history and theology. The Missiology major also includes 21 hours of concentrated coursework with a practicum course or internship, six hours of departmental electives, and a three-hour seminar. Students must also take RELI 245 as part of a Global Heritage general education requirement and RELI 354 is recommended as part of an Oral Communication General Education requirement.

Additional information, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.

A minor in Missiology includes 15 hours of coursework, including the biblical foundations and practical application of Christian Missions, Global Christianity, Cross-Cultural Missiology, and understanding the major religions and religious movements in the world today. Students must also take RELI 245 as part of a Global Heritage General Education requirement.

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