Midwestern College announced the new expansion of its undergraduate curriculum to further equip students for service in the church, in not-for-profit organizations, and beyond.
In addition to its current Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biblical Studies, Christian Ministry, and Intercultural Studies, the school has expanded its curriculum to include Bachelor of Arts degrees in Student Ministry, Worship Ministry, Theology, Philosophy, Counseling Psychology, and Business Leadership.
“Announcing the expansion of our bachelor’s degree offerings at Midwestern College brings me great joy, knowing that it will benefit the next generation of pastors, ministry leaders, and missionaries for Christ’s kingdom,” said President Jason Allen. “These programs add significantly to our existing curriculum—opening opportunities in fields of study that will be vital for those serving within the local church and conducting ministry in the workplace.”
John Mark Yeats, the college’s dean, added, “At Midwestern College, we live out the reality of ‘For the Church’ in our curriculum. Each of these new programs connects students to high-quality, affordable academic training that creates a foundation for serving congregations and engaging our community with the Gospel.
“Each degree shares Midwestern’s 30-hour Biblical Studies core, so in addition to earning a very practical degree, it assists students in integrating their faith with what they are learning for the purposes of expanding the Kingdom of God.”
Additionally, Yeats indicated the new degrees will help students be more effective as they work in international contexts or in the bi-vocational realities of church service in the 21st century.
The new tracks of study will begin in the fall semester of 2017, and students can apply immediately.
In other curricular moves at the college, the faculty approved an update to Midwestern’s Adult Degree Completion Program, which aids adults who are seeking to finish their undergraduate program.
“The new structure of our Adult Degree Completion Program allows us to serve more students as they continue to serve their in local churches,” Yeats noted. “The degree, the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, will help people who are ready to finish the degree they started in the past, but never finished. It also enables Midwestern to maximize these students’ college-level learning earned in the military or in government service.”
Yeats noted that many of these degree tracks are available fully online or at Midwestern College’s Kansas City campus, enabling students to reach the finish line and earn their bachelor’s degrees.
The college is Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s undergraduate arm, located in Kansas City, Mo., and was established in 2004.
Students interested in applying or exploring how Midwestern College might be a good fit can visit midwesterncollege.com.