Bachelor of Arts Ministry Major

Intercultural Studies Concentration

Department Chair: Joseph Allotta, D. Min.

Purpose: The Ministry Major provides the student with the academic and professional preparation necessary for ministry.

Program Outcomes/Goals:

  1. Students will have a professional readiness to deliver Biblical knowledge.
  2. Students will have a well-articulated Christian worldview of life and ministry.
  3. A student will display ministry-ready professional skills in the area of his or her concentration.

Major Requirements (Total Required Credits: 123)

I. General Studies 39 Credits

College and Career Success
Freshman Composition I
Freshman Composition II
Introduction to Public Speaking
Introduction to Philosophy
Interpersonal Communication
General Psychology
Literature Elective
Fine Arts Elective
History Elective
Math Elective
Science Elective
General Education Elective                                

II. Bible 48 Credits

Old Testament Law and History
Old Testament Poetry and Prophecy
Life and Revelation of Christ
New Testament History and Letters
Bible or Theology Electives
Systematic Theology I
Systematic Theology II
Systematic Theology III
Systematic Theology IV
Evangelism and Discipleship
World Missions and Religions
Research Writing

III. Major 36 Credits

Intercultural Studies Core Courses: (18 credits)
Church Planting and Development
Cross Cultural Communication
Cross Cultural Communication Practicum
Ministry Internship
Strategy of Missions
Urban Ministry
Major/Ministry Electives (18 credits)
Select 6 courses from this list:
Bible or Ministry Elective
(3000 level or higher)
Business Organizational Leadership Elective
(any level, one course only)
Christian Leadership
Contemporary Issues in Theology and Ethics
Fundamental Issues in Worship
Introduction to Counseling
Introduction to Preaching
Marriage and Family Communication
Small Group Development

First Year Fall Semester – 15 credits

SLS 1501 College and Career Success
GNMN 1302 Evangelism and Discipleship
BIBL 1311 Old Testament Law and History
ENC 1101 Freshman Composition I
MJEL 2000 Major Elective

Sophomore Year Fall Semester (15 credits)

BIBL 2301 Life and Revelation of Christ
BIBL 2331 Hermeneutics
SPC 1608 Introduction to Public Speaking
LTEL 2000 Literature Elective
MISS 2303 Church Planting and Development

Junior Year Fall Semester (18 credits)

THEO 3301 Systematic Theology I
BTEL 3000 Bible or Theology Elective
GEEL 3000 General Education Elective
PHI 1010 Introduction to Philosophy
MJEL 3000 Major Elective
MISS 3301 Strategy of Missions

Senior Year Fall Semester (15 credits)

THEO 4321 Systematic Theology III
THEO 4311 Apologetics
MISS 3302 Cross-Cultural Communication
MISS 4331 Cross-Cultural Communication Practicum
MJEL 3000 Major Elective*

First Year Spring Semester – 15 credits

MISS 1301 World Missions and Religions
BIBL 1322 Old Testament Poetry and Prophecy
ENC 1102 Freshman Composition II
PSY 1012 General Psychology
SPC 1300 Interpersonal Communication

Sophomore Year Spring Semester (15 credits)

BIBL 2321 New Testament History and Letters
BTEL 2000 Bible or Theology Elective
SCEL 2000 Science Elective
HSEL 2000 History Elective
MJEL 2000 Major Elective

Junior Year Spring Semester (15 credits)

THEO 3302 Systematic Theology II
MTEL 2000 Math Elective
FAEL 2000 Fine Arts Elective
MISS 3312 Urban Ministry
MJEL 3000 Major Elective

Senior Year Spring Semester (15 credits)

THEO 4331 Systematic Theology IV
BIBL 4301 Romans
ENC 4313 Advanced Research Writing
GNMN 4301 Christian Leadership
MJEL 3000 Major Elective*
GNMN 4011 Ministry Internship

*This can be a Bible or Theology class or a 3000 level course or higher in any major. ** Or GNMN 3311, Small Group Development Following Admissions Assessment, the following courses: BIBL 1101 Basics of Biblical Living (Fall), BIBL 1102 Christian Belief and Scripture (Spring) may be required during the freshman year in lieu of Bible/Theology electives. Adjustments will be made to satisfy all other course requirements of the degree.

Academic Catalog Course Descriptions

Dr. Joe Allotta

Dr. Joe Allotta

Program Director

Dr. Joe Allotta will be your academic advisor for your ministry program. Professor Allotta is the Program Director of the Ministry Department at Trinity College of Florida.


He is a graduate of Trinity College of Florida, earned his MDiv and then DMin degrees at Liberty University.

Interview with Dr. Joe Allotta

Occupational Outlook

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Field of degree: Theology

National Accreditation

Trinity College of Florida is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (5850 T. G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130, Orlando, FL 32822, 407.207.0808) to grant certificates and degrees at the Associate and Baccalaureate levels.

Answers to Your Questions About the Bachelor of Arts Ministry Major Intercultural Studies Concentration

Is the Ministry Degree Right for Me?

Earning your BA is a great place to begin your professional ministry journey and prepare for pastoring, seminary, or whatever ministry context God has called you to serve. 

Is financial aid available for Trinity College of Florida students?

Yes! Although many people think they can’t afford to go to college, a large percentage of students receive some type of financial assistance, including our degree completion students. Our financial aid representatives are ready to help you sort through the different types of financial aid and show you how to get the assistance available to you.

Is This Degree Available Online?

Yes, you may attend Trinity College online.

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