With our confession in mind, Southeastern’s faculty attempts to develop five Core Competencies in students through a Southeastern education. Every student should seek to develop in…
Spiritual Formation Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue an authentically Christian way of life, manifested by trust in God, obedience to Christ’s commands, and love of God and neighbor.
Biblical Exposition Demonstrate the ability to properly and effectively interpret, apply, and communicate the Scriptures.
Theological Integration Demonstrate the ability to understand and apply the doctrines of Christianity to life and ministry.
Ministry Preparation Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and Christian disposition necessary for ministry and leadership in the church and the world.
Critical Thinking and Communication Demonstrate the ability to think critically, argue persuasively, and communicate clearly.
We strive to do all of this while cultivating in students a delight in God, His Word, and His Church.
BACS with a minor in Apologetics
The BACS with a minor in Apologetics equips the student to defend the Christian faith, emphasizing theology, philosophy, logic, and communication skills. Those preparing for youth ministry, college ministry, missions, pastoral and educational ministries will benefit from the courses offered in this minor. View catalog description.
BACS with a minor in Biblical Studies
The BACS with a minor in Biblical studies is an undergraduate program designed to equip persons for leadership roles in Christian ministries that require a special expertise in biblical studies and exegesis in the original languages. View catalog description.
BACS with a minor in English
The BACS with a minor in English promotes an understanding of literature, trains students to think critically and write effectively, and encourages them to reflect on the central issues of the human condition—all from a Christian perspective. Core curriculum classes in composition emphasize the skills of effective research and writing. English minor classes present literature from within a Christian worldview. View catalog description.
An introduction to the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), also known as Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). The curriculum covers historical and contemporary methods for teaching ESL and examines the connections between research in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and classroom practice. Emphasis on practical tools for helping ESL learners gain proficiency in English. Admission to this minor requires the completion of ENG1100, ENG1120, and ENG2110. View catalog description.
BACS with a minor in History
The BACS with a minor in history is designed to provide the student with a foundational knowledge of American history and the history of Christianity in the West. It also enables students to pursue further study of a topic of particular interest to them or to broaden their general knowledge of human history.View catalog description.
BACS with a minor in Humanities
The BACS with a minor in Humanities introduces students to the influential ideas of Western civilization. Students read great works of literature, history, philosophy, theology, and political theory and interact with them from a Christian perspective. View catalog description.
BACS with a minor in Missions
The BACS with a minor in missions introduces students to knowledge, principles, and practices central to missions in national and international contexts. In addition to courses related to missions, church planting, and anthropology, students are required to take a SEBTS sponsored six-credit-hour international mission trip. The seminary offers at least two six-credit-hour trips each year, usually during the winter and summer breaks. Those who minor in missions will be equipped to communicate the gospel in various contexts and will be prepared for further studies in seminary or graduate school.View catalog description.
BACS with a minor in Music
The BACS with a minor in Music is designed to allow the student to develop a strong foundation in the liberal arts and biblical and theological studies, as well as foundational musical knowledge and skills to serve the church in the areas of music and worship leadership.View catalog description.
BACS with a minor in Organizational Leadership
The BACS with a minor in Organizational Leadership equips the student with the basic competencies necessary to serve as effective organizational leaders, with a particular emphasis on leadership of churches, parachurch organizations, and denominational entities. View catalog description.
BACS with a minor in Pastoral Ministry
The BACS with a minor in Pastoral Ministry introduces students to the knowledge and skills central to the work of pastors through classes in pastoral ministry, counseling, and Bible exposition. The minor is designed to begin the formation of the student’s life for pastoral ministry, and prepares students for further study at the graduate level.View catalog description.
BACS with a minor in Preaching
The BACS with a minor in Preaching introduces students to the knowledge and skills central to the work of pastors, particularly in the area of preaching. The minor is designed to begin the formation of the student’s life for the ministry of preaching in the local church, and prepares students for further study at the graduate level. View catalog description.
BACS with a minor in Student Ministry
The BACS with a minor in student ministry is designed to train student ministers who envision student ministry as a partnership between church and family, with the goal of developing students as maturing disciples of Christ. In addition to the foundational course in student ministry, the minor will train potential ministers in evangelism, discipleship, counseling, and communication. View catalog description.
BACS with a minor in Theology
The BACS with a minor in theology introduces students to the study of God and man. Building upon the Christian Studies major, the student is now introduced to Old Testament and New Testament theology, as well as additional courses in selected doctrines, theologians, and eras. View catalog description.