Is 91 credit hours of college alot?

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  1. Mission Man

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    I was looking at schools and I found one and there mission program is 91 credit hours. Is that to much or not enough or what should I expect?
     
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    That seems a bit short on credit hours for a four year college degree. My BA in Biblical Studies and History of Ideas (double major) at Southeastern College in Wake Forest required 128 credit hours.

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    Most schools require at least 120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours to graduate with a BA or BS.

    What you may be looking at may be just the missions program. Also look to see if the school is accreditated. Should you go to another school it will l mean a lot id the school is accredited. If a school is not accredited the next school is not required to accept any of the hours yu may have earned from the previous school if it is not accredited. Also look at the accreditation they have and the evaluation by the accreditation committee.
     
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    My BA degree ended up being 165 hours. Of course, I have been told that Music Education tends to be a lot more than normal degree programs.

    I think I remember, however, that the Missions degree was a bit less than a normal degree program at Southwestern. Is it possible that this program is not an actual degree program, but is just enough to certify you for mission work with the mission board? I think I remember something like that when I was at Southwestern. But it has been a while. You might want to check that out a little further.

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    Well I need help lol. To graduate what do you need. Like would I need an undergraduate degree and a graduate?
     
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    You would begin with an undergraduate degree with either an Associates or Bachelor degree. The Graduate degree would be your Masters or Doctorate. Of course, I could be wrong here (check your college / seminary of choice), but I don't think you have to have a degree to actually work for the Foreign Mission Board as a missionary.

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    It took me 133 to graduate with a bachelors.
     
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    91 hours sounds like a Certificate Program. Probably a Certificate in Missions or something similar. As has been pointed out earlier on this thread, check into their accreditation if you plan on furthering your education and/or transferring to another school.
     
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    I think alot of people know this by now, but I am only 13 but have recieved a Calling to The Ministry for The Lord. I am for the first time in my life actually living the Christian life. And I have found that is THE BEST way to live, and the only way to live a life to the foolest.
     
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    After high school you should really plan to go to an accredited school for a 4-year bachelor's degree. If you plan on ordination, then on for a 3-year master of divinity (or just a 2-year master of arts if you won't need ordination) at a seminary.

    The college, whether Christian or secular, will need to be accredited by one of the regional agencies like the Middle States Association or Western States Association. If it's a Bible college, it will have to be accredited by the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges.

    The seminary will have to be accredited by the Association of Theological Schools.

    And if you choose wisely, you can get your bachelor's degree and even your master's tuition-free (or at least you won't be the one paying whatever tuition there is). You may even be able to get your books for free too.
     

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