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Missions Programs at OVU
Bible Degree with a Specialization in MissionsThe student who completes a Bible degree (either the B.A. or B.S.) with a minor in missions (listed below) is considered to have a Bible degree with a specialization in missions. This degree is the equivalent of a missions degree at other colleges and universities. See the degree requirements on the Bible web pages for details of the Bible degree.
Second Major in Vocational MissionsTo earn a second major in Vocational Missions, the student must complete at least 24 credit hours of upper-level Bible (BIB) courses at Ohio Valley University; at least nine of these credit hours must be in textual studies courses. In addition, he or she must complete 36 credit hours, distributed as follows (see below for a listing of which courses meet each requirement):
Missions MinorThis minor requires 25 credit hours, including the following courses: Introduction to Missions (BIB 322), Cultural Anthropology (SOC 341), Personal Evangelism (BIB 320), Church Growth and Leadership Dynamics (BIB 421) or Church Growth and Planting (BIB 422), and Major World Religions (REL 441). For the additional 10-11 credit hours, students must take 7 to 10 credit hours in upper-level textual studies (see the Bible program description for a classification of textual studies courses), including at least one class from Acts (BIB 306 or BIB 406) or First Corinthians (BIB 308 or BIB 408), and one of the following: Global Missions Awareness (BIB 332), Ministry Field Laboratory (BIB 325) focused in missions, or Practicum in Ministry (BIB 425) focused in missions.
Missions CertificateBIB 322 Introduction to Missions
SOC 341 Cultural Anthropology
6 hours from the following:
BIB 320 Personal Evangelism