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Joint Program with Sioux Falls Seminary
The 3-3 Program:
The combined B.A./M.Div. degree program

The combined B.A./M.Div. degree program offered by the University of Sioux Falls and Sioux Falls Seminary is known as the 3-3 Program, because it involves three years of study at the University of Sioux Falls and three years of study at Sioux Falls Seminary. The 3-3 Program is an accelerated program for the student of noteworthy ability. It reduces by one year the time required to complete university and seminary training. After three years (93 semester hours) in a carefully planned pretheological program that is broadly based in the liberal arts (see course requirements below), the student begins studies at the seminary in the regular Master of Divinity program. Upon completion of the student's first year of seminary studies (31 semester hours applicable toward the M.Div. degree), he or she receives the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Theology & Philosophy from the University of Sioux Falls. At the end of the sixth year, that is, upon completion of the remaining 62 semester hours of theological studies, he or she receives the Master of Divinity degree from Sioux Falls Seminary.

A student registering for the joint program must apply for pre-enrollment in the seminary and must achieve a 3.25 cumulative GPA in his or her undergraduate coursework by the end of the three years at USF to remain in the program.


Undergraduate Courses for the 3-3 Program

English 11 s.h.
LAR 111 Writing and Intellectual Traditions I
LAR 112 Writing and Intellectual Traditions II
Choose one from the following:
ENG 200 Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 220 World Literature 3
ENG 221 British Literature 3
ENG 222 American Literature 3

Communication Studies 4-6 s.h.
CST 100 Fundamentals of Communication
One elective in Communication Studies

Fine Arts (choose one) 3 s.h.
ART 100 Introduction to Art 3
ART 209 Art History: Prehistory-14th Century 3
ART 210 Art History: 14th Century-Present 3
ART 310 Art History: Twentieth Century 3
CST 200 Introduction to Theatre 3
FA 200 Humanities Through the Arts 3
MUS 200 Introduction to Music 3
MUS 202 American Jazz Styles 3

Creative Arts (choose one) 1-3 s.h.
Applied Music Lessons or Ensembles 1
ART 101 Drawing I 3
ART 120 Introduction to Design 3
ART 181 Digital Photography 3
CST 117 Participation in Theatre 1
CST 118 Theatre Lab: Technical 1
CST 209 Oral Interpretation of Literature 3
CST 210 Theatre: Beginning Acting 3
CST 260 Applied Theatre-Design 3
CST 310 Directing 3
CST 409 Special Topics in Communication Studies 3

Mathematics 4 s.h.
MAT 112 College Algebra & Trigonometry (or higher)

Natural Science 4 s.h. .
Choose any lab course in Natural Science, Chemistry, Biology or Physics

Technology 2-4 s.h. .
COM 104 Computer Solutions
or COM 201 Introduction to Computer Science I

Social Science 9 s.h.
Choose one course in each of three different disciplines among Psychology, Sociology, History, Geography, Political Science, and Economics with at least one of which must be from Political Science or Economics

Greek 6 s.h.
THE 309 New Testament Greek I
THE 310 New Testament Greek II

Theology 9 s.h.
THE 140 Introduction to the Bible
THE 240 Introduction to Christian Thought
THE 313 Religions of the World

Philosophy 3 s.h. 
PHI 207 Introduction to Philosophy

History 6 s.h. 
Choose two courses in History; HIS 101 or 102 recommended

Exercise Science 2 s.h. 
EXS 200 Dimensions of Wellness

Electives 25-28 s.h.
Sufficient to complete 93 s.h. at USF; no more than 12 s.h. of the elective courses may be in Theology.
At least one course during the three years at USF needs to be a designated Critical Thinking course.

The 3-2 Program:
The combined B.A./M.A. degree program

The combined B.A./M.A. degree program offered by the University of Sioux Falls and Sioux Falls Seminary is known as the 3-2 Program, because it involves three years of study at the University of Sioux Falls and two years of study at Sioux Falls Seminary. The 3-2 Program is an accelerated program for students of noteworthy ability.

After three years (93 semester hours) in a carefully planned pre-theological program that is broadly based in the liberal arts (see course requirements below), the student begins studies at the seminary in the regular Master of Arts program. Upon completion of the student's first year of seminary studies (31 semester hours applicable toward the M.A. in Christian Leadership degree, Youth Ministries Specialization), he or she receives the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Theology and Youth Ministry from the University of Sioux Falls. At the end of the fifth year, that is, upon completion of the remaining semester hours of required studies, he or she receives the Master of Arts in Christian Leadership degree from Sioux Falls Seminary.

A student registering for the joint program must apply for pre-enrollment in the seminary and must achieve a 3.25 cumulative GPA in his or her undergraduate coursework by the end of the three years at USF to remain in the program.

Undergraduate Courses for the 3-2 Program

English 11 s.h.
LAR 111 Writing and Intellectual Traditions I
LAR 112 Writing and Intellectual Traditions II
Choose one of the following:
ENG 200 Introduction to Literature
ENG 220 World Literature
ENG 221 British Literature
ENG 222 American Literature

Communication Studies 4-6 s.h.
CST 100 Fundamentals of Communication
One elective in Communication Studies

Fine Arts (choose one) 3 s.h.
ART 100 Introduction to Art 3
ART 209 Art History: Prehistoric-14th Century 3
ART 210 Art History: 14th Century-Present 3
CST 200 Introduction to Theatre 3
FA 200 Humanities Through the Arts 3
MUS 200 Introduction to Music 3
MUS 202 American Jazz Styles 3
MUS 203 American Musical Styles

Creative Arts (choose one) 1-3 s.h.
Applied Music Lessons or Ensembles 1
ART 101 Drawing I 3
ART 120 Introduction to Design 3
ART 181 Digital Photography 3
CST 117 Participation in Theatre 1
CST 118 Theatre Lab: Technical 1
CST 209 Oral Interpretation of Literature 3
CST 210 Theatre: Beginning Acting 3
CST 260 Applied Theatre-Design 3
CST 310 Directing 3
CST 409 Special Topics in Communication Studies 3

Mathematics 4 s.h.
MAT 112 College Algebra and Trigonometry (or higher)

Natural Science 4 s.h.
Choose any lab course in Natural Science, Chemistry, Biology or Physics

Technology 3-4 s.h.
COM 104 Computer Solutions
or COM 201 Introduction to Computer Science I

Social Science 9 s.h.
Choose one course in each of three different disciplines among Psychology, Sociology, History, Geography, Political Science, and Economics, at least one of which must be from Political Science or Economics

Human Development (choose 2) 6 s.h.
CRJ 305 Juvenile Justice
PSY/SOC 306 Social Psychology
PSY 412 Adolescent Psychology (recommended)
SOC 301 Family

Theology 12 s.h.
THE 140 Introduction to the Bible
THE 240 Introduction to Christian Thought
THE 261 Introduction to Youth Ministry
THE 313 Religions of the World
or THE 413 Christianity & Culture 3 s.h.
PHI 207 Introduction to Philosophy 6 s.h.

History 3 s.h.
Choose any course in History; HIS 101 or 102 recommended

Exercise Science 2 s.h.
EXS 200 Dimensions of Wellness

Electives 22-25 s.h.
Sufficient to complete 93 s.h. at USF; no more than 9 s.h. of the elective courses may be in Theology not including New Testament Greek
At least one course during the three years at USF needs to be a qualified Critical Thinking course.