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Aiken, SC, USA

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Bachelor Degrees Offered
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Doctorate Offered

Brendan University uses an innovative approach to education and leadership development called The “Brendan Model”. The Brendan Model integrates the study of the arts and sciences around a core of Bible, leadership, entrepreneurial and service courses, with applied theology interwoven throughout the entire educational experience. A key component to the model is the use of student-chosen, administration-approved mentors who serve to guide the student in the learning journey by incorporating what they learn into their life pursuits and daily responsibilities. These mentors develop rabbinical style coaching relationships with students that will last long after the academic experience.  This dimension of our model contributes to a focus on ‘discovery learning” rather than the simply lecture style teaching model. This model provides a life-changing experience based upon a strong Biblical foundation and relationships, which yields a life-empowering leadership and success oriented lifestyle.

The leadership and facility of Brendan University believe that life and leadership abilities are formed in the heart of the student and manifested outwardly in daily life. The Brendan Model provides for a well-rounded student that becomes a lifelong learner as well as a skilled mentor and competent leader through the following components:

1. Integrative Learning: The integration of reflective and critical thinking aimed at connecting learning with the real world of Ministry and Missions.

2. Rabbinic/Mentoring Style: this is a time proven method that creates an instructor- to-student and student-to-student collaboration. This method enhances reflective interaction with experienced professor/practitioners.

3. Outcome-based Objectives: These are identified learning objectives in the academic process giving the student corresponding competencies and empowers person to be a lifelong learner in a world of social, cultural, and technological change.

4. Accessible: Accessible is obtained through the delivering of courses in a variety of contexts including on site learning, external studies, and online courses, or a combination of modes.  This allows the student to maximize their learning by finding the best academic environment for them by allowing for the students’ circumstances, interests, learning styles, and study conditions.

5. Community: The interactive contacts between mentors and students ensure personal attention providing for a support system that conveys a sense of caring and encouragement, thereby fostering a community of faith, service and scholarship.

Academic Divisions

The University is comprised of the following academic schools:

 School of Theology, School of Leadership & Entrepreneurialism,     School of Christian Education, and the School of Christian Counseling

In addition we operate the Institute & Enrichment Program

This credit & non-credit program serves to connect the community, the local church, and the intellectually curious adult student to the Universities outstanding faculty, facilities, and learning community, without the pressures of university exams, grades or admission requirements. This program offers educational enrichment and local church leadership development through short courses, seminars and weekend intensives, offer a variety of topics including leadership, theology, arts, sciences, humanities, culture, and more

  Associates of Applied Theology

Core Classes : (All courses required)                    60 credit hours

General Education               27 hours

Bible & Theology                9 hours

Cross Perspective/TRAC      27 hours

 As part of the Cross Perspective/TRAC courses, the student will also choose  credit hours from one of the following TRACs; Bible, Theology, Christian Education, Christian Counseling, Christian Ministry or Leadership & Entrepreneurialism.

 The Associate of Ministry degree will be comprised of a total of 60 credit hours.

 Associates of Biblical Studies

Core Classes : (All courses required)                    60 credit hours

General Education               27 hours

Bible & Theology                27 hours

Cross Perspective/TRAC      9 hours

  The Associate of Biblical Studies degree will be comprised of a total of 60 credit hours.

 Bachelor of Applied Theology

Core Classes : (All courses required)                               123 credit hours

General Education                      27 Credit Hours

Bible & Theology                        27 Credit Hours

Cross Perspectives                      27 Credit Hours

TRAC Courses                            36 Credit Hours

Senior Thesis                               6 Credit Hours

 The student will also choose 36 credit hours from one of the following TRACs; Christian Education, Christian Counseling, Leadership & Entrepreneurialism, Leadership & Organization, Pastoral Theology, or Theology.

 The Bachelor of Applied Theology degree will be comprised of a total of 63 credit hours beyond the Associate Degree level.

Master of Practical Theology

 Core Classes : (All courses required)                               36 credit hours

Module I                The Ancient World             6 Credit Hours

Module II              The Classical World            6 Credit Hours

Module III             The Expanding World         6 Credit Hours

Module IV             The Contemporary World  6 Credit Hours

 The student will also choose 12 credit hours from one of the following TRACs; Christian Education, Christian Counseling, Spiritual Formation, Leadership Development, Biblical Studies, or Theology.

 The Master of Practical Theology degree will be comprised of a total of 36 credit hours beyond the Bachelor Degree level.

 Master of Applied Theology

(All courses required)                         36 credit hours

General Education        500 & 600 ourses                 12 Credit Hours

TRAC Major                 4 TRAC Courses                  12 Credit Hours

RES 601                        Research Project                  6 Credit Hours

RES 602                        Master Thesis                        6 Credit Hours

 The Master of Applied Theology is designed for students that have completed the Bachelors of Applied Theology.

The Master of Applied Theology degree will be comprised of a total of 36 credit hours beyond the Bachelor Degree level.

Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry program is a uniquely designed 36 hour program relative to the student’s field of expertise and interest.  The program is designed under the guidance of the faculty mentor and Academic Dean.  This degree requires a Master degree completion.  The DMin program combines modular study, research, and dissertation/project for completion of the degree requirements.  Upon design of the program, the student will sign a contract with their faculty mentor and the Academic Dean prior to the course of study.  Award of the degree is contingent upon the completion of the contract and payment of all applicable fees and tuitions.

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