Are you hearing a call to be in ministry with God's people?
How can you fulfill your vocation?
Your career or calling will probably require you to receive a Master's degree in theological studies from a seminary; but you need to first receive a Bachelor's degree that will prepare you for seminary. Texas Wesleyan offers the ideal program for that purpose. In addition to the academic preparation, the 3PR program informs students about what to expect in ministry careers and about what to expect in seminary.
Although most seminaries will accept students who have a Bachelor's degree in almost any subject, the PreSeminary emphasis in the degree in religion at Wesleyan gives student's a head start toward those courses they will take in seminary.
The academic program was designed to not only meet the minimum requirements for getting into seminary, but to include the various courses seminary admissions' offices recommend for beginning a seminary degree (Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Religion, etc.).
Although most seminaries have a liberal policy in admitting students, a 2.5 GPA is often required for unconditional admission. Also many require the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) for placement purposes and scholarships and 3PR can help you prepare for this test. A high GPA and/or GRE score usually means more financial assistance in seminaries. All seminaries require letters of recommendation and participation in 3PR is always an asset.
If the career for you is in a special area of ministry that does not require a seminary degree, we have just the program for you, too. Texas Wesleyan offers other Bachelor's degrees in Religion with or without an emphasis in Christian education. In cooperation with Department of Music,a Bachelor's Degree is offered in Music with an emphasis in Sacred Music. These programs also combine academic studies with information about careers in ministry; but, they also, require 3PR church internship courses each semester which enable students to develop leadership skills and experience in their chosen area of ministry.