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Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry

Christian Ministry class

A Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry will develop your understanding of the spiritual, physical, mental, psychological and social dimensions of life, preparing you for careers working with churches or social agencies, or for the pursuit of advanced education.

GOAL - The Degree Completion Program Admissions

In addition to developing basic skills in biblical interpretation, critical thinking and communication, Christian Ministry students gain an understanding of spiritual formation, philosophy, Christian theology and history, and ministry. The program also offers opportunities to prepare for higher education in university, divinity or seminary studies.


The program is also offered in an online format.

Graduates with a Christian Ministry degree often work in churches, for religious organizations and in denominational groups. Common careers include:

  1. youth and adult ministry
  2. counseling and recovery
  3. religious education and services
  4. missionary outreach
  5. crisis services
  6. communications
  7. camp administration
  8. chaplaincy
  9. research

In addition to the University’s required general education and prerequisites, the Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry through the GOAL - The Degree Completion Program requires 38 hours in the major, 20 of which must be completed with the University.


Additional information, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.

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