Get a strong biblical introduction with Campbellsville University’s Christian studies associate degree and later apply your credits toward a bachelor’s program in ministry.

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Program Details

Next Start Date: 5/08/2024
Course Length: 8 Weeks
Estimated Length: 2 Years
Credit Hours: 62
Cost Per Credit: $424
Accreditation: SACSCOC

A.S. Christian Studies Overview

Exploring areas such as biblical studies, educational ministry and pastoral leadership, Campbellsville University’s online associate degree in Christian studies equips students with a broad background in Christianity. The program fosters Christian values and their place in modern society and provides an understanding of the modern trends that are currently changing ministry worldwide. You will graduate from the program with a foundational understanding of Christian history and perspectives, along with the skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path.

The online Christian studies degree provides a strong biblical introduction, focusing on both the Old Testament and New Testament, theology and biblical interpretation. It additionally covers leadership, pastoral ministry and practical techniques and skills that can be applied to a career in ministry, church administration and more. Finally, the online program offers a selection of electives that allows you to tailor your degree to suit your needs. Choose from courses such as theology in film, Baptist heritage, church history, philosophy of religion and contemporary theology.

You also have the option to further your education with a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministries or leadership and missions or a master’s degree in theology.

Faculty members who have decades of experience in Christian studies in diverse environments teach the courses, combining theological discussion with the practical application of the subject areas.

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Course Map

The online associate degree in Christian studies consists of 62 total credit hours, with 20 credit hours dedicated to general education courses and 42 hours dedicated to Christian Studies. The degree can be completed in as little as two years, though completion time can vary depending on the amount of transfer credits.

Admissions Requirements

To apply to Campbellsville’s online associate in Christian studies program, prospective students must submit or complete the following:

  1. Online application.
  2. Submit official copies of transcripts from each college or university previously or currently attended, along with a complete record of all courses attempted, to the Office of Admissions.
  3. If transferring less than 24 credit hours, submit official high school transcript.

Costs & Financial Aid

The online associate degree in Christian studies costs $410 per credit hour. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.

Careers in Christian Studies

Those who graduate from Campbellsville University’s online associate degree in Christian studies can advance their career. Potential career outcomes include:

Why CU Online?

Focused on Your Growth

Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.

Faith-Based Education

Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.

Affordable and Convenient

Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format, so you can study whenever and wherever you want.


Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.

Benefits of Learning Online

Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.

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