Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministries

Program Information

Answer the call to ministry with a Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministries. Campbellsville University’s fully online degree program allows you to gain a broad yet deep understanding of ministry study and work. It also maintains the same accelerated nature of the certificate and associate programs. Students will delve deeply into topics like biblical study, church history, missiology, evangelism, pastoral care and more. With this degree, you will have the tools you need to fill a role in ministry in several capacities. Whether you’d like to preach, teach, lead, counsel or meet social needs – our degree can prepare you.

Course Offerings

This program includes 120 credit hours of study. Although the completion time will depend on the amount of transfer credits brought to CU, the program can be completed in as little as two years.

General Education Requirements (44 credit hours)
Required general education courses for all theology majors
CHS 111 – Introduction to Old Testament
CHS 121 – Introduction to New Testament

Pastoral Ministries Area (57 credit hours)
Theology Core (18 credit hours)
CHS 221 – Art of Reading the Bible
CHS 230 – Spiritual Formation
CHS 300/CHS 400 – Upper Level Old/New Testament
CHS 365 – Christian Studies Internship
CHS 432 – Christian Theology
CHS 471 – Church History

Pastoral Ministries Required Courses (15 credit hours)
CHS 251 – Ministry of Christian Leadership
CHS 352 – Pastoral Ministries
CHS 353 – Ministry of Proclamation
CHS 354 – Christian Evangelism
CHS 355 – Introduction to Pastoral Care & Counseling

Pastoral Ministries Elective Courses (12 credit hours)
CHS 234 – World Religions
CHS 376 – Introduction to Missiology
CHS 431 – Contemporary Theology
CHS 451 – Growing a Healthy Church

Biblical Studies Elective (3 credit hours)
CHS 300/CHS 400 – Upper Level Old/New Testament

Educational Ministries Elective (6 credit hours)
CHS 130 – Christ and Culture
CHS 361 – Introduction to Educational Ministries

Theological Studies Elective (3 credit hours)
PHI 241 – Philosophy

Free Electives (19 credit hours)

Course details are based on information available at the time of publication. Specific program requirements are subject to change.

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Real-World Preparation

With a degree in pastoral ministry, students will be prepared to answer the call to ministry. Graduates of this program have entered service in a number of ways, including:

  • Traditional pastoral ministry
  • Religious and biblical education
  • Missionary work
  • Religious nonprofit management
  • Social justice outreach

How to Apply

The Campbellsville application program is simple and straightforward. Follow these steps to begin your journey:

  1. Submit a complete application for admission form.
  2. Arrange for the office of admissions to receive an official transcript (containing a complete record of all courses attempted) from each college or university previously and currently attended.
  3. If transferring less than 24 credit hours, arrange for the office of admissions to receive an official and final high school transcript and an official ACT or SAT score report.

Follow your call to ministry with the pastoral ministry program from Campbellsville University Online. Request more information today.

This program is also available on campus in a traditional format. Learn more about Campbellsville University’s traditional Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministries.

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