CU’s affordable online bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministries gives you a strong biblical foundation to help impact other people’s lives while constructing a healthy church environment.

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Program Details

Next Start Date: 5/08/2024
Course Length: 8 Weeks
Estimated Length: 4 Years
Credit Hours: 120
Cost Per Credit: $424
Accreditation: SACSCOC

B.S. Pastoral Ministries Overview

Producing competent ministers for the church and for the world has a long history at Campbellsville University. The online pastoral ministries bachelor’s degree from Campbellsville University provides you with a broad and deep understanding of ministry study and works to help you become a future leader in Christ. The program examines subjects like biblical study, missiology, church history, evangelism and pastoral care in depth. Through this combination of courses, you will obtain the knowledge necessary to grow and maintain a healthy church.

Throughout the program, you will be exposed to both the Old Testament and New Testament, spiritual formation, philosophy, world religions, contemporary theology, educational ministries and the ministry of proclamation. Additionally, our online pastoral degree Christian studies internship supplies you with real-world experience through involvement in a local church. In the internship, experienced ministers carefully supervise and support you while you complete fieldwork, allowing you to serve in a ministry position and become educated about ministry.

Whether you enjoy preaching, teaching, leading or counseling, this online ministry degree gives you the skills you need to pursue a ministry career. As a graduate, you can answer the call to ministry and take on roles in traditional pastoral ministry, religious and biblical education, missionary work, religious nonprofit management and social justice outreach.

Faculty members have real-world Christian ministry experience, and the program is offered in a convenient and flexible format so that you can complete your coursework during your own time.

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

Course Map

The online pastoral degree includes 120 credit hours, which involves 41 credit hours of general education requirements, 57 credit hours within the degree area, and 22 free electives. The degree explores theology and the fundamentals of pastoral ministries. Depending on the amount of credits transferred, you can compete the program in as little as two years.

Admissions Requirements

To apply to Campbellsville’s bachelor’s in pastoral ministries 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 bachelor’s in pastoral ministries costs $424 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 Pastoral Ministries

Those who graduate from Campbellsville University’s online bachelor’s in pastoral ministries program 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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