Educational Ministries

Educational Ministries Overview

Campbellsville University’s Bachelor of Arts (or B.S.) in Educational Ministries prepares men and women for a career in biblical education. Our rigorous curriculum nurtures faith through ministry, psychology, and church recreation, readying graduates for an educational role in a local congregation. With the educational ministries degree, our goal is to train future teachers and missionaries in Christ. Graduates may become youth pastors, college ministers, counselors, and social workers.

To gain a deep comprehension of the holy gospels, Campbellsville’s educational ministries degree requires 12 hours of biblical language study (B.A. only), including New Testament Greek, Old Testament Hebrew, or an Approved Modern Language. To receive any undergraduate degree within the School of Theology, an 18-hour Christian Studies Core must also be completed. This six-course area includes Christian Theology, Church History, Spiritual Formation, Art of Reading the Bible, a Christian Studies internship, and an upper-level Old or New Testament course. In addition, 21 hours of upper-level prerequisites must be selected from four modules, with courses spanning educational ministries, educational ministries electives, psychology, and church recreation electives.

Campbellsville also offers an Educational Ministries minor, which requires 9 hours of upper-level educational ministries coursework and does not include the language prerequisites.

Faculty and Staff
Preparing the next generation of Christian educators, the program’s extraordinary faculty includes Shane Garrison (Educational Ministries) and Jennifer Garrison (Educational Ministries). Dr. John Hurtgen is the Dean of Campbellsville’s School of Theology.

Financial Aid
At Campbellsville, we believe that university tuition should be affordable for all students. Currently, over 90% of our student body receives some form of financial assistance. This includes merit-based programs, grants, scholarships, work-study, and student loans. We hope that all learners can find a manageable path to achieve their academic goals.

In addition, Campbellsville is blessed to provide financial aid packages through the church and other Christian-based endowment programs. Most of our student body qualifies for church-based aid, regardless of their particular Christian affiliation. Visit this page for more details about our financial aid programs.

Christian Studies Core Requirements (18 hrs)

CHS 211 Art of Reading the Bible
CHS 230 Spiritual Formation
CHS 365 Christian Studies Internship
CHS 432 Christian Theology
CHS 471 Church History
CHS        Upper Level Old or New Testament Course

Educational Ministries Area, 57-69 hours
(includes at least 21 hours of Educational Ministries courses and 6 hours of related studies in Psychology)

Educational Ministries Major, 39-51 hours
(includes at least 15 hours of Educational Ministries courses and 3 hours of related studies in Psychology)

Educational Ministries Minor, 27 hours
(includes at least 9 hours of Educational Ministries courses)