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Christian Studies

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This 62-semester hour program of General Education (20 hours) and Christian Studies (42 hours) courses provides a generous two years of University-level ministerial education. It is designed to assist the student to grow academically and spiritually in preparation for ongoing Christian Ministry or more advanced study. Credits earned in this Associates degree program may also be applied toward Bachelor degree programs.

Students may pursue an Associate of Arts degree by completing an additional 6 hours of a foreign language.

Learn more about Campbellsville University’s online Associate of Science in Christian Studies.

Courses Offered at:
  • All Locations
  • Campbellsville
  • Harrodsburg
  • Online

Christian Studies Degrees


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.

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Associate of Science in Christian Studies

This 62-semester hour program of General Education (20 hours) and Christian Studies (42 hours) courses provides a generous two years of University-level ministerial education. It is designed to assist the student to grow academically and spiritually in preparation for ongoing Christian Ministry or more advanced study. Credits earned in this Associates degree program may also be applied toward Bachelor degree programs.

Students may pursue an Associate of Arts degree by completing an additional 6 hours of a foreign language.

GENERAL EDUCATION for ASSOCIATE DEGREES – 29 Hours

CHS 111 Introduction to Old Testament Study – 3
Must take this course as part of general education studies

CHRISTIAN STUDIES REQUIREMENTS – 45 Hours

Christian Studies Required Courses: 9 Hours

  • CHS 121 Introduction to Old Testament Study – 3
  • CHS 121 Introduction to New Testament Study – 3
  • CHS 211 Art of Reading the Bible – 3

Biblical Studies – 6 Hours

Biblical Studies Electives: 6

Choose one course from Old Testament list and one course from New Testament list.

Old Testament

  • CHS 311 Wisdom and Poetic Literature – 3
  • CHS 312 Studies in the Old Testament Prophets – 3
  • CHS 411 Studies in the Pentateuch – 3
  • CHS 412 Intertestamental Period – 3

New Testament

  • CHS 323 Studies in the Gospels – 3
  • CHS 324 Studies in Paul – 3
  • CHS 325 Studies in John – 3
  • CHS 328 General Letters (Hebrews – Jude) – 3

Pastoral Leadership Studies – 21 Hours

Take each course on this list:

  • CHS 230 Spiritual Formation – 3
  • CHS 352 Pastoral Ministries – 3
  • CHS 353 Ministry of Proclamation – 3

Pastoral/Educational Ministries – 12 Hours

Choose four courses from this list:

  • CHS 354 Introduction to Christian Evangelism – 3
  • CHS 355 Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling – 3
  • CHS 361 Introduction to Educational Ministries – 3
  • CHS 362 Teaching for Life Change – 3
  • CHS 363 Introduction to Children’s Ministry – 3
  • CHS 364 Introduction to Youth Ministry – 3
  • CHS 376 Introduction to Missiology – 3
  • CHS 378 Missions Methods and Strategies – 3
  • CHS 451 Growing a Healthy Church – 3
  • CHS 462 Intergenerational Ministries – 3
  • CHS 463 Innovative Educational Ministries – 3

Theological, Historical, and Missiological Studies – 9 Hours

Choose one course from this list:

  • PHI 241 Introduction to Philosophy – 3
  • CHS 130 Christ and Culture – 3

Take this course:

  • CHS 432 Christian Theology – 3

Upper Division Courses- 3 Hours

Choose one course from this list

  • CHS 337 Theology in Film – 3
  • CHS 371 Baptist Heritage – 3
  • CHS 431 Contemporary Theology – 3
  • CHS 436 Ethical Teachings of Jesus – 3
  • CHS 437 Faith and Beauty – 3
  • CHS 471 Church History – 3
  • PHI 345 Philosophy of Religion – 3
  • PHI 361 Ethics – 3
  • PHI 380 Special Topics – 3

Total: 62 Hours

Careers in Christian Studies

  • Pastor/Minister
  • Worship Leader
  • Youth Pastor
  • Ministry Director
  • Clergy
  • Chaplain
  • Choir Director
  • Foreign or Domestic Missionary
  • Educational Program Director
  • Social Worker
  • Writer/Journalist
  • Lecturer
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