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Pastoral Ministries

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Campbellsville University’s Bachelor of Science (or B.S.) in Pastoral Ministries offers a well-rounded curriculum that spans preaching, counseling, church management, and other spiritual disciplines.

Available face-to-face on the main campus and at the Louisville Education Center, as well as fully online, it prepares students for a career as a local pastor, church planting leader, or religious counselor. With the pastoral ministries degree, we hope to train future leaders in Christ, at the local and international level.

Courses Offered at: Campbellsville Harrodsburg Louisville Online

Pastoral Ministries Degrees


To gain an intimate knowledge of the pastoral skills and task, Campbellsville’s pastoral ministries degree requires:

  • 12 hours of biblical language study (B.A. only), which can incorporate Old Testament Hebrew, New Testament Greek, and an Approved Modern Language.
  • 18-hour Christian Studies Core. This six-course segment spans Spiritual Formation, Christian Theology, Art of Reading the Bible, Church History, a Christian Studies internship, and an upper-division Old or New Testament course.
  • 18 hours of upper-division requirements must be chosen from two sections, with courses that include Growing a Healthy Church, Christian Evangelism, and Hymnology.

Campbellsville also offers two further options in Pastoral Ministries:

  • Pastoral Ministries Area (57 hrs), which includes the 18-hour CHS core, 27 hours of Pastoral Ministries courses, and 12 hours additional Christian Studies courses;
  • Pastoral Ministries Minor (27 hrs), which includes the 18-hour Christian Studies Core and 9 hours of upper-division Pastoral Ministries coursework.

For the student who chooses the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, 12 hours of Biblical language study are required.


This program is also available in a 100% online format. Learn more about Campbellsville University’s online BS in Pastoral Ministries.

Careers in Pastoral Ministries

  • Pastor/Minister
  • Worship Leader
  • Youth Pastor
  • Associate Pastor
  • Ministry Director
  • Clergy
  • Chaplain
  • Postsecondary Teacher
  • Theology Professor
  • Lecturer
  • Social Worker
  • Foreign or Domestic Missionary
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