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Bachelor of Science in Christian Social Ministries

Campbellsville University’s Bachelor of Science in Christian Social Ministries (BSCSM) is tailored for students who seek ministry positions within local churches or not-for-profit organizations. Many of our graduates find careers in educational institutions, nursing homes, and other community organizations founded in Christian faith, such as Wayside Christian Mission and Home of the Innocents. In addition, a large percentage of graduates continue their master’s studies in counseling, social work or academic theology.

Held at the CU Louisville Education Center, the BS in Christian Social Ministries seeks to create world changers for Christ — continuing learners who will grow as servant leaders, spiritual entrepreneurs, and passionate evangelicals. The curriculum is built on a commitment to the kingdom of God, to Christian higher learning, and to the Holy Spirit of promise.

Admission requirements for the BSCSM include a completed application and an official transcript from any attended college or university. If transferring to Campbellsville with less than 24 semester hours of credit from another postsecondary school, contact the CU Louisville Center to send your official high school transcript. Typically, the curriculum spans between 18 and 30 months, assuming that a student is beginning with an associate’s degree or the equivalent credits. With no transfer hours, the entire program lasts approximately four years.

Campbellsville’s BSCSM degree takes 120 semester hours to complete, including:

  • 18 hours in Core Requirements
  • 9 in Christian Studies
  • 12 in Psychology
  • 6 in Criminal Justice
  • 3 in Health Education

In total, the curriculum spans three main areas: 60 semester hours in Christian Social Ministries, 44 in General Education, and 16 in Free Electives. Core Requirements in Christian Studies include Spiritual Formation, Church History, and Christian Theology.

No matter which pathway you choose to reach your educational goals, Campbellsville University is an excellent option for Christian studies. We are also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Our BS in Christian Social Ministries program is facilitated by a remarkable group of full-time and adjunct faculty, including Dr. Chris Conver, Dr. Janice Seifrid, and Dr. Ken Hollis — all graduates of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and each have significant field as practitioners with Christian faith based organizations. We invite you to explore our bachelor programs in more detail. Thank you for visiting Campbellsville University’s Louisville Education Center.

Bachelor of Science in Christian Social Ministries

Length of Program – 18-30 months – The is a degree completion program that assumes that a student is coming in with an Associates degree or comparable credit hours. A student coming in with no transfer hours can complete this degree in about four years.

Format – On Campus, Louisville Education Center

Program Definition – School of Theology degrees are designed to graduate able Christian ministers whose training also prepares them for further educational growth in graduate professional or graduate academic theological education.

Admission Requirements – Students who have attended other colleges or universities and desire to obtain degrees from Campbellsville University will take the following steps:

  • Application
  • Official transcript (containing a complete record of all courses attempted) from each college or university previously and currently attended.
  • If transferring less than 24 semester hours of credit, arrange for the Office of Admissions to receive an official and final high school transcript

Contact – Dr. Chris Conver, Recruitment Counselor
502-753-0264, Email: