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Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministries

Campbellsville University’s Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministries (BSPM) focuses on the pastoral skills of evangelism, healthy church growth, leadership, counseling, and preaching. It is designed for students who seek ministry positions within local churches or not-for-profit organizations.

Held at the CU Louisville Education Center, the BS in Pastoral 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. Many of our graduates find careers in educational institutions 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 or academic theology.

Admission requirements for the BSPM 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 Office of Admissions to send your official high school transcript. Typically, the program 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 curriculum lasts about four years.

Campbellsville’s BSPM degree takes 120 semester hours to complete, with 18 hours in Core Requirements and 15 in Pastoral Ministries Requirements. In addition, the program requires students to select elective courses in Pastoral Ministries, Biblical Studies, Educational Ministries, and Philosophical and Theological Studies. Pastoral Ministries Requirements include Pastoral Care & Counseling, Ministry of Christian Leadership, and Christian Evangelism.

Students may select either B.S. or B.A. (12 hrs of Biblical languages) program options.

No matter which pathway you choose to reach your educational goals, Campbellsville University is an excellent option for faith-based studies. We are also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Our BS in Pastoral Ministries program is facilitated by an outstanding group of full-time and adjunct faculty, including Dr. Chris Conver, Dr. Janice Seifrid, Dr. Shane Garrison, Dr. Joe Early, and Dr. Ken Hollis — all graduates of Southern Baptist Convention theological seminaries (SBTS, SWBTS, MWBTS). We invite you to explore our bachelor programs in more detail. Thank you for visiting Campbellsville University’s Louisville Education Center.


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

Bachelor of Science (or BA) in Pastoral Ministries Quickfacts

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 at the Louisville Education Center Program Definition – A wide-ranging program of study that focuses on the pastoral skills of evangelism & healthy church growth, leadership, preaching, and counseling. Contact – Dr. Chris Conver 502-753-0264, Email: