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Christian Ministries B.S. (online)

Christian Ministries B.S. (online)


Grow in Ministry Leadership

Learn to serve well, and be equipped to pursue godly leadership opportunities. You will develop a strong foundation from which to further your love for God and others, live out the gospel in your community and learn discernment for daily life.

Be mentored by caring professors
Find your fit in our community
Get involved and make a difference


Career Potential

Christian Ministries Program

Be equipped to make an impact on the lives of others and pursue further education in roles such as:

  • Youth Leader
  • Assistant Pastor
  • Complete your Master of Divinity to pursue senior pastorate
  • Pursue your Doctor of Ministry or Doctor of Philosophy
Christian Ministries Program

“I realized my lack of education was a hurdle in ministry that I didn’t realize I was trying to run away from or climb over. Seeing what I’ve been able to learn and experience at CSU so far, I never want my education or lack of education to be another hurdle in ministry. I don’t want my lack of education to hinder me from going where I think God is leading me.”

Daniel Reider
Christian Ministries Major | Seminole, FL


What Will You Learn?

In all of the programs at CSU, you’ll be interacting with small class sizes and professors who really care and desire to mentor you. You’ll not only receive quality academics to prepare you for your career, but discipleship to prepare you for life.

Christian Ministries Program
Better serve your local church and community

Get the practical training you need to lead others effectively and confidently. You will study God’s Word as it relates to ministry leadership and practical ministry skills.

Biblical and theological studies

You will gain a solid foundation in biblical truths and theology to equip you for a godly ministry, career and life.

Foundation for the future

Take advantage of over 50 credits of electives to help you successfully pursue specific skills that will fit your goals!


What You Will Study

Each of your courses will be taught from a biblical worldview, and you’ll learn with an intimate group of peers led by professors who care about your success.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted.
Course Descriptions can be found in the catalog.

Bible and Theology Core
  • Principles of Bible Study [BI100]
  • Bible Survey [BI111]
  • World Religions [EV220]
  • Building a Biblical Lifestyle [TH120]
  • Theology Survey [TH211]
  • Theological Distinctives [TH308]
  • Senior Seminar [TH480]
  • Biblical Studies Electives – 6 credits

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Arts and Sciences Core
  • Academic and Researched Writing [EN121]
  • Writing Across the Disciplines [EN122]
  • Living Well [HP101] – 1 credit
  • Worldviews: Humanities and Science [PH206]
  • General Psychology [PS100]
  • Arts & Science Electives – 18 credits
  • History Core Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Math or Science Elective

This is an example of what your course list may look like. You and your advisor will choose your courses within your program to meet your goals.

Christian Ministries Program
  • The Family Life of the Ministry Leader [EM412]
  • Foundations of Ministry Leadership [EM413]
  • The Personal Life of the Ministry Leader [PA311]
  • Dynamics of Discipleship [PS310]

This is an example of what your course list may look like. You and your advisor will choose your courses within your program to meet your goals.

  • Ministry Communications Electives – 3 credits (choose 1 course)
    • Effective Bible Teaching [EM303]
    • Expository Preaching [PA412]
  • Ministry Leadership Electives – 15 credits
  • Free Electives – 21 credits

This is an example of what your course list may look like. You and your advisor will choose your courses within your program to meet your goals.

Program Highlights
  • Tailor your education to suit your interests through 50 credits of elective studies.
  • Earn your degree completely online!
Pursue your passion for ministry!

Prepare yourself for a future of godly leadership to make a difference in your church and community.


Starting Dates

Flexibility is key. Jump in and start reaching toward your goals at any time of year with our multiple start dates.













Youth Ministry Degree
Online Degree at Clarks Summit Univerity


You want to
choose a university:

  • Where you can enhance your future.
  • Where you will grow in your relationship with Christ.
  • Where you truly find your fit.

Every class at CSU is carefully crafted to help you take your career and ministry to the next level. You will be immersed in principles from God’s Word as you learn practical tools and gain valuable training to apply to your career.


Take the Next Step

Apply or request information about CSU's programs, where you'll learn through a biblical worldview, become part of an encouraging community and prepare to serve Christ through your life and career.



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