Christian Studies, B.A.

Committed to critical thinking from the Christian perspective, a degree in Christian Studies prepares students for careers in ministry as well as a variety of other vocations. The program provides encouraging academic inquiry into the Bible, church history, theology, ministry, and ethics. Classes nourish personal growth and prepare graduates for purposeful lives of meaningful service. In concert with Campbell’s Mission Statement, the program embodies the conviction that there is no conflict between the life of faith and the life of inquiry.

How Campbell Leads

  • An active Christian Studies Club hosts regular social and service events, fostering a tight-knit community.
  • Annual study abroad opportunities led by Christian Studies faculty.
  • Small faculty-to-student ratios allow students to engage in personalized study in the fields of theology, ethics, Old and New Testament, ministry and church history.
  • Endowed departmental scholarships available.
  • Strong relationship with the University’s Divinity School provides opportunities to participate in chapel services, special programming such as the Annual Religion Lecture Series, and networking.
  • Access to part-time and full-time church positions for students.

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Classes in youth and family ministry, discipleship, Christian community, and other related topics help students discern their vocational callings and interests.

Required Courses
  • Pastor/minister
  • Youth minister
  • Missionary
  • Church planter
  • Public health worker
  • Social worker
  • Lawyer
  • Journalist
  • Counselor
  • Chaplain
  • Religious scholar
  • Professor/teacher
  • Non-profit agency