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Christian Studies

Christian Studies

If you are pursuing a major that is outside of the Courts Redford College of Theology and Ministry but would like to further your Biblical studies or receive additional ministry training, then SBU's unique Christian Studies degree is made for you!

This degree can only be a secondary major and is designed to allow student preparing for another vocation to receive a balanced program of training in theological and ministry studies. The program has great flexibility so you can choose the coursework to meet your needs and interests.

The Christian Studies degree is perfect for someone who wants to have a lifestyle of Christian service while earning a living through another vocation and is also a great fit for someone wanting to prepare for bivocational ministry in a local church or parachurch organization.

SBU students

the sbu advantage

  • While many schools offer degrees in fields such as business, education and communications, there are few places like SBU where you can receive career preparation in your discipline while also receiving theological and ministry training.
  • Seminaries accept students with a variety of academic backgrounds. This major allows you to study in another discipline while also taking courses that will prepare you for further study in a seminary setting.

Faith Integration

The heart of the Christian Studies degree is the integration of the Christian faith and academic discipline. When you add Christian Studies to your academic career as a second major, you will gain knowledge about Biblical studies and Christian service and will be challenged to consider how you can use that knowledge to be a more effective servant leader in your chosen vocation.

Clint Bass

Dr. Clint Bass, Associate Professor
Mike Fuhrman

Dr. Mike Furhman, Professor
Kelly Malone

Dr. Kelly Malone, Associate Professor
Bing Bayer

Dr. Bing Bayer, Professor
Duke Jones

Dr. Duke Jones, Professor
Zach Manis

Dr. Zach Manis, Professor
Donald Denton

Dr. Donald Denton, Professor
Prosperly Lyngdoh

Dr. Prosperly Lyngdoh, Associate Professor
Rodney Reeves

Dr. Rodney Reeves, Dean

scholarships

As a Christian Studies student, you will be eligible for the Church Related Vocation (CRV) scholarship, which is currently valued at $2,000 per year. To maintain this scholarship, you must be enrolled in a ministry-related degree program, submit the necessary application and references, participate in SBU's in-service training program and complete any other requirements.

Several privately funded scholarships are also available by application to students preparing for service in missions and evangelism.

christian studies requirements

christian studies core

At least one course from each of the following four areas:

  Biblical Studies   
  Theology and Philosophy  
  Christian Ministry and Christian Education  
  Intercultural Studies  
Total hours 12

electives from theology and christian ministry

  3 Courses from the Department of Theology  9
  3 Courses from the Department of Christian Ministry 9
Total hours 18