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.
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.
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.
At least one course from each of the following four areas:
|Theology and Philosophy|
|Christian Ministry and Christian Education|
|3 Courses from the Department of Theology||9|
|3 Courses from the Department of Christian Ministry||9|