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Associate's Degree in Ministry

Associate's Degree in Ministry
(Salem or Mountain View, MO Campuses)

Southwest Baptist University offers two associate's degrees in ministry on our campuses in Salem and Mountain View, MO. Courses are offered at convenient afternoon and evening times.

An associate's degree in ministry is a great fit for bi-vocational pastors seeking to increase their ministry training.

You may choose from an Associate of Arts in Ministry (includes a foreign language course requirement) or an Associate of Science in Ministry.

Want to learn more?

Visit the SBU-Mountain View Campus page or the SBU-Salem Campus page to learn more about the campus, admissions process, cost and financial aid, and more.

Mountain View, MO Campus

Salem, MO Campus

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The SBU Advantage

  • Be equipped for a lifetime of success by a school that is committed to doing what it takes to help you graduate and succeed.
  • Receive a high-quality, Christian higher education close to home.
  • Further your education while remaining active in the workforce through afternoon and evening classes that work with your schedule.
  • Benefit from small class sizes that provide opportunities for individualized instruction, academic guidance and networking.

Faith Integration

Southwest Baptist University is a Christ-centered university and is committed to the integration of faith and academics in all programs and degrees. Class discussions include open dialogue about how faith impacts the academic discipline. Students are encouraged to consider their own faith and how they will incorporate their faith in their chosen career paths. SBU's goal is to produce academically qualified career professionals who are also servant leaders in today's global society.

 

Degree Requirements

Associate of Arts in Ministry

Students pursuing the A.A. in Ministry must complete the following requirements:

  • General Education Requirements (42 hours)
  • Graduation Requirements — includes a foreign language (16-18 hours)
  • BIB 2093 Methods of Biblical Interpretation (3 hours)
  • CHR 2043 Introduction to Evangelism (3 hours)
  • CHR 3003 Introduction to Disciple-making (3 hours)
  • CHR 3013 Introduction to Preaching (3 hours)
  • Electives (4-6 hours)

ASSOCIATE OF Science IN MINISTRY

Students pursuing the A.S. in Ministry must complete the following requirements:

  • General Education Requirements (42 hours)
  • Graduation Requirements (10 hours)
  • BIB 2093 Methods of Biblical Interpretation (3 hours)
  • CHR 2043 Introduction to Evangelism (3 hours)
  • CHR 3003 Introduction to Disciple-making (3 hours)
  • CHR 3013 Introduction to Preaching (3 hours)
  • Electives (12 hours)