Bachelor's Degree Programs in Pastoral Christian Studies

Essential Information

Bachelor degrees in pastoral Christian studies help students hone their public speaking skills and learn how to communicate with and provide counsel for church members. Many undergraduate programs in this area serve as stepping stones to master's degrees in pastoral ministry, theology, divinity or other areas of Christian or religious study.

Applicants to these programs must have a high school diploma or equivalent. They must also submit a letter or essay explaining why he or she wants to become a minister of a church.


Bachelor's in Pastoral Christian Studies

Much of the coursework included in a bachelor's degree program related to pastoral Christian studies covers review of the Bible and other historical religious documents. Some examples include:

  • New Testament study
  • Old Testament study
  • Ethics
  • Bible hermeneutics
  • Church administration
  • Systematic theology

Popular Career Options

Earning an undergraduate degree in pastoral ministry and Christian studies can provide a few different career choices. Some of these include:

  • Minister
  • Pastor
  • Church administrator
  • Theologian
  • Church counselor

Bachelor degrees in pastoral Christian studies prepare students to work with members of a church as pastors, administrators, counselors, and more.

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