Students may earn the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Christian ministry. This degree program
includes a strong foundation in textual, historical, and doctrinal courses, along with both practical and theoretical courses pertaining to local ministry and the art of preaching.

The degree is offered in two formats at our main campus in Rochester Hills. Click on a tab below to view the delivery options and degree plans.

Traditional • Daytime

Requirements for the BS in Christian Ministry
General Education Core* 49
Christian Ministry Major 52
BIB 3000 or 4000 level textual courses, including both Old and New Testament courses (3 hours must be 4000 level) 12  
BIB 2333 Biblical Studies Tools 3
BIB 2983 Biblical Interpretation 3
BIB 4394 Contemporary Issues in Hermeneutics (Capstone) 4
MIN 1333 Ministry Life 3
MIN 2613 The Congregation 3
MIN 3523 Practical Issues in Ministry 3
MIN 3613 Pastoral Care 3
MIN 3813 Ministry of the Word 3
MIN 4873 Internship 3
THL 2013 Spiritual Formation 3
THL 3793 History and Theology of the Christian Tradition I 3
THL 3893 Special Topics in Historical Theology 3
THL 4003 History and Theology of the Christian Tradition II 3
Minor (recommended) 18
Electives 9
TOTAL FOR CHRISTIAN MINISTRY MAJOR 128

*In the Christian Values unit of General Education, Bible/Ministry Majors
must take REL 1003, REL 1013, MIN 2513, and PHI 2013 or 2933.
PSY 2013 is required in the Human Institutions and Behavior section.

Accelerated • Online

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Accelerated •Online

BS in Christian Ministry (Accelerated Program)
General Education Core 25

Pre-Requisites

  • REL 1003 Intro to Christian Faith
  • REL 1013 Survey of Biblical Literature
6
Christian Ministry Major 46
BIB 3000 or 4000 level text 9  
BIB 2983 Biblical Interpretation 3
BIB 2333 Biblical Studies Tools 3
BIB 4394 Contemporary Issues in Hermeneutics (Capstone) 4
MIN 1333 Ministry Life 3
MIN 2613 The Congregation 3
MIN 3813 Ministry of the Word 3
MIN 3523 Practical Issues in Ministry 3
MIN 3613 Pastoral Care 3
THL 2013 Spiritual Formation 3
THL 3793 History & Theology I 3
THL 4003 History & Theology II 3
PHI 3923 World Religions 3
Electives 43
TOTAL FOR CHRISTIAN MINISTRY MAJOR 120