2023-2024 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog

Christian Ministry Major (B.A.)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study

The Christian ministry major is designed for students considering a career in ministry or missions. Additionally, this program is designed for students who might have other career aspirations but understand and desire to pursue God’s ministry/missions calling for Christians in all vocations.

General Education - University Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

Click here  to view the General Education - University Core Curriculum requirements.

General Education - Distribution Areas: 23-27 Credits

Christian Ministry Major: 48-52 Credits

Biblical and Religious Studies: 8 Credits

(choose 4 credits from each of the following subgroups, for a total of 8 credits)

  • BREL 300-level elective: Jewish & Christian Scriptures (4)
  • BREL 300/400-level elective: Theology, Ethics, Church History (4)

(See the Christian and Religious Studies Major (B.A.)  for a list of upper-level courses that fall under the noted subgroups: Area I: Jewish and Christian Scriptures; Area II: Historical/Cultural Studies; Area III: Theological/Ethical Studies)

General Electives: 27-35 Credits

Total Required Credits: 128

*Language Requirement: A placement exam alone cannot satisfy this requirement. Four (4) credits of language are required (102 or higher). However, many students will complete up to 16 language credits. These additional credits will be applied to the General Electives block.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study