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Bachelor's Degree in Christian Studies

Start your ministry journey with a Christian Studies degree!

Do you have a heart for worship and service? Want to pursue a biblical studies major, earn your degree and head directly into a ministry? Thinking about moving from theology undergraduate to master’s candidate in pursuit of a seminary degree in the future? Let us help you prepare to take your place in Christian service with a major in Christian Studies. 

Whether you’re seeking a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science, University of the Cumberlands offers some of the best biblical studies programs in the nation. Our experienced faculty members are accomplished scholars and ministers, each dedicated to helping you develop strategies and skills for serving Christ in the U.S. and around the world.

Let our bachelor’s in Christian Studies program give you the skills you need to pursue a ministry in evangelism, church planting, and discipleship, leading personal and compassionate ministry for all people.

Careers in Biblical Studies with a Christian Studies degree

What careers can you pursue with a biblical studies degree? Quite a few, actually. Graduates of our Christian Studies degree program have served and still serve in Christian missions around the world. You could join them and take the Gospel to people who have never heard it, planting churches in areas others have never reached. You could also serve in the local church – as a pastor, youth or children’s leader, worship minister – or pursue leadership positions, such as Director for Religion and Education, in national, regional, or international organizations. Plus, with a Bachelor of Christian Studies from Cumberlands, you’ll have a firm foundation for further studies at a graduate level, further opening up doors of opportunity down the line.

Graduates professionally prepared with degrees in Christian studies, biblical studies or theological studies can pursue career opportunities in and around ministry, including:

  • Adult Ministries Director
  • Christian Education Director
  • Ministry Instructor
  • Director of Religious Activities

Is Pursuing a Christian Degree worth it?

When you answer God’s call in your life, you choose a life of service to others. In this respect, a Christian studies degree is abundantly “worth it,” giving you the tools you need to more faithfully fulfill God’s will for you in any number of ministry opportunities. 

Pursuing Christian studies from one of the best biblical studies colleges in the nation—University of the Cumberlands—also helps you connect with a host of students, staff and alumni that share your faith and your dedication to others. All of which can help you pursue any number of career opportunities, from church planting to leading Christian organizations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2020, the average wage for religious workers came in around $40,000 annually—$56,000 for members of the clergy, $45,000 for directors and leaders of religious activities and education.


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


Click here to view University of the Cumberlands' accreditation information. 

Serving God might take you anywhere in life, and we are ready to help you follow God's call through our Christian ministry degree program! Fill out the form on this page for more information. Let’s talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities, and more!

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A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.