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University of the Cumberlands pre seminary students discussing the Bible.


If you’re preparing for full-time Christian service, the key is to be ready for whatever God calls you to do. At University of the Cumberlands, we recognize that full-time Christian service includes serving in the local church and in missions, but we also understand it can take you well beyond these areas of ministry. That’s why we provide our pre-seminary bachelor’s degree program in religion.

Churches and denominations need people well-versed in many academic disciplines. We’re here to help you obtain that education and the relevant skills that go with it for a broad-based general education curriculum–combined with study in a major field–to prepare for effective ministry in the future.

The curricula of our Department of Missions and Ministry provides several tracks to help you develop your interests in particular areas of ministry and religious vocation. We also recommend the following pre-seminary courses to help prepare you for seminary:

  • RELG 133 Church History
  • RELG 135 Old Testament Survey
  • RELG 136 New Testament Survey
  • RELG 234 Interpreting the Bible
  • RELG 236 Introduction to Theology
  • RELG 331 Advanced Study of the Old Testament
  • RELG 332 Advanced Study of the New Testament
  • RELG 339 World Religions


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

Your journey to Godly service may not begin in seminary–or even at UC–but you can accelerate your success with the right education. Let University of the Cumberlands help you get there with our pre-seminary studies program. Fill out the form on this page for more information.

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