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What Can I Do With This Pre-Seminary Degree?

Ministry Positions

If you’re preparing for the ministry1 and a life of Christian service, University of the Cumberlands pre-seminary program will give you the solid biblical background you need to enter seminary. Those who answer God’s call to the pulpit earn a median salary of $50,400 annually. The field itself is projected to grow 4 to 6 percent over the next several years. As for additional ministry opportunities in the local church, the need for other religious workers2 is also projected to grow by as much as 6 percent with a median wage of $31,630 per year.

Director of Religious Activities3

A degree in religion, missions or biblical studies can also take you down other career paths serving God where He sends you, from planting churches and global missions to serving in the local church. For example, a director position in Religious Activities offers a median salary of $43,860 annually with a projected growth rate of 4-6 percent over the next decade.

Postsecondary Instructor4

Or you could pursue a postsecondary teaching position in religious studies, missions or biblical ministry. With a median annual salary of $79,540, employment opportunities as a college professor or instructor are projected to grow 11 percent by 2028.


  • Pastor
  • Minister
  • Director of Religious Activities and Education
  • Adult Ministries Director
  • Christian Education Director
  • Religious Education Coordinator
  • Religious Studies Professor
  • Ministry Instructor
  • Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies

"4-6 Percent" Projected Growth Rate for Clergy1

2Religious Workers, All Other
3Director, Religious Activities and Education
4Postsecondary Teachers