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Christian Studies

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Impact God’s world through God’s Word as you study ministry leadership at NGU.

First-Choice Grad School
Of the Christian Studies graduates at NGU, 98% get accepted into their first-choice grad school.
Course Requirements
Few specific courses are required in the Christian Studies program. You’re free to study what you want, when you want.
Explore over a dozen Christian electives covering everything from apologetics and evangelism to Greek, Hebrew, philosophy, and Christian ethics.

Invest Biblically to Impact Globally 

Prepare to pursue eternally significant work. Follow your calling as a pastor, missionary, counselor, chaplain, church planter, and more. 

From the nearest church to the furthest corner of the world, God’s glory matters. Connect your personal story to God’s greater purpose with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies.


  • Biblical/Theological Concentration
  • Christian Education Concentration
  • Christian Studies Concentration
  • Practical Ministry Concentration

What Can I Do with a Degree in Christian Studies?

A degree in Christian Studies can equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to make a positive impact on people’s lives, fostering spiritual development, and promoting the well-being of individuals and communities.

Christian Counselor


Nonprofit Executive Director


Worship Leader

Youth Minister

Experience Learning Across the Globe

From Tigerville to Oxford to Israel

Engage with and minister to people from other cultures as you study abroad in England. Or bring your faith to life on a perspective-altering trip to Israel.

Put Your Faith to Work

Connect with your professors outside the classroom through several work-study programs. Experience first-hand what it looks like to engage both your faith and career.

Church and Academic Internships

Experience how academic and spiritual growth combine on campus. Serve local-area churches in a variety of ministry settings. All while earning credit for up to six semester hours. 

Ministry Beside Experienced & Faithful Disciplers

Walter E. Johnson, PhD
Dean, College of Christian Studies
Jeff Rankin, PhD
Associate Dean, Christian Studies
Matthew Wireman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Christian Studies
Allen McWhite, PhD
Department Chair, Intercultural Studies
Stephen G. Crouse, PhD
Senior Campus Pastor
Curtis K. Horn Jr., PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Michael Landrum, MDiv
Program Director, Youth Ministry
Donny R. Mathis II, PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Frankie J. Melton, Jr., PhD
Assistant Professor, Christian Studies
Bill W. Murray, PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Gerald Roe, DMiss
Program Chair, Intercultural Studies
Thomas Willoughby, PhD
Associate Professor, Christian Studies
Dallas Vandiver, PhD
Program Director, Christian Ministries
Matthew Hirt, PhD
Assistant Professor, Intercultural Studies
Joshua J. Styles, JD
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice and Christian Studies

Customize Your Christian Study Experience

Ministry Leadership Year 1

Year 1 Sample Courses

  • Spiritual Formations
  • Old Testament Survey
  • New Testament Survey
  • Western Civilization to 1715
  • Western Civilization Since 1715
Ministry Leadership Year 2

Year 2 Sample Courses

  • English Literature Course
  • Oral Communication
  • Principles of Theological Research and Writing
  • Hermeneutics
  • Christian Studies Biblical Course
Ministry Leadership Year 3

Year 3 Sample Courses

  • Foreign Language Courses
  • Humanities
  • Christian Studies Practical Course
  • Christian Studies Historical, Theological, or Ethical Course
  • Christian Studies Electives
Ministry Leadership Year 4

Year 4 Sample Courses

  • Christian Studies Historical, Theological, or Ethical Course
  • Christian Studies Biblical Course
  • Christian Studies Electives
  • Open Electives
  • Senior Seminar

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel every semester, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. You earn credit through attendance, and each course counts as half a credit. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

Have Questions about the Program?

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Jeff Rankin, PhD

Associate Dean, Christian Studies
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