Christian Missions

Campbellsville University’s Bachelor of Arts (or B.S.) in Christian Missions comprises a historical, spiritual, and practical education in missionary work. Using the missions as a focal point, the curriculum spans theology, anthropology, and global outreach. With the Christian missions degree, we hope to prepare missionaries who spread positive change with the Word of God.

To gain a deep understanding of the gospels, Campbellsville’s Christian missions degree requires students to complete 12 hours of biblical language study (B.A. only). This may comprise Old Testament Hebrew, New Testament Greek, and an Approved Modern Language. In addition, every undergraduate degree program within CU’s School of Theology contains an 18-hour Christian Studies Core. This six-course prerequisite spans Christian Theology, Church History, Art of Reading the Bible, Spiritual Formation, an upper-division Old or New Testament course, and a Christian Studies internship. Finally, students must complete 18 hours of upper-division coursework and a 3-hour elective.

Campbellsville also offers a Christian Missions minor, which contains the Christian Studies Core and 9 hours of upper-division coursework. For the minor, students are not required to take biblical language courses.

Faculty and Staff
Training the next generation of Christian missionaries, the program’s dedicated faculty is led by Twyla Hernandez (Ph.D.; Professor of Christian Missions) and Jennifer Garrison (Educational Ministries). Dr. John Hurtgen is the Dean of Campbellsville’s School of Theology.

Financial Aid
Campbellsville strives to offer a top-tier university education that all students can afford. Currently, over 90% of our student body receives some form of financial aid. Every student’s financial situation is different, but our aid packages may encompass grants, scholarships, student loans, work-study, and merit-based programs. We hope to create an inclusive framework that enables all students to achieve their academic dreams.

Finally, Campbellsville is proud to offer financial support through the church and other Christian-based endowments. Most of our student body is eligible to receive church-based aid, regardless of their Christian denomination. Visit this page for more information about our financial aid programs.


Christian Studies Core Requirements (18 hrs)

CHS 211 Art of Reading the Bible
CHS 230 Spiritual Formation
CHS 365 Christian Studies Internship
CHS 432 Christian Theology
CHS 471 Church History
CHS Upper Level Old or New Testament Course

Christian Missions Major, 39-51 hours
(includes 21 hours of Christian Missions courses)

Christian Missions Minor, 27 hours
(includes 9 hours of Christian Missions courses)