Christian Ministry and Leadership

Pursue your vocation in ministry with our Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry and Leadership. You'll be challenged to think biblically about Jesus and His Kingdom, develop spirituality in yourself and others, enhance your ministry skills, and engage with the world. This major offers you both practical and theoretical knowledge through classroom work, research and an integrated internship with a community church or para-church agency.

Unique Features

  • 18 month program
  • Students may enter the program during the spring or fall
  • Experienced and highly rated university faculty
  • Stimulating academic environment
  • Cohort groups of 7-20 students provide maximum interaction and support
  • Cohorts meet face-to-face for class one night per week in ths efficient, accelerated program
  • Students from a variety of workplaces and cultural backgrounds
  • Internships provide hands-on experience
  • Mentoring to help students identify their calling

Our Graduates

This degree is applicable in any career field but it is especially designed for those who desire to serve in church and para-church ministries. With an emphasis on leadership, preaching, teaching and general ministry skills, graduates are also well-prepared for seminary training and graduate school.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application form and $40 fee (fee waived if you attend an information meeting)
  • All application pieces, official transcripts, recommendation form and admissions essay
  • Minimum 2.4 GPA
  • 60 transferable baccalaureate level units
  • Four years post-secondary experience
  • Official high school transcripts or diploma


View a list of courses and descriptions.


New cohorts are formed each spring (February) and fall (August).

Further Information

It is important for those considering ministry that their character and conduct reflect the principals consistent with the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as noted in Scripture and the lifestyle requirements of the university. Therefore the university reserves the right to refuse acceptance or continuance in the major of those students who do not meet those requirements.

How much does it cost?

Tuition is competitively priced and financial aid is available. View details on tuition and fees.

How do I apply?

The application process is straightforward. View details on how to apply.

For additional information or for program availability, contact the following Degree Completion Offices:

Fresno Main CampusNorth Fresno CenterVisalia CenterBakersfield Center

To view all of the majors offered in the degree completion program, please visit our degree completion program page.