Preprofessional Ministry

Prepare for graduate training in church leadership, especially a seminary degree leading to ministry. The program is not a major, and students of any major may participate. The program is open to students of any faith. 

  • Learn the basics of business functions for managing a congregation's operations.
  • Gain an understanding of the human experience before you start graduate studies in organizational studies and mission work.
  • Develop public presentation skills.
  • Develop awareness of major world religions in preparation for ministry in a global environment.
  • Improve your written communication skills.
  • Focus on one of the following areas: conflict management; history of the canonization of church doctrines, creeds and documents; counseling; comparative religion; sociology of religion.


Students minoring in preprofessional ministry must complete 18 hours, including 6 upper-level credits as follows:


  • Intro to Business
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Advanced Public Speaking
  • Intro to World Religions
  • Advanced Composition
  • Creative Nonfiction: The Personal Essay

One of These Courses

  • Interpersonal Conflict Management
  • The World of Late Antiquity
  • Europe in the Early Middle Ages
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychology
  • Judaism, Christianity and Islam
  • Religion, Ritual and Belief

This program information has been taken from the current College of Arts and Sciences catalog. This information is subject to change and is updated with each academic year.