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Theology and Christian Leadership, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
California, MD, United States
Students in Theology and Christian Leadership program at  California Lutheran University examine connections between belief and practice in everyday life. They serve as interns in organizations putting values into action and study the role of faith in society.
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The Theology and Christian Leadership program at  California Lutheran University equips students to design a major or minor appropriate for their interests and career goals.

Students begin by selecting their area of specialization:

  • Children, Youth, and Family Ministry
  • Not for Profit & Social Sector
  • Spirituality and the Arts

Two key features define every major and minor experience: 1) an internship with an organization that will allow the student to develop themselves as leaders and 2) a seminar of 4-8 students to integrate experiences in the classroom and on internship into their self-understanding as leaders.

Your Future

Since most of our graduates have combined multiple academic fields into their major or minor, they are prepared for a wide variety of careers focused on interpersonal engagement.

Alumni may continue graduate studies related to sexuality, arts, theology or management.

Our alumni work as teachers, counselors, camp directors, non-profit leaders, and pastors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Religion, Identity and Vocation
  • Intergrative Seminar Vocation & Leadrshp
  • Interfaith Storytelling and Organizing
  • Biblical Greek 
  • Bible in the Ancient World
  • The Bible and the Contemporary World
  • Exploring the Qur'an
  • Luther and the 16th Century Reformations

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Complete Your Application & Essay
  • Request Recommendation
  • Submit Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • English Proficiency
  • Optional Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for California

  • 1570 - 2660 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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