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Ministry and Vocation, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Abilene, TX, United States
The Ministry and Vocation bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University gives you a solid theological foundation in the Old and New Testaments, as you gain an understanding of how biblical principles are applied to daily life and ministry.
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At Ministry and Vocation bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University we offer four distinct tracks of study within this major; choose the one that best fits your calling.

  • The youth and family ministry concentration prepares students to minister to adolescents and families in church settings.
  • Worship ministry, designed in collaboration with the Department of Music, explores how music can spiritually form a congregation and how it’s been used historically to worship God.
  • The vocational missions concentration is ideal for those looking to support themselves for secular work, while living as part of a missions team.
  • The children and family ministry concentration contains coursework in the education and psychology of children.


  • Missionary
  • Chaplain
  • Minister
  • Counselor
  • Evangelist
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Charity Officer
  • Church Planter
  • Church Camp Director
  • Bible Teacher

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Preaching
  • Living the Mission
  • Story of Spiritual Formation
  • Philosophy of Religion 
  • Ethics 
  • History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy 
  • History of Modern Philosophy 
  • Religious Teachings of C.S. Lewis 
  • Christianity in Culture 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Complete an Application for Admission. There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Send your official high school and/or college transcript(s) 
  • Standardized Test Scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Abilene

  • 932 - 1730 USD/month
    Living Costs

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