Knowledge for Service
The Christian Studies department promotes the academic study of the Bible, biblical languages, Christian education and ministry, intercultural missions, and theology. It endeavors to guide students in discerning and responding to a personal call to serve the Lord Jesus Christ, preparing them to fulfill the task that God has prepared for them.
BS: Christian Studies
Bachelor of Science: Christian Studies
A Bachelor of Science in Christian Studies provides students with an excellent education in the biblical and theological disciplines, as well as the ministerial disciplines for guiding spiritual formation and practical ministry, integrating Christian faith and learning to prepare graduates for both personal and career effectiveness.
This program also serves as a foundation for students considering our Master of Leadership in Christian Ministry degree or a Master of Divinity at another institution, granting students advanced standing in these programs an accelerating their graduation timeline.
Concentrations are available for hybrid online and residential students.
BAS: Christian Studies
Bachelor of Applied Science: Christian Studies
A Bachelor of Applied Science in Christian Studies gives people with practical experience in the field or an AAS degree from post-secondary accredited institutions advanced standing, awarding them college credit for relevant work. Hannibal-LaGrange University is the only university in the tri-state area offering a BAS degree, accelerating their graduation timeline while still providing the same core instruction in Christian Studies.
MAL: Christian Ministry
Master of Arts in Leadership: Christian Ministry
A Master of Arts in Leadership in Christian Ministry degree is designed to provide a program of professional growth for people desiring training in leadership in Christian ministry. Students are equipped with skills to lead first themselves and their families, and then lead and manage small businesses, non-profits, and churches utilizing biblically-grounded techniques and theories.
Many students are eligible for advanced standing, able to count certain undergraduate courses toward their master’s degree in addition to transferring graduate classes from other institutions.
Careers in Christian Studies
By developing skills in preaching, discipleship, leadership, and biblical interpretation, our students are prepared for a variety of opportunities within the church and non-profit organizations.
Christian Studies and Ministry graduates from HLGU have gone on to be pastors, worship leaders, missionaries, and work for non-profits across the United States and around the globe. Many of them have also continued their education by pursuing a Master of Leadership or Divinity while serving at a local church.