Department of Religion
and Philosophy

McMurry University
Abilene, Texas 79697-0368


This degree program will also equip you for roles in a wide range of schools, churches and businesses.

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What Sets Us Apart

A degree in Christian ministry from McMurry provides an excellent foundation for ministry. Practical subjects like pastoral care and counseling, preaching, and worship and liturgy are included, along with in-depth training in biblical studies and theology. Your degree will prepare you to enter any of the nation’s best seminaries and a wide range of service-oriented careers.

What You Can Earn

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry

You’ll take a wide range of core and elective classes. You’ll also complete a minor in a separate discipline and at least two years of foreign-language study.

Minor in Christian Ministry

You’ll complete at least five introductory classes and an internship in Christian ministry. (Not available for Christian ministry majors.)

Bachelor of interdisciplinary studies With a Christian Ministry concentration

This program will see you gaining the skills you’ll need to serve as a minister in the United Methodist Church.


You’ll graduate with a personal philosophy of ministry, as well as the skills you need to implement that philosophy for spiritual development, discipleship, evangelism and every other aspect of the pastor’s role. Career options might include administrative pastor, small group leader, discipleship pastor, associate pastor, among others.

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