Christian Studies, minor

Program Overview

Do you desire to have a deeper understanding of ministry in a variety of contexts? Do want to be an informed Christian leader, whether or not you feel called to full-time ministry? If so, pursuing a Christian studies minor, combined with any number of majors, will give you greater insight into the Christian faith while pursuing your passion for meaningful work.

A minor in Christian studies at PLNU is designed for students who are looking to incorporate a foundational understanding of Christian ministry, Scripture, and theology into their major; who envision working in a church or ministry setting; or who simply desire personal enrichment. You will acquire valuable skills in teaching and discipleship, learning to applying the knowledge you glean both from the Bible and from your professors to your daily life. Whether your dreams lie in ministry, law, education, the nonprofit world, or anywhere else, these skills will prepare you for leadership and an ever-growing faith.

Course List

For information about the courses required for the Christian Studies, minor program, view the PLNU Catalog. 

Course Information

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Student Support

For most students, the transition into college life is one full of adjustments. There is the excitement of newfound freedoms, but also some uncertainty as you begin to make choices and take responsibility for your own future. 

At PLNU, we’re committed to supporting you — academically, professionally, spiritually, personally — so that you may be successful both in your time as a student and beyond. That’s why we offer a holistic support system that focuses on your unique experiences, particular needs, and personal and professional goals — resulting from our deep concern for you, our student.

With a focus on authentic relationships and personalized attention, our goal is to help transform you so you can follow your calling in your own career and life.

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Career Opportunities

In addition to examining the core elements of Christian faith, you will also learn practical skills in teaching and discipleship that will serve you in a variety of careers. Christian studies minors at PLNU cultivate these abilities in a Christian context that nurtures their intellectual and spiritual lives and equips them to be reasoned and ethical leaders.

A minor in Christian studies can be a useful and natural complement within a variety of careers and industries, including:

  • Ministry
  • Domestic or International Law
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Domestic or International Business
  • Teaching
  • Nonprofit Organization

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