Campbell Divinity, Christian Studies partner for dual degree program

BUIES CREEK, North Carolina – The Campbell University Divinity School and the College of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Christian Studies announce a new dual degree program that allows students to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies and a Master of Divinity in as little as six years.

The traditional route of completing an undergraduate degree then continuing on to a graduate program takes a minimum of seven years.

Dr. Adam English, chair of the Department of Christian Studies, recalls his own call to the ministry.

“When I answered the call to ministry as a teenager, I remember asking my pastor if I needed to go to college or if I should just go straight to divinity school,” said English.

“My own journey helps me remember that when a young person experiences a call from God and becomes burdened with the spiritual needs of the world, there is a strong desire to get going, to get into the field and start doing kingdom work immediately.”

The new 3+3 program through the Department of Christian Studies and Campbell Divinity School helps students do just that.

By streamlining the course of study, it creates stability of residence, says English. The six-year program affords the opportunity to begin serving at a church while enrolled in the undergraduate program and continue on at that same church through graduate studies.

“The benefit is that you could graduate with the BA and M.Div.,” said English. “And an impressive record of experience in church work.”

Obtaining a BA in Christian Studies and a Master of Divinity prepares students for a wide variety of vocational ministries, including: pastoral/congregational ministry, denominational ministry/service, missions, non-profit ministry, and chaplaincy.

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