Academics, Campus wide, College of Christian Studies

Online student ministry degree offered this fall

By Jenna Johnson | April 12, 2021

Current and prospective students interested in student ministry at Charleston Southern University will be able to take courses fully online later this year. Beginning fall 2021, the College of Christian Studies will offer the online degree in addition to its current on-campus Bachelor of Arts in student ministry.

Primarily targeting prospective students who are current or future youth ministers worldwide, the new opportunity was created out of the newest partnership at Charleston Southern—the Strack Center for Global Leadership and Ministry. 

“The partnership allows us to create innovative courses exploring youth culture and ministry, biblical worldview and apologetics, and global leadership strategies,” said Walter Brigman, assistant director of the Strack Center. The center offers majors, minors and certificates in conjunction with the College of Christian Studies and CSU Online to build a generation of leaders.

CSU has added many online programs to its full menu of academic programs over the last few years. Brigman said there’s a lot of opportunity for online education.

“We’ll continue to invest in these programs to ensure that we’re able to assist students with receiving a faith-based educational experience,” he said. “It’s important to offer the student ministry degree online to continue to create opportunities for those serving the Church seeking a world-class educational experience while continuing to serve in the local church. This is education for the church, from your home.”

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