Bachelor of Science in Ministerial Leadership

Southeastern University’s BS in Ministerial Leadership is created for students who have a passion for children’s ministry, missions, or another part of the body of Christ. It prepares Christians, who may not be called to pastor an entire congregation, to serve in leadership and support roles at churches and other faith-based organizations. The program is based in a Christ-centered liberal arts curriculum where students develop an understanding and appreciation of God and His creation, human creativity, as well as reason and our place of responsibility as stewards in the world God has made. The ministerial leadership major then allows students to cultivate a solid foundation in all aspects of ministry, including Biblical interpretation, counseling, and preaching.

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the ministerial leadership program will:

  • Build, refine and expand their ministry skills.
  • Develop a strong foundation in general life skills, theology, the Bible, spiritual development, church ministry, leadership principles, and church organization.
  • Satisfy the educational requirements for ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God.

Total Credits: 120 hours

  • General education core: 36 hours
  • Biblical and theological studies: 21 hours
  • Church leadership studies: 27 hours
  • General electives: 36 hours

Program Length: Classes offered in 8-week sessions
Program Delivery: Online cohort
Tuition: $390 per credit hour

Admissions Requirements

  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Biographical essay
  • Personal reference form
  • ACT or SAT I scores (if applicable)


General Education Core (36 hours)

Art of Communication (9 hours)
ENGL 1133 English Composition I
ENGL 1233 English Composition II
COMM 1433 Fundamentals of Speech

Behavioral and Social Sciences (9 hours)

PSYC 1133 Introduction to Psychology
HIST 2013 American History I
SSCI 2133 Introduction to Sociology

Business (2 hours)

BUSI 1902 Personal Financial Stewardship

Humanities & Fine Arts (6 hours)

ENGL 2133 Introduction to Literature
ENGL 2233 Introduction to Humanities

Mathematics (6 hours)

MATH 1313 Liberal Arts Math I
MATH 1323 Liberal Arts Math II

Natural Science (4 hours with lab)

NSCI 1033 Life Science
NSCI 1033L Life Science Lab

Biblical and Theological Studies (21 hours)


BINT 1233 New Testament Survey
BIOT 1133 Old Testament Survey
BIBL 2623 Biblical Hermeneutics
BINT 3833 1 and 2 Corinthians
THEO 1503 Christ, Culture, and the University
THEO 2133 Theology of God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit
THEO 3133 Theology of Salvation, the Church, and Eschatology

Ministerial Leadership Studies (27 hours)


PHIL 2003 Principles of Ethics
PMIN 2123 Christian Spirituality
PMIN 3133 Homiletics I
PMIN 3533 Pastoral Theology I
PMIN 3833 Organizational Behavior and Leadership Styles
PMIN 4023 Leadership Development
PMIN 4133 Pastoral Counseling
PMIN 4323 Church Business Administration
PMIN 4423 Multiple-Staff Ministry

General Electives (36 hours)


College-level courses from any department