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Majors & Degrees

Christian Studies & Philosophy

The Department of Christian Studies and Philosophy focuses on helping students explore the philosophical foundations of Christian living and leadership while building an understanding of scripture and skills for practical ministry. You’ll pursue theological reflection in an environment that encourages critical thinking and communication skills.

The MC Experience

Many students who major in Christian Studies & Philosophy are interested in pursuing a life of service, or a career that makes a positive impact on their community. Through hands-on training programs, students gain experience making a difference. Our majors serve churches as paid staff, travel on mission trips, volunteer for charities, spend summers working at Christian camps and retreats, and intern at local churches.

What You’ll Do

Take part in activities sponsored by the Institute for Christian Leadership at Mississippi College, which provides leadership opportunities for students and faculty so they can develop into their full potential as Christian Leaders.

Bachelor of Arts – Bible

Classes in Ancient Near Eastern geography, culture, history and archaeology, and the context and content of Biblical literature, equipping students to interpret canonical Christian scriptures in preparation for vocational ministry or seminary school.

Bachelor of Arts – Biblical Languages

Coursework prepares students to read and understand the Old and New Testaments in the original Hebrew and Greek, preparing them for additional study at the graduate level. Not only does language study sharpen students’ thinking skills, being able to work with original texts opens access to many original resources.

Bachelor of Arts – Ministry Studies

This concentration helps students develop skills as leaders, administrators, educators, and missionaries, and identify their calling in the area of service and ministry.

Bachelor of Arts – Philosophy

Courses involve intensive thinking and writing on the central questions of knowledge, morality, growth, logic, and faith. Students develop critical and creative skills, forming a solid foundation for work in ministry, law, business, medicine, education, and more.

As a Christian Studies & Philosophy major, you’ll take courses in topics such as:

  • The World of the Bible
  • Theological Ideas in the Bible 
  • Teachings of Jesus 
  • Foundations of Christian Ministry 
  • Christian Philosophy 
  • The Development of Christian Worship

The Department of Christian Studies and Philosophy can trace a long history at Mississippi College, which offered courses in Biblical and classical studies as far back as 1852. Today, the department continues to fulfill a valuable role, serving as the college’s philosophical center and creating a place where students and faculty can come together to consider and explore the most important questions of human existence.

Career opportunities for Christian studies and philosophy graduates include:

  • Pastor
  • Youth minister
  • Camp director
  • Worship leader
  • Teacher 

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Mississippi College graduate. Visit campus, request info, or apply today.