Chaplain Ministry Degrees

Christian Leaders Institute offers a strong option for those entering into Chaplaincy. The Program is designed to give a comprehensive understanding of the cognitive topics needed for effective Chaplaincy. There is an ever-increasing need for both ministry (upside) and vocational (paid) ordained chaplains.

The Christian Leaders Institute Chaplaincy study program goes beyond many Bible Colleges because it includes many subjects not covered at traditional institutions.

Many Ordained (students may choose to pursue the Chaplain Minister Ordination upon completion of the Bachelor in Chaplaincy Degree) Christian Leaders Institute graduates now occupy both ministry and vocation positions.

Check out our Course descriptions here. 

Associate in Chaplaincy Degree (63-64 Credits)

General Education Credits (32-33 credits)

  • English Comprehension (4 credits) OR English transfer (3 credits)
  • Basic Writing (2 credits)
  • World History (3 credits) OR World History transfer (3 credits)
  • Communications 101 (3 credits)
  • Ministry Mathematics (3 credits) OR College Algebra (3 credits) OR College Mathematics transfer (3 credits)
  • Intro to Biology (3 credits) OR Astronomy (3 credits) OR Science transfer (3 credits)
  • Philosophy 101 (3 credits) OR Philosophy transfer (3 credits)
  • Humanities (3 credits) OR Humanities transfer (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 credits) OR Social Science transfer (3 credits)
  • Sociology 101 (3 credits) OR Social Science transfer (3 credits)
  • Online Marketing (3 credits) OR Marketing transfer (3 credits)

Total: 32-33 Credits

Ministry Classes (29 credits)

  • Ministry 101 – Ministry Connections (4 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • Church and Ministry (3 credits)
  • Church History (4 credits)
  • Pastoral Care and Marriage (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Chaplaincy (3 credits)

Total: 29 credit hours

Associate in Chaplaincy Degree total: 61-62 Credits

Bachelor Degree (124-125 Credit Hours)

Associate in Chaplaincy Degree (61-62 credits)

Required Classes: 54 Credits

  • Ministry Care Conversations (3 credits)
  • PeaceSmart Relations (3 credits) OR Restoring Relationships – Transforming Justice (3 credits)
  • Thriving Marriages (4 credits)
  • Theology 1 (4 credits)
  • Early Church History (3 credits)
  • Prayer (3 credits)
  • Christian Philosophy (3 credits)
  • Domestic Tranquility (3 credits)
  • Youth Ministry (3 credits)
  • Addictions (3 credits)
  • Biblical Wisdom (4 credits)
  • Christian Apologetics (3 credits)
  • Christian Ethics (3 credits)
  • Evangelism: Presenting Grace (3 credits)
  • Enterprise 101 (3 credits)
  • Developing House Churches (3 credits)
  • Management by the Book (3 credits)

Total: 54 Required Credits

Elective Courses (9 credits)

Total Bachelor in Chaplaincy Credits: 124-125