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Bachelor in Pre-Professional (Pre-Ministerial)

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Pre-Ministerial Program

Study for the ministry does not presuppose any particular undergraduate course of study. In addition to a sense of vocation for the ministry, most seminaries are more concerned with whether an applicant has acquired a broad background of knowledge and the skills of communication and critical thinking than with their undergraduate major. As a result, students may attend seminary having pursued virtually any area of concentration. It is clear, however, that some majors may be more helpful to seminary studies than others, and pre-ministerial students are urged to choose a course of study that will enhance their effectiveness both in seminary and in the ministry. Thus, pre-ministerial students often major in Psychology, Sociology, English, Human Services, Philosophy, or Religion (though some seminaries discourage applicants from an undergraduate major in religion, since so much of that study will be duplicated in their seminary training). In keeping with the need for a broad background of knowledge, pre-ministerial students are urged to be sure that they have an adequate introduction to the major areas of liberal arts study and, in particular, to the disciplines dealing with the study of society, government, economics, ethics, philosophy, literature, human behavior, and the arts. In addition, pre-ministerial students are encouraged to acquire particular kinds of managerial and interpersonal skills that will be of use in their ministry and, therefore, should consider the following courses as especially relevant to their pre-ministerial program, regardless of their particular major.

Pre-Professional (Pre-Ministerial) is offered at the following locations.

  • Ottawa, KS (Residential Campus)

Courses to Consider for the Pre-Ministerial Program

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University Accreditation

Ottawa University, as a whole, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Specific degree programs within our institution have also been accredited by relevant bodies within the field:

We are proudly recognized for our commitment to student excellence by the following designations:

Why Choose Ottawa
Almost all courses in Ottawa University’s programs are available online and accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. We make it easy for you to transfer credits in order to help keep tuition costs down. We also offer courses in accelerated 8-week terms in order to reduce your time to completion. These are just a few of the reasons why we are proud to be the best, fastest, and most affordable option locally in the Kansas City, Milwaukee, and Phoenix areas, as well as serving students nationally through our online degrees.

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