Areas of Study

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Ministry Minors

Biblical Research
Dive into the intricacies of the Bible.
Christian Education
Develop the skills of inspiration.
Cross-Cultural Ministry
Boot camp for the front-line workers of ministry.
Pastoral Counseling
Preaching Ministry
Speak the word with boldness and power.
Worship Arts
Youth & Family
Aspire to inspire.
Specialized Minors

Career Programs & Co-Operative Majors

We believe in shining the light wherever we are, whether that’s in ministry or business! For this reason Central has partnered with surrounding educational institutions to offer you a chance to study both Bible and your desired occupation. This unique program utilizes transferring credits, dual enrollment, or Specialized Educational Experiences (SEE) to allow you to receive a certificate minor or additional degree from a partnering institution while you’re enrolled at Central!

Strategic Ministry

Bachelor in Religious Studies with transferring credits to Master of Strategic Ministry degree of Johnson University. Students can complete the master’s degree in one year of study.

Campus Ministry

A minor through the SEE program with the Christian Campus House at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Campus Ministry Minor: 10 months [college campus minister, campus ministry support staff, young adult minister, and international student minister]

Christian Community Development

A minor through the SEE program with Lasting Harvest International in Panama, covering aquaculture, small animal projects, and agronomy.

Christian Community Development Minor: 10 months (Jan-Oct) [mission organization or non-profit organization community development director or project manager]

Church Administration

This SEE program applies to requirements in your BA, BS, or BRS as well as to the Master of Strategic Ministry degree of Johnson University. The student can complete the master’s degree in one year of study.

Church Administration Internship: 10 months [focuses on the effective management of church and ministry programs]

Children’s Ministry

Certificate through Central specialized courses, and can be earned as part of an associate or bachelor’s degree. It can also count toward a Master’s in Strategic Ministry.

Children’s Ministry Certificate: 15 credits [children’s minister, preschool director, parachurch ministry in Christian education]

Church Planting

This SEE program applies to requirements in your BA, BS, or BRS as well as to the Master of Strategic Ministry degree of Johnson University. The student can complete the master’s degree in one year of study.

Church Planting Internship: 10 months [covers methods of extending a faith community’s ministry through the planting of additional sites]

Special Needs Ministry

This SEE program applies to requirements in your BA, BS, or BRS as well as to the Master of Strategic Ministry degree of Johnson University. The student can complete the master’s degree in one year of study.

Special Needs Ministry Internship: 10 months [coordination and execution of meaningful ministry to people with special needs]

Sports Ministry

This SEE program applies to requirements in your BA, BS, or BRS as well as to the Master of Strategic Ministry degree of Johnson University. The student can complete the master’s degree in one year of study.

Sports Ministry Internship: 10 months [covers methods and practices for ministering to people through athletics]

Health
Medical Laboratory Technician

Degree received through Dual Enrollment with Moberly Area Community College.

Bachelor of Religious Studies with: Medical Laboratory Technician – Associate of Applied Sciences: 10 semesters total combination completion [eligible to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology certification examination]

Nursing

Degree received through Dual Enrollment with Moberly Area Community College.

Degree Options

  • Bachelor of Religious Studies with: Associate Degree Nursing (ADN): two year [eligible to apply to take the National Council of Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses]
  • Bachelor of Religious Studies with: Certificate in Practical Nursing (PN): 9 semesters total combination completion [client caregiver under direction of the Professional Registered Nurse and/or a Licensed Physician]
Occupational Therapy Assistant

Degree received through Dual Enrollment with Moberly Area Community College.

Bachelor of Religious Studies with: Certification in Occupational Therapy: 10 semesters total combination completion [eligible to sit for the National Certification Exam to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant]

Business & Web
Accounting

Degree received through Dual Enrollment with Moberly Area Community College.

Degree Options

  • Bachelor of Religious Studies with an: Accounting Certificate: 32 credits [Accounting workforce]
  • Bachelor of Religious Studies with: Business Calculations Certificate of Specialization: 16 credits [Entry-level position in the accounting field] Plus Minor of choice: 15 credits
  • Associate of Professional Studies with: Business Calculations Certificate of Specialization: 16 credits 

 

 

Business Administration

Degree received through online Dual Enrollment with Johnson University.

Degree Options

  • Bachelor of Religious Studies with: Business Administration Core Requirements: 30 credits [human resource management, financial management, marketing, public relations]
  • Arts & Sciences Requirements: 15 credits
    • Classes: Principles of Economics / College Algebra / Online Cornerstone Experience / Senior Capstone Seminar / Social Psychology [Will apply to the general studies requirements of the BRS]
Business Office Administration

Degree received through Dual Enrollment with Moberly Area Community College.

Degree Options

  • Bachelor of Religious Studies with: Business Office Administration Certificate: 32 credits [administrative office professional, office support positions, administrative assistant, receptionist, data entry clerk, church secretary, parachurch support staff]
  • Associate of Professional Studies with: Office Basics Certificate of Specialization: 18 credits [entry-level position as an office professional]
Computer Information Systems

Degree received through Dual Enrollment with Moberly Area Community College.

Degree Options

  • Bachelor of Religious Studies with: Computer Information-Networking Certificate: 32 credits [networking field]
  • Bachelor of Religious Studies with: Computer Information-Programming Certificate: 32 credits [entry-level programmer]
  • Bachelor of Religious Studies OR Associate of Professional Studies with: Certificate of Specialization: 18 credits
    • Certificate of Specializations available in: Computer Support Specialist, Network Security, Systems Administration, Web Development, Networking,Programming, Systems Operations
Graphic Arts Technology

Degree received through Dual Enrollment with Moberly Area Community College.

Degree Options

  • Bachelor of Religious Studies with: Graphic Arts Technology Certificate: 32 credits [graphic designer, web page designer, desktop publisher, or parachurch support staff]
  • Associate of Professional Studies with: Graphic Arts Certificate of Specialization: 19 credits [develops technical skill and creative artistry in digital imaging and file creation]
Marketing/Management

Degree received through Dual Enrollment with Moberly Area Community College.

Degree Options

  • Bachelor of Religious Studies with: Marketing / Management Certificate: 32 credits [marketing and sales manager, sales representative, advertising and promotions, public relations, church administrator, or parachurch ministry marketing director]
  • Associate of Professional Studies with: Certificates of Specialization: 18 credits
    • Specialization in:  Customer Service Representative, Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing
Marketing/Management

Degree received through Dual Enrollment with Moberly Area Community College.

Degree Options

  • Bachelor of Religious Studies with: Marketing / Management Certificate: 32 credits [marketing and sales manager, sales representative, advertising and promotions, public relations, church administrator, or parachurch ministry marketing director]
  • Associate of Professional Studies with: Certificates of Specialization: 18 credits
    • Specialization in:  Customer Service Representative, Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing
Education
Early Childhood Education

Degree received through Dual Enrollment with Moberly Area Community College.

Degree Options

  • Bachelor of Religious Studies with: Early Childhood Education Certificate: 32 credits [teacher, caregiver or director in a childcare center, teacher or director at a church preschool, home childcare provider, paraprofessional in a public school, or homeschool educator]
  • Associate of Professional Studies with: Early Learning Assistant Certificate of Specialization: 16 credits [skills to provide care and education to children under the supervision of early childhood teachers]
Elementary Education

State licensure to teach in public schools through the online American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE).

Degree Options

  • Teacher Preparation Certificate: 3 classes & 60 contact hours working with children in licensed K-12 school. [ABCTE is a state-approved route to full teacher certification in Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah]
  • Dual Enrollment for: a BRS from Central & a BS from participating college
    Degree Received through Dual Enrollment with Moberly Area Community College.
    The following universities offer teacher certification programs Central students have utilized:
      • Central Methodist University (Fayette, Missouri)
      • Fort Hays State University (Hays, Kansas; online)
      • Hannibal -LaGrange University (Hannibal, Missouri)
  • Graduate Opportunities:
    The following universities offer teacher certification programs within a master’s degree that Central graduates have utilized:
    • Emporia State University (Emporia, Kansas)
    • Johnson University (Knoxville, Tennessee)
Secondary Education

State licensure to teach in public schools through the online American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE).

Degree Options

  • Teacher Preparation Certificate: 3 classes & 60 contact hours working with children in licensed K-12 school. [ABCTE is a state-approved route to full teacher certification in Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah]
  • Dual Enrollment for: a BRS from Central & a BS from participating college
    Degree Received through Dual Enrollment with Moberly Area Community College.
    The following universities offer teacher certification programs Central students have utilized:
      • Central Methodist University (Fayette, Missouri)
      • Fort Hays State University (Hays, Kansas; online)
      • Hannibal -LaGrange University (Hannibal, Missouri)
  • Graduate Opportunities:
    The following universities offer teacher certification programs within a master’s degree that Central graduates have utilized:
    • Emporia State University (Emporia, Kansas)
    • Johnson University (Knoxville, Tennessee)
Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 with a 2.50 GPA in the prerequisite general studies courses.

TESOL Certificate: ~21 credits [an English teacher to speakers of other languages]

Industry
Drafting Design Technology

Degree received through Dual Enrollment with Moberly Area Community College.

Degree Options

  • Bachelor of Religious Studies with: Drafting Design Technology Certificate: 32 credits [drafting design roles in residential, industrial, civil specialty areas, and construction companies for Christian markets]
  • Associate of Professional Studies with: Drafting Design Technology Certificate of Specialization: 16 credits [entry-level position in the drafting/CAD field]
Industrial Technology

Degree received through Dual Enrollment with Moberly Area Community College.

Degree Options

  • Bachelor of Religious Studies with: Industrial Electrical Technician Certificate: 32 credits [electrical technician]
  • Bachelor of Religious Studies with: Industrial Technology Certificate: 32 credits [welding, tool and die making, DC/AC electronics and electricity skills necessary to work in industrial maintenance]
  • Bachelor of Religious Studies with: Industrial Technology Mechatronics Certificate: 32 credits [electrical systems, motor control, hydraulics and pneumatics, programmable logic controllers, safety, and quality control skills necessary for automated manufacturing]
  • Associate of Professional Studies with: Mechatronics Certificate of Specialization: 18 credits [basic skills in industrial maintenance, manufacturing and DC/AC electronics]
Welding & Metals Technology

Degree received through Dual Enrollment with Moberly Area Community College.

Bachelor of Religious Studies with: Welding & Metals Technology Certificate: 32 credits [welder, metal worker, construction worker, bi-vocational minister]

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