Christian Studies

The Christian Studies major at the University of the Southwest (USW) is designed for individuals preparing for Christian leadership, whether through service to the church or mission field in vocational ministry or as a volunteer engaging in Christian service.

Students who complete the Bachelors of Arts in Christian Studies from USW will have a thorough understanding of the historical, literary, and theological dimensions of the Old and New Testaments. They will also be able to articulate the rich theological doctrines of church history and engage in robust theological research. Very importantly, our students will graduate with first-hand experience in Christian ministry while also developing into leaders who will make a meaningful difference in the world around them.

Graduates of this program go on to:

  • Become pastors or other ministers in the local church
  • Become domestic or international missionaries
  • Become influential volunteers in their churches and/or communities
  • Pursue graduate study in Christian studies


Faculty

Danny Kirkpatrick, PhD
Associate Professor of Christian Studies

Office: SML-110
Email: dkirkpatrick@usw.edu


Kirkpatrick CV

Bill Sumruld, MDiv, PhD
Professor

Office: FAS-118
Email: bsumruld@usw.edu
Phone: 575.492.2128

Kevin Waldrop, PhD
Program Chair/Assistant Professor of Christian Studies
Director of the Prison Seminary

Email: kwaldrop@usw.edu
Phone: 575.492.2172


Degree Overview

The Bachelors of Arts in Christian Studies includes the University core curriculum in addition to 42 hours of academic instruction in the field of Christian Studies.

The Faculty for Christian Studies are committed to the Christ-centered mission of the University. While all members of the Christian Studies faculty are excellent scholars in their own right, they have first-hand experience in serving the local church and mission field. As such, students will not only learn from professors who have studied Christian theory but from servants of Christ who are engaging in Christian ministry currently.

As an inter-denominational school, the Christian Studies program welcomes students of all Christian denominations.

Degree Plan

To see a copy of the Christian Studies degree plan, click here


For more information about the Christian Studies program, contact Dr. Kevin Waldrop, Program Coordinator, at kwaldrop@usw.edu