Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Seminary Studies

The bachelor’s degree in pre-seminary studies program provides you with a foundational understanding of the doctrine and teaching of the Holy Christian Church as you consider the decision to pursue seminary training.

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The Lord asked, "Who will go for us?" and Isaiah answered, "Here am I! Send me!" Do you hope to answer the call to become a pastor? Your desire to serve is an encouragement to us. The Church needs loving and grounded shepherds to lead believers while here on earth. Though there is joy in service, you likely recognize the weight of such a vocation. Let us guide you in prayerful consideration and the awareness building it takes to pursue seminary training.

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Program Overview

If you intend to pursue a Master of Divinity at seminary, this program provides you with a basic overview of the Scriptures, Lutheran doctrine, and theological languages (Hebrew and Greek). While our curriculum teaches Lutheran doctrine and our school is affiliated with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, all students who desire to prepare for the pastoral office (regardless of denominational affiliation) are welcome. Our theology faculty is made up of pastors dedicated to guiding, challenging, and encouraging you as you work toward completion of this program.

What to Expect

You will study the background and teaching of the Lutheran Church as confessed in the Book of Concord and will be grounded in the Lutheran ethos, identity, and ethic. To prepare for reading and teaching Scripture, you will begin to learn Hebrew and Greek, the original languages of the Old and New Testaments. Although not required, you are encouraged to double major in theological languages alongside the pre-seminary studies major. This program provides a solid base for further theological training; it does not train you to be a pastor.


In addition to our main and online campuses, Concordia has nine center locations which offer accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs close to where you live and work.

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