The B.A. in Pastoral Leadership comprises 120 credit hours. Courses are offered in an 8 week session format with online and evening options.
Major Courses (42 credit hours)
IPS 570 Introduction to Theology and Ministry
CPST 250 Foundations of Organizations
CPST 276 Introductory Finance and Budgetary Best Practices
CPST 278 Fundraising and Financial Sustainability
CPST 270 Effective Boards and Plans
CPST 272 Building a Volunteer and Support Base
CPST 280 Mission and Organizational Development and Assessment
CPST 274 Advocacy and Program Promotion
CPST 247 Computer Concepts and Applications
Communication Skills, Choose One:
COMM 231 Communication & Conflict Management
COMM 273 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 237 Small Group Communication
Leadership Skills, Choose One:
CPST 360 Development and Change in Organizations
CPST 370 Leadership Theories and Organizations
CPST 380 Leadership Culture and Ethics
Choose and complete one major elective track (Social Justice or Pastoral Studies).
Social Justice Electives to the Major*:
IPS 610 Social Justice Foundations
IPS 620 Diversity and Equity
IPS 660 Leadership in Social Justice Organizations
Pastoral Studies Electives to the Major**:
IPS 416 Christian Origins: New Testament
IPS 417 Literature of Ancient Israel
IPS 402 The Church and Its Mission
*These courses will count toward an M.A in Social Justice at the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago.
**These courses will count toward an M.A in Pastoral Studies at the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago.
Pre-requisites to the major:
COMM 175 Introduction to Communication or COMM 150 Communication Processes
SCPS Courses (9 credit hours)
CPST 200 Introduction to Degree Completion
CPST 201 Professional Identity and Development
CPST 397 Capstone
The number of hours remaining toward Core requirements can vary due to transfer credit. Learn More
Mission Specific Requirements
Mission specific requirements can vary from 0 to 15 credit hours based on your prior credit. Learn More
General Elective Requirements
Students may have some general elective coursework to complete if their transfer credit and remaining required hours (Core, mission specific, major, etc.) do not total 120. Learn More
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Course Rotation Schedules
Please use the course rotation schedules below as a guide to plan out when you will take future classes. We will make every attempt to adhere to this schedule but please understand that scheduling is subject to change.