College of Christian Studies


The College of Christian Studies was created in May 2009 by uniting Anderson University’s outstanding undergraduate programs in Christian Theology and Christian Ministry with the Clamp Divinity School, which offers the Master of Ministry, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Preaching degrees. Whether you are beginning your work or already in ministry and enhancing your training, you will find a program that meets your needs.

The dean of the College is Dr. Michael Duduit, Professor of Christian Ministry, who is founding editor of Preaching magazine and has spent more than two decades equipping pastors and church leaders for more effective service. His weekly newsletter, Preaching Now, goes to more than 30,000 pastors in the U.S. and around the world, and he regularly leads conferences and courses for church leaders across the U.S. Duduit is author or editor of more than a dozen books, including Handbook of Contemporary Preaching and Preaching With Power.

Anderson University is an accredited university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. AU is ranked in the top tier of private comprehensive universities in the Southeast by US News & World Report. The University is located in the city of Anderson in the Upstate region of South Carolina, thirty minutes from Greenville and approximately two hours from Atlanta or Charlotte.

Solidly Biblical. Intensely Practical.

Preparing for ministry? The College of Christian Studies at Anderson University offers academic excellence in programs that emphasizes practical ministry training for a new generation of Kingdom leaders.You will find an exceptional level of preparation at Anderson University, with committed faculty who link classroom and real-life experience. Whether you plan to go on to seminary or to seek a ministry position right after college, you’ll find AU offers a solid foundation and an outstanding opportunity for practical training.

Even if you’re not entering vocational ministry but you’d still like to gain a better grasp of Biblical truth and theological understanding, you will find the College of Christian Studies to be a comfortable home while exploring God’s truth.

Undergraduate majors in Christian Theology and Christian Ministry and a graduate program in Ministry enable students to pursue just the right type of practical training to achieve their goals.

Preparation to Lead and Serve

Anderson University alumni are serving the Kingdom of God in a variety of ministry and missionary settings – as pastors and church planters, worship leaders and church educators, missionaries and denominational leaders, professors and campus ministers, and many other roles.

Study in the College of Christian Studies at AU will equip you to take the next step in your calling, whether that is planting a church, leading a ministry, or going on for additional preparation in seminary or graduate school. AU grads carry with them a solid foundation of biblical and theological knowledge combined with practical training in hands-on ministry.