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Pre-Seminary Program

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Discover Your Path to Seminary School with the Pre-Seminary Studies Minor at Concordia University Texas.

The Pre-Seminary Studies Minor at Concordia University Texas is designed for students who feel called to ministry in any capacity and want to deepen their knowledge of Scripture while pursuing their other interests. With an emphasis on integrating Biblical studies into a liberal arts education, students can minister to their peers and the surrounding communities. Small class sizes and hands-on experience make this program a unique and intimate approach to preparing for seminary school.

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Discover your path to seminary school with the Pre-Seminary Studies Minor at Concordia University Texas.

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Small classes allow a professor to make deep impacts.

Small Classes, Deep Impact

The Pre-Seminary Minor provides an intimate approach to learning Scripture, allowing students to deepen their understanding of the Bible and prepare for seminary school.

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Ministry Opportunities

Students in the Pre-Seminary program have the opportunity to minister to their peers and surrounding communities, gaining valuable hands-on experience in ministry while pursuing other interests.

Career Outcomes
  • Pursue advanced theological studies and attend seminary
  • Become a pastor, youth minister, or religious leader
  • Work in non-profit or social service organizations
  • Pursue graduate studies in related fields such as theology, philosophy, or ministry
  • Apply Christian values and teachings in a variety of professions
  • Develop strong leadership and communication skills applicable in many fields




Concordia University Texas School of Ministry




Dr. Grant Carey

Students will leave equipped for their calling in life, and because of this holistic approach, students are prepared to take on a variety of vocations in churches, non-profits, service institutions, and schools. At Concordia, we strive to go deep theologically, as well as giving students many opportunities to “try-out” all sorts of hands experience through field work in local congregations and community.

Dr. Grant CareyCoordinator, School of Ministry
  • Accreditation

    Concordia University Texas is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate, bachelor, and master degrees along with the Doctorate in Education (Ed.D). Concordia University Texas also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Concordia University Texas may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

  • Admissions requirements

    Students coming to Concordia directly from high school with no full-time college experience must have: 

    • GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) 

    Students who fall below the above requirement will be evaluated by the Office of Admissions and may still be eligible for admission to Concordia. Please contact your Admissions Counselor if you have questions about achieving admission. 


    If you are transferring to Concordia: 

    • Transfer students with 12 or more college-level credit hours completed must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. 
    • Transfer students with fewer than 12 college-level credit hours completed must meet freshman admission requirements. 


    Visit our admissions page to learn more. 

  • Tuition and aid

    At Concordia Texas, we're widening the doors to higher education by making a college degree more accessible and affordable. That's why we've lowered our published tuition price by nearly 40%, with textbooks included at no additional cost. Learn more about how you can achieve an affordable education.

  • Student resources available

    At Concordia, we offer additional resources to ensure your success, including the writing center, math center, speech center and peer tutoring. The CTX Library's eBook collection of over 180,000+ items is available 24/7. The library also provides several Research Guides and Tutorials and you can chat with a librarian 24/7 for additional help. Because you’re a person and not just a student to us, mental health screening, resources and support are also available. Check out our mental health page for more information. 

Explore your passion for ministry and prepare for seminary school with the Pre-Seminary Studies Minor.

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