Programs & Departments
Welch College courses are grouped in four broad subject-matter areas that provide the basis for academic departments. The four academic departments are as follows:
- The Department of Theological Studies
- The Department of Arts & Sciences
- The Department of Music
- The Department of Teacher Education
Preparation for Service & Careers
Welch College offers programs to prepare students for various vocations, whether in professional ministries or as laity. Here are some of the possibilities:
B.S. in Business Administration
Bivocational Ministry/Local Church Ministry
A.S. in Ministry; The Online Associate of Science degree program in Ministry is designed for adults involved in ministry in the local church. Students may earn the A.S.M. entirely online.
Coach/Athletic Director/Recreational or Organizational Activities Director
B.S., Major in Physical Education; B.S., Major in Exercise Science; B.S., Major in Exercise Science with an emphasis in sports management.
If you are interested in medical, dental, pharmacy, or veterinary school, or related training for physical therapy and optometry, see information about the biology program.
A.S. in Biology Pre-nursing and preparation for the 2+2 Partners in Nursing program with Belmont University leading to the BSN.
If you are interested in law school, see the information about pre-law programs.
Two ROTC (Army or Air Force) programs by cross-enrollment at Vanderbilt University or Tennessee State University.
Minister of Christian Education
B.S., Major in Biblical and Ministry Studies, Christian Education Track.
Minister of Music & Youth
B.S., Combination Major in Church Music and Youth Ministry.
Minister Of Youth
B.S., Major in Biblical and Ministry Studies, Youth Ministry Track.
B.A., Major in Biblical and Ministry Studies, Missions Track.
B.S., Major in Music; or Major in Church Music Ministries.
Pastor, Evangelist, Church Planter
B.A. or B.S., Major in Biblical and Ministry Studies, Pastoral Ministry Track.
B.S., Major in Psychology; or B.A., minor in Psychology (to prepare to pursue a master’s degree in the field).
Teacher/Child Care Specialist
Major in Child Development and Learning (grades K-6), Major in English (grades 7-12), Major in Biblical Studies (grades 7-12), Major in Physical Education (K-12), Major in Early Childhood (grades PreK-3), Major in Biology Education (grades 7-12) A.S. in Early Childhood, Major in History (grades 7-12), or Bachelor of Music Education (K-12).
Associate of Arts degree
The Associate of Arts degree is designed for those who need to transfer to another college to pursue a field of study not offered at Welch College.