Why minor in Chaplaincy?
With a minor in Chaplaincy, you’ll learn to be the presence of Christ among people who need pastoral counsel in institutional and organizational settings. This comes with developing a basic understanding of church ministry and administration, pastoral care, world religions, ethics, leadership, and spiritual concerns. You’ll also build foundational leadership skills needed to lead, influence, and model what it means to be a Christian leader in the world today.
Your Next Step
Review our course requirements and find out how a minor in Chaplaincy can round out your bachelor's degree from CIU.
Career and Ministry Opportunities for Chaplaincy Graduates
You'll make an impact in one of eight primary areas of chaplaincy:
Corporate chaplains are comforters, pastors, teachers, and counselors demonstrating God’s grace and love at manufacturing plants, recreation areas, business offices, corporation headquarters, and in community settings.
Military chaplains provide military personnel and their families with religious programs, pastoral care and counseling. They also advise military commanders on the tenants and practices of religions and their impact on a culture.
Healthcare chaplains serve in an environment of sickness, pain, birth and death, ministering to the mind, body, and spirit of those in need.
Public Safety Chaplaincy
Public safety chaplains demonstrate God’s grace and love to law enforcement, fire department and emergency services personnel, as well as the public, often in traumatic situations.
Institutional chaplains bring the presence of God to a variety of organizations and situations from prisons to airport chapels to roadside ministries for truckers.
Sports chaplains minister to professional athletes and their families as well as provide pastoral care to the executives and employees of sports organizations.
Educational chaplains respond to the spiritual needs of teachers, administrators and support staff at all levels, from elementary school to higher education.
Disaster Relief Chaplaincy
Disaster relief chaplains are often members of denominational disaster relief teams, mobilized to respond to local, state and national emergencies and crises.