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CoVo Ministry Programs

A university degree for the co-vocational Christian


About the CoVo Religion Track

The Division of Religion at SWU recognizes a growing need for multi-skilled pastors in ministry and ministry-minded individuals in the workforce. According to a recent survey by Barna, more than half (55%) of U.S. pastors had another career before going into ministry and 26% remain bi-vocational, currently holding some other kind of role in addition to pastoring. The CoVo program is designed for the co-vocational Christian: the student looking to be an effective minister in both the church and the workplace.

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Religion majors in the CoVo program will be equipped with the essential academic competencies for Wesleyan ordination with a major in Christian Ministry, Youth and Children Ministry, or Christian Worship; as well as workplace skills and experience offered through another major of their choice (see below):

  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Mathematics
  • Media Communications
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Recreation and Sports Management
  • Social Sciences
  • and more!