Earn Your Degree in Midwifery

The Midwifery degree will teach women life-saving skills, opening the door for them to partner with other women around the world and impact families with the love of Jesus. You will learn how to provide safe care throughout pregnancy, birth, and the newborn period, gaining hands-on experience in the process.

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Why Should I Study Midwifery?

Midwives are a vital part of worldwide healthcare systems. According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), midwives could play an integral part in preventing up to 2/3 of maternal and newborn deaths. 

There is a unique beauty a Christian midwife holds within the context of cross-cultural missions. There are no cultural, religious, or political barriers to expressing the compassion and mercy demonstrated through this relational role.

Completing this degree program will prepare women to take the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) board exam and earn a U.S. Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) certificate. The CPM is currently recognized in most U.S. states and opens doors to obtain state licenses and privileges to practice in many countries around the world.

What Can I Do With this Degree? 

  • Provide prenatal care 
  • Deliver babies 
  • Support women in labor 
  • Take care of women after they give birth 
  • Take care of newborns for the first several weeks of life 
  • Provide holistic and comprehensive care to women
  • Intercultural ministry  
  • Bible teaching and discipleship 
  • Work in Christian nonprofit healthcare ministries

What Skills Will I Develop? 

  • Taking vital signs 
  • Suturing 
  • Giving injections 
  • Listening to fetal heart tones 
  • Monitoring fetal growth throughout pregnancy
  • Assessing maternal and fetal health during labor 
  • Providing safe care throughout labor and delivery 
  • Conduct newborn exams
  • Understanding of core theological concepts 
  • Biblical literacy  
  • Biblical study skills  

Double Major in Bible & Theology  

BGU undergraduate degrees include a double major in Bible & Theology, providing you with a firm Biblical foundation to compliment your career. Studying Bible & Theology along with Midwifery will deepen your understanding of God’s Word, equip you with key skills for effectively ministering to others, and encourage personal spiritual growth.

Global Internship Program Included!

Starting your junior year, you’ll put your skills and knowledge to the test through BGU’s Global Internship Program. Students gain cross-cultural experience for their future careers by working with experienced partner ministries around the world.

Meet the Department Chair

Watch Midwifery Chair Krystina McNeil share her passion for teaching students to care for babies and families around the world.


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