Grand Canyon University

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Biblical Studies

Students enrolled in Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Biblical Studies program have an opportunity to study systematic theology, the history of Christianity, and other relevant topics. Read on to learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Biblical Studies program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Biblical Studies

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Biblical Studies program should express an interest in studying Christianity. Furthermore, it is beneficial if applicants have solid research and communication skills.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Biblical Studies program are required to complete a core Christian studies sequence as well as general education courses. Some of the core courses included in the curriculum include: Hebrew poetical and wisdom literature, contemporary theology, history of Christianity, and biblical interpretation and application. The degree program is designed to build communication and leadership skills. Most of the general education courses are completed prior to the emphasis-area courses.

Learning Format:

Campus and Online

Total Credits Required:

120 credits

Financial Aid:

Federal financial aid, including loans, grants and scholarships, is available to qualifying students. Students can find out about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities from a Grand Canyon University Enrollment Counselor.

Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Biblical Studies:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program. Some courses and programs may not be available at all campuses.

Required Courses

  • BIB 104: Old Testament Historical Perspectives (4 credits)
  • BIB 105: New Testament Historical Perspectives (4 credits)
  • INT 244: World Religions (4 credits)
  • PHI 305: Ethical Thinking in the Liberal Arts (4 credits)
  • BIB 355: Biblical Interpretation and Application (4 credits)
  • BIB 351: Moses and the Prophets (4 credits)
  • BIB 354: Jesus and His Interpreters (4 credits)
  • MIN 350: Spiritual Formation for Christian Leaders (4 credits)
  • BIB 365: Old Testament Writings (4 credits)
  • BIB 370: Hebrew Poetical and Wisdom Literature (4 credits)
  • HTH 359: Systematic Theology (4 credits)
  • HTH 379: History of Christianity (4 credits)
  • HTH 469: Contemporary Theology (4 credits)
  • CHL 465: Christian Leadership in the 21st Century (4 credits)
  • BIB 380: Pauline Epistles (4 credits)
  • BIB 455: Hebrew Prophets (4 credits)
  • BIB 465: The General Epistles (4 credits)
  • BIB 475: Johannine Literature (4 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

When a student has completed Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Biblical Studies program, he or she has the opportunity to pursue a master's degree in a relevant field. Some of the courses that may be offered in a master's degree program include narrative preaching, professional ethics, pastoral counseling, and systematic theology.

Some possible degree programs include:

  • Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership
  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Discipleship
  • Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

Career Paths:

Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Biblical Studies program have an opportunity to pursue a variety of jobs in the field. Job candidates should be able to express strong communication and interpersonal skills. Possible employers may include community centers, churches, and overseas ministry programs.

Positions that graduates could pursue include:

  • Youth development assistant
  • Church administrator
  • Pastoral assistant
  • Missionary

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at gcu.edu/disclosures.

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