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

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Are you seeking a career that allows you to exercise your spirituality and knowledge of biblical themes and topics? If so, then Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Biblical Studies program could be the first step toward helping you achieve your professional and personal goals. Read on for more information about this bachelor's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The curriculum of Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Biblical Studies program combines a general education with courses focusing on biblical history and writings, theology, and spiritual literature. In program-specific courses, you will have the opportunity to study Old and New Testament writings, interpretations of biblical stories, Hebrew literature, major Christian doctrines, the teachings of Christ, and epistle writings and messages. Other topics include contemporary issues in theology, Christianity history, world religions, leadership skills and traits of Christian leaders, ethics, and church ordinances. General education courses help students to develop communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills and expose them to various global perspectives and Christian worldviews.

What are the Prerequisites?

Before enrolling in the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Biblical Studies program at Grand Canyon University, prospective students might have taken previous courses in theology or religion and have strong communication skills.

What are the Course Requirements?

Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Biblical Studies program requires the completion of 120 credits. This credit total includes between 34-40 credits in general education courses, 72 credits in biblical studies and area of emphasis courses, and 8-14 credits in electives.

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

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

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of Grand Canyon University's BA in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Biblical Studies program, you could be prepared to bring your understanding of the Bible to positions in religious or educational settings. You might work in churches, elementary or secondary schools, community centers, or nonprofit Christian organizations.

Positions you could pursue include:

  • Pastor
  • Missionary
  • Religious educator

Advanced Degrees

In some cases, graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Biblical Studies program might wish to further develop their knowledge by enrolling in an advanced degree program. Some positions, such as teaching at the postsecondary level, could require a master's degree.

Master's degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • Master of Arts in Theology
  • Master of Arts in Christian Studies
  • Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

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.