Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies

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Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies

Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies program will utilize biblical studies as the foundation, and an understanding of theology, philosophy, and Christian history as the framework, for communicating Christ to various audiences. In addition to spiritual formation and exegetical skills essential to Christian studies, graduates will be able to employ communication, leadership, and organizational skills necessary for effective ministry

General Education Requirements

Course to Course Review

Overview
General Education coursework prepares Grand Canyon University graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.

Competency Requirements Total Credits
University Foundations
 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will complete one of the following UNV Foundational courses: UNV 103 for students entering with under 24 credit hours or UNV 303 for students transferring 24 or more credit hours.
 
4
Effective Communication

 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to construct rhetorically effective communications appropriate to diverse audiences, purposes, and occasions (English composition, communication, critical reading, foreign language, sign language, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of English grammar or composition.
 
9 - 12
Christian Worldview
 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to express aspects of Christian heritage and worldview. Students are required to take CWV 101.
 
4
Critical Thinking


 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to use various analytic and problem-solving skills to examine, evaluate, and/or challenge ideas and arguments (mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, physical geography, ecology, economics, theology, logic, philosophy, technology, statistics, accounting, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of college-level mathematics.
 
11 - 12
Global Awareness, Perspectives, and Ethics


 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to demonstrate awareness and appreciation of and empathy for differences in arts and culture, values, experiences, historical perspectives, and other aspects of life (psychology, sociology, government, Christian studies, Bible, geography, anthropology, economics, political science, child and family studies, law, ethics, cross-cultural studies, history, art, music, dance, theater, applied arts, literature, health, etc.).
 
6 - 8


Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies Courses

Maricopa Community College District transfer students who have completed the courses below, will be able to meet the course competency requirements for courses within the Bachelor of  Arts in Christian Studies program at Grand Canyon University.

MCCCD Courses GCU Courses
Course Number Course Title Credits Course Number Course Title Credits
REL 243                
World Religions          
3   INT 244                 
World Religions            
4
Total Number of MCCCD Credits Applied to GCU Christian Studies Major 3

*The identified MCCCD courses fulfill the competency requirements for the corresponding GCU course; however, the courses may not fulfill the credit requirements. For more information please contact an Enrollment or Academic Counselor

Upper Level Division Classes

Maricopa Community College District transfer students will need to take the courses below within the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies program at Grand Canyon University. They may also need to take additional courses to meet the graduation requirements of the program. See an Enrollment Counselor for more details.

Courses Left to Complete at GCU
BIB 104
Old Testament Historical Perspectives
4
BIB 105 
New Testament Historical Perspectives
4
BIB 351
Moses and the Prophets
4
BIB 354
Jesus and His Interpreters
4
BIB 355
Biblical Interpretation and Application
4
CHL 465
Christian Leadership in the 21st Century
4
HTH 359
Systematic Theology
4
HTH 379
History of Christianity
4
HTH 469
Contemporary Theology
4
MIN 350
Spiritual Formation for Christian Leaders
4
PHI 305
Ethical Thinking in the Liberal Arts
4
 
Total Number of Credits Remaining for GCU Christian Studies Major
44
Total Credits Hours Needed to Complete Bachelor of Arts
in Christian Studies
120