Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies

Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies degree 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. This program provides an intercultural component in contemporary theology and in leadership in the 21st century, preparing students for a variety of ministries. 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.

Those interested in a Christian Studies bachelor‛s degree may wish to serve on a local church staff, teach at a Christian school, minister to youth or another age group in a church, lead missions efforts, serve as chaplain assistants, or be involved in ministry in the military. Those seeking a Christian Studies degree have a passion to help others by providing ministry and leadership within their community in both spiritual and secular matters. Graduates may be qualified to work in the clergy, become a ministry director or a missionary in foreign or domestic locations.

In earning a BA in Christian Studies degree, you will examine the history of Christianity and the development of Christian values as well as gain a deeper understanding of major contemporary religions of the world. Students will study the major doctrines of the Christian religion and the basic disciplines of Christian discipleship.

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