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 bachelors 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.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:

Main Campus

Enjoy Grand Canyon University\'s traditional campus experience. As of fall 2014, our 179-acre campus serves a growing student population of approximately 11,000. New modern classrooms, suite-style residence halls, popular dining options, resort-style swimming pools and a focus on creating a rich student life make GCU a top choice for high school graduates and transfer students.


The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.

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* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.