Bachelor's Theology Majors
Christian Studies, Christian Ministry and Worship Arts Majors Grounded in Biblical Truth
Grand Canyon University’s College of Theology offers bachelor’s theology majors that allow you to gain a strong foundation in theological studies and ministerial preparation, while receiving guidance from committed full-time faculty members. Aspiring ministers and Christian leaders receive focused theological training that cultivates strong Christian character and fosters unity in Christ and love for one another. With curriculum grounded in biblical truth and our rich Christian heritage, our bachelor’s theology programs can help you find your purpose and grow in your relationship with God.
Choose GCU for Your Bachelor’s Theology Major
Grand Canyon University offers reputable theology programs that provide you with a well-rounded basis of knowledge, preparing you for a career in theology and strengthening your relationship with God. Explore on-campus and online theology majors to find a program that works best for you.
Build your foundation for pursuing vocational ministry with a BA in Christian Ministry from GCU. In this program, you will gain a theological education focusing on personal and professional development to pursue your calling with confidence. Explore contextualizing Christianity, apply biblical truths and prepare to lead others in their spiritual journeys with this degree.
Worship arts majors at GCU learn to lead contemporary worship in a variety of settings. Housed in our innovative Center for Worship Arts, these bachelor’s theology programs prepare you to minister in a Christian worship environment. Work with industry experts, worship leaders and academic scholars, record in the GCU Recording Studio and gain a strong foundation in biblical and theological studies, while following your passion for worship.
The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies provides strong groundwork in ministry and Christian leadership through foundational biblical and theological studies. This Christian studies major biblical teaching and Christian theology, ministry and missions, while offering a spiritual formation and skill for serving others with grace and compassion. You can choose this bachelor’s theology degree major without an emphasis or choose from several Christian studies program emphases below that will help you find your purpose.
Explore Ways to Faithfully Teach the Bible to Others
Study major divisions of the Bible and learn to teach the Bible to a variety of audiences in various settings with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Biblical Studies.
Study Missions, World Religions and Cross-Cultural Engagement
Prepare for cross-cultural ministry and mission work while developing knowledge through a theological education with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Global Ministry.
Understand the Value of Philosophy and Ethics in Society
The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Philosophy allows you to study ethics, basic logic and philosophy of religion while gaining a comprehensive theological education.
Develop Leadership Skills While Exploring Theology of Worship
Explore the gospel and its implications within contemporary worship by developing leadership skills with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Worship Leadership.
Learn to Transform Young Lives with Biblical and Theological Insight
With a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Youth Ministry, you can help young men and women find Christ in their formative years and guide them through times of crisis.
Our frequently asked questions are here to provide you with more information on earning your bachelor’s in theology degree. Read through our answers below to learn more.
Graduating from bachelor’s theology programs can lead to a number of fulfilling career opportunities. Many who graduate as theology majors choose to work in the church or a Christian organization as a religious activities and education director, or postsecondary philosophy and religion teacher. You may also choose to continue your education by pursuing a master's theology program. GCU’s Grand Canyon Theological Seminary is home to our graduate programs.
To study theology means to grow in the knowledge of God, his creation and his purpose for our lives. You will explore the Word of God, learn important biblical concepts, study biblical figures and gain a foundation of knowledge that is rooted in Christian doctrine. By studying theology, you’ll understand what it means to serve, love and educate others about God’s love.
Becoming a theology major is an ideal choice if you aim to dedicate yourself to God and pursue a career in a church or religious organization. Theology majors gain important biblical concepts, build a theological foundation and strengthen their Christian character. The knowledge, awareness and insight you gain from becoming a theology major is transferrable to careers in the church and is applicable to your own life and devotion to Christ.
A bachelor’s in theology degree typically takes four years to complete. Undergraduate theology degrees at GCU require 120 credits to completed. Depending on whether you decide to complete your theology major online or on campus, classes can range from 7 to 15 weeks per class.
Theology bachelor’s degree are most commonly BA degrees. BA degree subject matter tends to focus on social sciences, humanities and arts and emphasizes concepts such as critical thinking, holistic learning and communication. In contrast, BS degrees prepare you for more hands-on, technical careers in science, IT, math and engineering, to name a few.