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BA in Christian Studies - Global Ministry

Students with an interest in ministry and missionary work may be interested in the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Global Ministry program at Grand Canyon University. For more information about this theological program with a cross-cultural emphasis, read on.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Global Ministry

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

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Program Prerequisites:

For admission into a bachelor's level of study at Grand Canyon University, students must show acceptable high school or college transcripts with GPA minimums and/or appropriate test scores. In addition, all students in this program must, at an early point in their study, affirm the Doctrinal Statement and College of Theology Covenant.

Program Description:

Centered on Christian ministry with a global context, the BA in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Global Ministry provides students with the opportunity to study the important foundations of Christian theology with the skills required of ministry on an international scale. Courses cover world religions, the Old and New Testaments, communication in ministry, Christian theology and evangelism.

Learning Format:

Online and Campus

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Various financial aid options, including scholarships, loans and grants, may be available for students at Grand Canyon University. Special discounts are available for high school students and the military. For more information about how to receive financial aid, contact the university financial aid office.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis on Global Ministry Program

In this program, students are required to complete 34-40 general education credits, 64 credits of major study and 16-22 credits of open electives. Before enrolling in a program, be sure to contact Grand Canyon University, as degree programs and course options are subject to change.

General Education Requirements (38 credits)

  • University Foundations courses including one or more of the following:
    • University Success 103
    • University Success 303
  • Effective Communication courses including one or more of the following:
    • 21st Century Skills: Communication and Information Literacy
    • English Composition I
    • English Composition II
    • Elements of Intercultural Communication
  • Christian Worldview courses including one or more of the following:
    • Christian Worldview 101
    • Christian Worldview 301
  • College Mathematics
  • Global Awareness, Perspective and Ethics courses including one or more of the following:
    • General Psychology
    • World Religions
    • Everyday Sociology

Elective Requirements (16-22 credits)

  • 16-22 credits of open elective courses

Core Program Requirements (64 credits)

  • Old Testament Survey
  • New Testament Survey
  • World Religions
  • Christian Theology I
  • Biblical Interpretation and Application
  • Christian Theology II
  • Pentateuch
  • Evangelism and Discipleship
  • Christian Character Formation
  • Christianity in a Global Context
  • Gospels and Acts
  • Anthropology for Cross-Cultural Ministry
  • Ministerial Communication
  • Survey of Historical Theology
  • Christian Ethics
  • Christianity and Culture

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Additional study relevant to ministry is available through a variety of master's degree programs that specialize in specific ministerial functions, such as family ministry, ministry leadership or ministry in urban areas. These types of programs may be interesting to you if you'd like to focus your study in additional areas or create more potential for job growth by earning a master's degree.

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

  • Master of Arts in Urban Ministry
  • Master of Arts in Christian Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Global Ministry may be able to pursue leadership positions in ministry or in missionary work. Possible employment applications for this degree include director or educational positions in churches or other religious organizations.

Entry-level positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Missions leader
  • Ministry leader
  • Director or educational leader of religious activities

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