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BA in Christian Ministry

The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry program from Regent University can be focused on either church music or pastoral care, with each emphasis designed to prepare graduates for work within a religious organization. Read more about the program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry program should be interested in a career focused on leadership in a Christian setting and service to others. All bachelor's level programs at Regent University require a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry program is designed to equip students to fill leadership roles and effectively communicate their faith to others. Students have the opportunity to study both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible along with foundational theological principles. The program also intends to teach students skills in the areas of mentoring, coaching, and communication. The program has two concentrations that students can choose from: church music and pastoral care. The church music concentration focuses on leading worship, while the pastoral care concentration is designed to train pastoral church leaders.

Learning Format:

Online and on campus

Program Length:

120+ credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry:

The coursework required for a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry totals 120 credits. Curriculum consists of general education, elective, major, and concentration coursee. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses (49 credits)

  • The Making of a Christian Mind
  • The Making of a Christian Leader
  • Old Testament Studies
  • New Testament Studies
  • Introduction to Christian History & Thought
  • Public Speaking (on campus only)
  • Regent Foundations of Success (online only)
  • English Composition
  • Research & Academic Writing
  • The True, the Good, & the Beautiful
  • Literature of the Western World
  • Art and Culture
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • Math for Liberal Arts
    • College Algebra
    • Statistics
    • Calculus I
    • Discrete Math
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • Introduction to Biology with Laboratory
    • General Biology
    • Origins of the Cosmos
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • U.S. History I (to 1877)
    • U.S. History II (from 1877)
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • Introduction to Economics
    • Microeconomics
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • World Geography
    • Western Civilization I
    • Western Civilization II
    • World History I
    • World History II
    • Introduction to Spanish I
    • Introduction to Spanish II
    • Intermediate Spanish I
    • Intermediate Spanish II

General Elective Courses (8 credits)

  • Students choose 100-400 level courses within any discipline

Christian Ministry Major Courses (48 credits)

  • Principles of Hermeneutics & Theological Thinking
  • The Gospels
  • Pentateuch
  • Prophets
  • Pauline Literature
  • General Epistles
  • Biblical Theological Foundations of Worship
  • Christian Ministry
  • Christian Discipleship
  • Christian Missions
  • Senior Seminar

Concentration Courses (15 credits)

  • Students choose courses from their chosen concentration

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry program provides graduates with a strong foundation for work in a Christian organization, especially a church setting, but this foundation may be strengthened through further studies at the master's level. Graduate-level studies could also provide more career opportunities.

Possible programs include:

  • Master of Arts in Practical Theology
  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Education - Discipleship for Ministry

Career Paths:

Regent University's Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry program is designed to equip leaders in the Christian church. The church music emphasis intends to produce graduates who are able to lead worship and encourage other Christians through song. The pastoral care concentration focuses on giving graduates the necessary skills to understand and teach principles of the Christian faith.

Possible careers include:

  • Missionary
  • Church administrator
  • Pastor
  • Christian school music teacher
  • Worship leader

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