The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies degree is designed to prepare you for full-time or part-time vocational Christian ministry in any form (i.e., to be pastors, ministers of education, ministers of youth, Christian counselors, missionaries, etc.) or to learn more about your faith so that you can serve the Lord in whatever call he might have for your life.

The degree program emphasizes a broad general education foundation followed with classes in biblical studies, biblical languages, theology, and practical ministry. You should expect a rigorous academic environment in which you can mature in your discipleship and scholarship. Upon completion of this degree, you will be prepared to serve in whatever role God has called you to serve or to continue your education in a graduate program or at seminary.

Common Areas of Study

  • Hermaneutics
  • Old Testament Studies
  • New Testament Studies
  • History of Christianity
  • Apologetics
  • World Religions
  • Biblical Exposition

Biblical and Theological Studies Concentration

The Concentration in Biblical and Theological Studies is our most general concentration, preparing you for all avenues of service (such as the pastorate) or for further education in a graduate program or at seminary. The curriculum focuses on the biblical text, theological studies, language skills, and practical ministry.

Focused Areas of Study

  • Ministry administration
  • Christian ethics
  • Other special topics in Christian Studies

Possible Careers

  • Clergy
  • Missions
  • Religious counseling
  • Religious professor
  • Chaplain
  • Church ministry
  • Non-profit work
  • Pastoral care coordinator
  • Christian life coordinator
  • Church relations

Missions Concentration

The Concentration in Missions prepares students for evangelism and ministry in a variety of cultural and religious settings, both foreign and domestic. The curriculum focuses on the basic theological disciplines with an additional emphasis in understanding and communicating the Gospel cross-culturally.

Focused Areas of Study

  • Cultural anthropology
  • Contextualization
  • Theology of missions

Possible Careers

  • Clergy
  • Missions
  • Religious counseling
  • Chaplain
  • Church ministry
  • Museum curator
  • Research
  • Non-profit work

Student Ministry Concentration

The Concentration in Student Ministry prepares students for ministering to high school and college-level students. The curriculum focuses on the basic biblical and theological disciplines with an additional emphasis on ministering to students.

Focused Areas of Study

  • Christian ethics
  • Student ministry

Possible Careers

  • College pastor
  • High school pastor
  • Middle school pastor
  • Children’s pastor
  • Camp counselor

Contact Us

Dr. Maël L. D. S. DisseauDean of The Balthasar Hubmaier School of Theology and Missions & Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies
706-865-2134, ext. 6606
mdisseau@truett.edu