Program Overview

Anderson University offers a Bachelor of Christian Studies degree intended specifically for individuals who are currently working in ministry or who would like to pursue this career on a full-time basis, but need academic experience to do so. Individuals who are looking to deepen their understanding of the Bible, theology, and Christian ministry are also an appropriate fit for this program. The curriculum of this program is based in both Biblical and Theological subject areas. Students are also required to take more practical ministry courses that will help them understand and gain real world experience in ministry. Courses are generally eight weeks long. The Christian Studies program will accept some previous college coursework.

This program is split up into cores of requirements. Because the Bachelor of Christian Studies program is a liberal arts program, a student must complete at least 36 credit hours of general education requirements. The subjects covered in these requirements include such areas as humanities and social and behavioral sciences. Students take 21 credit hours of required Christian studies courses and an additional 30 credit hours of Christian studies electives. The required Christian studies courses include: Introduction to Ministry, Spirituality Formation in Ministry, and Evangelism and Missions. There are an additional 33 credit hours of open electives, which students should choose according to their personal interests, career goals, or educational goals.

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    Degree Level: Bachelor

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    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges





    School Overview

    Anderson University is a private not-for-profit, four-year institution of higher learning with Baptist affiliations, located in the city of Anderson, South Carolina. Anderson University aims to be a teaching university that offers students both liberal arts and professional studies within the Christian community environment. 

    Anderson offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in both on-campus and online learning environments. In addition to its traditional programs, Anderson University also offers students opportunities through the Institute for Lifelong learning. This is a program offered throughout both Canada and the United States that offers mature learners non-credit short courses that aim to improve skills, explore new ideas, and offer them the opportunity to interact with interesting and active people.


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