Program Overview

California Baptist University in Thousand Oaks, California offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministries. The curriculum is 48 units: 12 units of lower pision core courses and 36 credits of upper pision requirements. Students must complete Composition and Intermediate Composition prior to beginning program courses. It is preferred that applicants have a minimum of 24 transferrable units. 

The program is specifically designed for working professionals who want to pursue careers in ministry or further their biblical knowledge. The curriculum helps students build a well-rounded, foundational knowledge and skill set of biblical-based theology. Students will also see the value of its impact on the lives of inpiduals. 

The courses encompass a wide variety of theological education, including the following: Latter Prophets & Writings, Paul & the Early Church, Christian Theology, Pastoral Leadership, Biblical Interpretation, Church History, Christian Missions, Christian Social Ethics, Biblical Preaching, Biblical Theology, and several others. All students will complete the Christian Ministry concentration, which helps prepare students for a variety of careers in a variety of ministries. This concentration has an applicable approach, which allows students to truly understand the material and connect biblical text to real-world applications. 

Additionally, the faculty is composed of Christian mentors who provide students with invaluable experience and knowledge. There is a high level of interaction between the professors and students, despite the classes being online. The professors foster an environment in which students can reach their potential and have an enjoyable experience. The professors are genuinely devoted to student success and want to help the students as much as possible.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accredited


    Minimum GPA of 2.0
    24 transferrable units preferred

    School Overview

    California Baptist University, founded in 1950, stands on 130 plus acres in Riverside, California, and continues to promote a "Christ-centered educational experience" based on founding principles. By the 1980s, the school began conferring graduate students. Today, the private, not-for-profit four-year CBU offers undergraduate majors and concentrations, along with graduate programs.

    Students enrolling in degrees through CBU Online and Professional Studies will find necessary support mechanisms in place. Asynchronous assignments for online classes can be accessed 24/7 and professional faculty communicate with students in engaging environments delivered via platforms.


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