Program Overview

Lee University offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Studies for students interested in pursuing a career as a religion teacher or an administrator of a church. The Christian Studies major encompasses a wide variety of courses to ensure adequate understanding of the bible as well as the history of Christianity.

The degree as a whole requires 120 credit hours and is split into six different sections. The first section is the Religion Core. This section consists of 18 credit hours in classes such as: Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Methods of Bible Study (DAL), Introduction to Theology, Introduction to Christian Ethics, and Doctrine of the Holy Spirit.

The second section is the General Education Core. This section is subdivided into six sections: Humanities, Communications, Social Science, Natural Science, Mathematics, and Foreign Language.

 The third section is Specialty Area Requirements. It requires 36 credit hours.

The fourth section is Collateral Requirements. This section requires students to take classes such as: Gospel of John (DAL), Synoptic Gospels, Introduction to Missions, Contemporary World Religions, Religion and Culture, and more.

The fifth section is for General Electives. Students can pick nine credit hours outside the realm of Christian Studies (courses must be approved by the student’s advisor prior to enrollment). 

The first five sections are similar to other degrees offered at Lee; however the last section, Foreign Language, is specific for all Bachelor of Arts degrees. Students are required to take six credit hours of a language (equivalent to two language courses).

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    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Lee University is a four-year private school located in Cleveland, Tennessee. The school was established in 1918 as a Bible Training School until 1947 when the name was changed to Lee College. The school was granted university status in 1997. Lee has become one of the largest Christ-centered private institutions in Tennessee and the largest in the Appalachian College Association.

    Lee University offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and post-master certificates. Academic programs are made up of four colleges and schools:

    • College of Arts & Sciences
    • Helen DeVos College of Education
    • School of Music
    • School of Religion

    Online classes are offered through the division of Adult Learning using a program called Moodle. Courses are offered fully online, in an intensive format (hybrid online and onsite mix), or fully onsite at Lee education centers. Several undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered completely online, as well as certificates in ministry.


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