Program Overview

Lee University has a Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Studies that can jumpstart a student’s career. Before students can consider this program ENGL-106 and ENGL-110 need to have been completed. The Christian Studies degree requires 120 credits, and can typically be completed in four years.

The degree is divided up into five sections: Religion Core, General Education Core, Specialty Area Requirements, Collateral Requirements, and General Electives. For the Religion Core students need to take the following courses: Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Methods of Bible Study (DAL), Introduction to Theology, Introduction to Christian Ethics, and Doctrine of the Holy Spirit.

For the General Education Core students are required to take courses in the five subsections, which are: Humanities, Communications, Social Science, Natural Science, and Mathematics.

For the Specialty Area Requirements students are asked to consult with an advisor on what courses to take; overall 36 credit hours are required.

Collateral Requirements encompass 15 credit hours of the entire degree and students can suffice these hours in some the following classes: Gospel of John (DAL), Synoptic Gospels, Introduction to Missions, Contemporary World Religions, Religion and Culture, and more. Finally, students are given the chance to personalize the degree by choosing five courses (or 15 credit hours) outside the realm of Christian Studies.

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    Program Details

    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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