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Bible and Ministry, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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With ministry classes, internships, ministry-focused organizations and more,Bible and Ministry degree from Abilene Christian University degree offers a diverse and in-depth program of study.

The Bible and Ministry bachelor’s degree gives you a solid theological foundation in the Old and New Testaments, and you’ll gain an understanding of how biblical principles are applied to daily life and ministry. As a biblical studies major, you will choose a concentration that will allow you to develop specialized skills and knowledge as you pursue your calling.

We offer four distinct tracks of study within this major:

  • The biblical text concentration is designed for students who have a passion for the language, message and historic context of the Bible. This biblical studies degree is an ideal option for those looking to preach or pursue graduate studies.
  • The youth and family ministry concentration prepares students to minister to adolescents and families in church settings.
  • The missions concentration develops missionaries who heed Christ’s call to “go into all the world” by pursuing ministry in another culture.
  • Students who choose the biblical languages concentration will study the Hebrew and Greek languages.

All four concentrations are challenging and rewarding programs designed to meet your goals as a future minister, missionary or scholar.


  • Missionary
  • Ministry Director
  • Chaplain
  • Counselor
  • Theologian
  • Youth Pastor

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching and Learning for Spiritual Formation
  • New Testament Greek 
  • Gospel in a Multicultural World
  • Ministry in Context
  • Philosophy of Religion 
    • Ethics
    • History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy 
    • History of Modern Philosophy 
    • Religious Teachings of C.S. Lewis 
    • Christianity in Culture 

    English Language Requirements

    You need the following IELTS score:

    • Minimum required score:


      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    General Requirements

    • Complete an Application for Admission. There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
    • Send your official high school and/or college transcript(s) 
    • Standardized Test Scores

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      37800 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 37800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      37800 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 37800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Abilene

    • 932 - 1730 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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