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Christian Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Riverside, OH, United States
Having a heart to serve is a start but a biblical and theological foundation is also needed to effectively minister to people in and out of church. Students leave the Christian Studies program at California Baptist University with a deeper understanding of Christianity and a deeper love for Christ, well prepared for seminary or ministry.
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Overview

Why study the Christian Studies program at California Baptist University?

All full-time faculty in the School of Christian Ministries are experts in their field, gladly grounded in biblical truth, and completely committed to the historic beliefs of the Christian faith. Many have served as pastors and youth leaders, and all are active members of local churches. They seek to honor God by lovingly investing their time in students and modeling the Christian life. 

Career Opportunities

  • Pastor
  • Youth pastor
  • Church planter
  • Pastoral staff
  • Bible teacher
  • Children's Ministry worker
  • Missionary 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits

    45-51 units

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Pentateuch & Former Prophets
  • Latter Prophets & Writings
  • Jesus and the Gospels
  • Paul & the Early Church
  • History of Baptist Thought
  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Church History
  • Christian Theology 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Official transcripts. Send us the official sealed copies of all academic records (including transcripts, mark sheets and grade reports, as well as graduation certificates, diplomas and/or completion certificates) from secondary schools, showing dates of attendance, courses taken and grades received. Transfer applicants are required to submit all official college transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  • An essay or personal statement. Submit a personal statement (minimum 3–5 paragraphs) responding to "What do you hope to gain from your experience as a student at CBU?"
  • Minimum of 430 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing  on the SAT.
  • Minimum of 16 on the English section of the ACT.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16471 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16471 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Traditional Program Per Unit: 1,267 USD

Funding

Ambassador’s Scholarship (Incoming Freshmen)

  • $12,000 per year
  • 3.5 cumulative weighted GPA and above
  • 1000 SAT or 20 ACT

International Transfer Scholarship (Incoming Domestic Transfers)

  • $8,000 per year
  • 3.3 GPA and above

Need-Based Grants 

  • Global Initiatives Grant – Up to $10,000 per year
  • Grant based upon financial need as determined. International financial aid application required.

Athletic Scholarships

  • Available for men’s basketball, baseball, diving, soccer, swimming, water polo, cross country and track, volleyball, and golf. For women, scholarships are available for basketball, softball, diving, soccer, swimming, water polo, golf, cross country and track, volleyball and cheer. 

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