The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies With An Emphasis In Philosophy program at the Grand Canyon University offers a comprehensive theological education, providing you with the skills and knowledge essential for faithful ministry. You focus on the inward development of character based upon Christian values and principles. 
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Overview

The Christian Studies With An Emphasis In Philosophy program at the Grand Canyon University prepares you for ministry requiring ethical and ideological engagement in the public arena. 

Education

You also have intimate exposure to competencies necessary for service as effective ministers who are capable of engaging the public square and leading others to do the same.

You will engage in the following critical competencies:

  • Critical thinking: Understand and use basic principles of biblical hermeneutics, including the nature of the Bible interpretation and application of contemporary issues
  • Effective communication: Apply theory and methods of oral and written communication with emphasis on skills development to apply in ministerial contexts
  • Christian worldview: Understand aspects of the Christian worldview as outlined in the Old and New Testaments; acquire an in-depth study of revelation, God, humanity, sin, salvation, the Holy Spirit, the person of Jesus Christ and more
  • Leadership: Apply best practices for mission strategies; understand and incorporate contemporary trends in global Christianity
  • Global awareness, perspective and ethics: Understand biblical narrative, genres, major historical periods, theological themes and global Christianity

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics
  • Knowledge and Reality
  • Applied Ethics
  • Philosophy of Religion

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

  • All students must submit either acceptable high school or college transcripts to be considered for full admission into the University. 
  • Additionally, if students cannot meet the GPA requirements with their transcripts, but have test scores or a college-GPA that meets admissions requirements, students will be eligible for full admission. 
  • If both the degree-bearing transcript and the test scores do not meet admission requirements, students may be accepted with specifications. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8250 USD/semester
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  • National

    8250 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
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  • Campus: $8,250 per semester 
  • Online: $395 per credit

Living costs for Phoenix

  • 900 - 1450 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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