Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Ministry

ACU’s Bible and Ministry (B.A.) degree will empower and equip you for the ministry passion God has instilled in your heart. With ministry classes, internships, ministry-focused organizations and more, ACU’s Bible and Ministry 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.

ACU’s Bible and Ministry (B.A.) degree will empower and equip you for the ministry passion God has instilled in your heart. With ministry classes, internships, ministry-focused organizations and more, ACU’s Bible and Ministry 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.

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As a biblical studies major, you will choose a concentration that allows you to develop specialized skills and knowledge as you pursue your calling. Complete the form to learn more.

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Program Structure

Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Ministry

These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.

Tracks

Missions, BA (BBMN-BMIS)
Biblical Languages, BA (BBMN-BLAN)
Biblical Text, BA (BBMN-BIBL)
Christian Ministry, BA (BBMN-BIBM)

Required Hours

University Requirements: 56 credit hours + Major Requirements: 51 credit hours (Choice of 4 tracks) + Electives: 21 credit hours = Total Required: 128 credit hours*

*Based on track selection

Example Coursework

Teaching and Learning for Spiritual Formation
New Testament Greek for Beginners I & II
Gospel in a Multicultural World
Ministry in Context

Minor Available

Yes

Department

Bible, Missions and Ministry

Application Deadlines

Early Action: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1

Curriculum

Professor and student

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 historical context of the Bible. This biblical studies degree is an ideal option for those looking to preach or pursue graduate studies.
  • The Christian ministry concentration prepares students to minister in a variety of 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.

Beyond Your Degree

Justin Whiteley ('16) | M.A. in Christian Ministry

Clubs and Activities

Ministry is a hands-on career, and during your time at ACU, you will gain practical experience through co-curriculars, clubs and events such as:

  • Internships
  • Service work
  • Student Action Leadership Team (SALT)
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes

After Graduation?

  • Missionary
  • Ministry director
  • Chaplain
  • Counselor
  • Theologian
  • Youth minister