Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Ministry

ACU’s Bible and Ministry (B.A.) degree will empower and equip you for whichever 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. 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.

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Serve and lead.

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.

Student and Professor discussing the Bible outside the classroom

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 Pastor
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Degree Details

Bible & Ministry (BA)


Missions, BA (BBMN-BMIS)

Biblical Languages, BA (BBMN-BLAN)

Biblical Text, BA (BBMN-BIBL)

Christian Ministry, BA (BBMN-BIBM)

Required Hours

*Based on track selection

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

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:



Bible, Missions and Ministry

Application Deadlines

Early Action: November 1st

Regular: February 1st

National Candidates: May 1st

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